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East Portlemouth, Devon, Visitor & Tourism Guide

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National Park: Dartmoor
AONBs: South Devon, Tamar Valley, Cornwall
Select Towns/Villages: Salcombe, Torcross, Outer Hope, Kingsbridge, Thurlestone, Dartmouth, Totnes

A view
Across The Salcombe Kingsbridge Estuary from Salcombe, the village of East Portlemouth offers a classic view of one of the South West's most beautiful towns. On a sunny day, when the colours of the sea, sand and vegetation are vibrant, this is a very special place in which to be.

Start with its beaches. Strung out along this section of the estuary are some remarkable, if small, beaches. Whilst there's limited parking in East Portlemouth and, specifically, behind the National Trust's Mill Bay Beach, if you're not staying in the village itself, we'd recommend taking the small ferry boat from Salcombe across to East Portlemouth Beaches (Small's and Fisherman's Coves). Walk south from here to Mill Bay Beach or Sunny Cove. Across the water, you'll see North Sands and South Sands which are both easily accessible from Salcombe by the South Sands Sea Tractor/Taxi.

Walking and boat trips
On the South West Coast Path, East Portlemouth is in an area that's great for walking. Head east to Prawle Point and Start Point. There are some cracking beaches close to Start Point. Try Bee Sands and Hall Sands.

From East Portlemouth, we'd also recommend crossing the water and walking to Overbeck's Garden and Museum and then beyond Bolt Head to Soar Mill Cove and Bolberry Down. Alternatively, book a trip on a boat. Go north to Kingsbridge or out to sea.

Surrounding area
The East Portlemouth/Salcombe area is a highlight of South Devon so it's easy to spend all your time here. However, if you want to explore, we'd recommend trips to Torcross and Dartmouth, Totnes and Burgh Island. Note that Dartmoor National Park is in easy reach from here.

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East Portlemouth Beaches

Located in East Portlemouth, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Stunning, sandy beaches which run along the East Portlemouth side of The Salcombe Kingsbridge Estuary. A passenger ferry runs between Salcombe and East Portlemouth. We'd recommend spending time at Mill Bay Beach a short...

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Mill Bay Beach

Located in East Portlemouth, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Idyllic sandy beach with views across to Salcombe. There's a reasonable amount of National Trust parking behind the beach in the woods. The road leading to Mill Bay Beach is narrow so be patient. Part of the South Devon...

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Boatman's Cottage
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Less than a mile away.

Rates: 289 - 650 Per Week

In a prime location just 3 minutes' level walk from the town's picturesque harbour restaurants and charming shops this quaint little 19th century fisherman's cottage end one of a row has been carefully restor...

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Tides Reach, Salcombe
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Approximately 1.3 miles away.

Total Rooms: 35; Rates: 59 - 320 Per Night

Tides Reach Hotel is a pretty seafront hotel with beautiful views and leisure facilities Salcombe is a short walk or ferry ride along the estuary On the doorstep are sandy coves, spectacular coastal walks, safe sea-swimm...

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Approximately 2.2 miles away.

Rates: 270 - 593 Per Week

In the mild climate of the South Hams this single storey link house enjoys a quiet location just 1½ miles from the popular watersports centre of Salcombe and ½ mile from Malborough's 3 pubs shop/garage tenn...

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