Snapes Point

Countryside Ranger Emma looking out from Snapes Point

Snapes Point juts directly onto the Kingsbridge Estuary, and offers easy to medium trails. Watch the relaxed hustle and bustle of life on the estuary below or see if you can spot the nationally rare cirl bunting, blackcap or chiffchaff.


Snapes Point is popular with the locals to walk the dog or to just sit and enjoy the 360 degree views of rolling hills and estuary.

Visit in the winter and you’ll likely to have the whole place to yourself. Return in the summer and the views will be a blaze of colour with sailing boats, small cruisers and canoes exploring the estuary and it’s narrow creeks.

An easy walk from Salcombe to Snapes Point is a good way to explore this little inland headland.

How to get there

It’s a little tricky to find but worth the effort. Follow A381 from Kingsbridge to Salcombe. After Malborough take second turning on left onto a lane signposted to Lincombe. Continue down this lane, go over first crossroads, still following signs to Lincombe, until a brown car park signpost in a hedge and a right turn up a short single track lane to Snapes car park.

Route 606, Kingsbridge to Salcombe. See Traveline South West.