Salcombe 2011

Beach Guide

Salcombe Beaches

A network of ferries operate from Whitestrand or the Ferry Steps at Low Tide, both of which are in the centre of town. These give an easy and rather special access to the beaches around the town of Salcombe, namely North and South sands at the harbour mouth and the beaches of East Portlemouth on the opposite bank of the estuary from the town.

North and South Sands

Lying on the Western side of the Salcombe Estuary Mouth, North and South Sands are two sheltered, fine sandy beaches with excellent views across the estuary. The have good facilities and are within a short walk or ferry ride of Salcombe town centre.

Access: Good road access though busy. Good access to beach. Or Ferry from Salcombe.
Car Parking: Approx 100 spaces total - £5 per day
Facilities: Both beaches have cafe and toilets nearby. North Sands also has a beach shop, whilst South Sands has watersports hire in summer and ferry link to Salcombe.
(Many facilities are seasonal).
Swimming: Safe bathing.
Dogs: No dogs on South Sands

East Portlemouth Beaches

The East Portlemouth side of the Salcome Estuary is lined by many beaches, and at low tide one can walk the entire fore-shore. The beaches include Fishermans Cove, Smalls Cove and the main beach Mill Bay. The sand is fine with sheltered water and fine views.

Access: Narrow, often busy lanes. Good access to beach. OR Ferry from Salcombe
Car Parking: Approx 80 spaces total - £4 per day
Facilities: There are toilet facilities at the Mill Bay and Fishermans Cove ends, as well as Cafe, beach shop and ferry to Salcombe from the Fishermans Cove steps.
(Many facilities are seasonal).
Swimming: Safe bathing.
Dogs: Dogs are allowed on this beach

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