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A coastline of dramatic cliffs, open farmland and sandy coves

Grab your walking boots and discover a spectacular stretch of coast made up of secluded sandy beaches and majestic ragged cliffs which have claimed countless ships over the centuries.

Go on an adventure and discover all the secrets of the Salcombe estuary with our new canoe map-guide. Explore hidden coves, shipwrecks and shore teeming with wildlife-all without ever having to leave your canoe.

At Bolberry Down the open access pathway makes it easy for people of all ages to get a taste of the south Devon coast. From Bolberry you can walk to the Iron Age fort at Bolt Tail or follow the coast path to the sleepy villages at Hope Cove. Wander by the charming thatched cottages before heading down to the nearby sheltered beaches.

East Soar Experience

Welcome to East Soar Outdoor Experience

Our NT tenant at Marlborough near Salcombe runs the East Soar Outdoor Experience. They provide outdoor educational opportunities for children with additional educational needs. They also provide a catered camping service, a camping barn, a holiday cottage and a Walkers' Hut open for refreshments.

Drop in for a lovely cuppa

A welcome sight for weary feet © John Parker/National Trust

Tired feet and thirsty? The walkers' hut is the brilliant idea of the Shelks at the East Soar Outdoor Experience. Drop in and make yourself a tea or coffee and help yourself to a slice of cake. After you've relaxed and washed up, put some money in the honesty box.

Something for the children

Play area and farm animals to enjoy while Mum and Dad have a cuppa © John Parker/National Trust

Once the chocolate cake has been devoured, there is plenty for children to do - a mini assault course and slide - and animals to see.

Dogs are made welcome

Plenty of seating in the converted barn © John Parker/National Trust

The walkers' hut welcomes dogs on leads. There are plenty of water bowls and space for them to rest their weary paws.

Our favourite holiday walk

Through the gate onto the coastpath to be rewarded with dizzying views

Whether it's just you and the dog or the whole family this walk has something for everyone to enjoy. Hold on to your hat and discover dizzying views, quiet, sheltered woodland paths and bracing cliff-top picnic spots.

Bolt Head Trail

Paddle the Salcombe estuary

As seen on the BBC's Countryfile, you can now explore the beautiful Salcombe estuary with our new canoe map.

As the summer crowds disappear on the water you're more likely to spot the wildlife.

Celebrating Coast

A year on the South West Coast

This is a year of celebration - we are taking part in South West Coastal Festival to mark a 50 year milestone in the conservation of the coast.

Over 300 miles of the South West coast is protected by the National Trust, largely thanks to the Neptune campaign - set up 50 years ago.

Download the Coastal Festival calendar

Keep up to date with what's going on

The South Devon Ranger Team care for a large coastal area that stretches from Dartmouth to Plymouth and includes such well-loved sites as Salcombe, South Milton Sands and Wembury. Find out week to week what they get up to.