Things to see & do

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Something for everyone

  • A broad-clawed porcelain crab waiting in the rockpools © Paul Naylor

    Rock pools teeming with marine life

  • Thurlestone rock on a winter’s day © Mike Townsend/National Trust

    The dynamic and constantly changing coastline

  • Looking down at Hope Cove from Bolt Tail © Eric McDonald/National Trust

    Follow the coast path to the pretty village of Hope Cove

  • Making some wild art on the beach at Brownsea Island, Dorset © NTPL/John Millar

    Beachcomb and make your own wild art

  • Enjoy a take-a-way from the beach house at South Milton Sands © NTPL/John Parker/National Trust

    Drop in for coffee and cake or a delicious seafood lunch

  • Watching the sunset on Thurlestone rock  © NTPL/david

    One of the best places to catch a sunset or stay longer and enjoy some stargazing

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

Win a Cadbury egg

Win a Cadbury egg

Friday 3 and Saturday 4 April  11am to 3pm

Join the rangers on the beach and enjoy an Easter Egg trail with a difference. Complete the set of beach activities and be rewarded with a Cadbury Easter Egg.

£2 per child.


Hire equipment

Stand up Paddle boarding at South Milton Sands

Wetsuits, kayaks and paddle boards can be hired in peak season from the South Milton Sands car park or you can contact:

  • Diventure Salcombe 01548843663 or 07974910878
  • Salcombe Scuba  01548 843243

Dive or a snorkle?

Discover ship wrecks beneath the waves at South Milton Sands

We've found all these great short clips of film on You Tube exploring the waters around South Milton Sands. Thanks to everyone who has posted them!

Snorkelling Thurlestone

Diving the Louis Sheid

Seal Eye view of Thurlestone Reef

Celebrating 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.