South Devon coast and countryside

From the revitalised land at Wembury to the southern side of the Dart Estuary, the National Trust cares for over 8000 acres of coast and countryside in South Devon.

Creating art on the beach at Wembury


Just a few miles out of Plymouth, a spectacular stretch of coastline boasting dramatic cliffs, diverse wildlife and a beach renowned for rockpooling is waiting to be discovered this summer.

A view down Revelstoke Drive

Noss Mayo 

Featuring a historic 9 mile driveway, old warren cottage, views stretching back to Plymouth and woodland walking too, Noss Mayo is a refreshing escape from the city on the shoulder of the Yealm estuary.

The beach at South Milton Sands

South Milton Sands 

A sandy coastline popular for watersports without the crowds of neighbouring beaches, South Milton Sands also has thriving rockpools and a migratory bird reserve. No visit is complete without stopping by the cosy Beachhouse café, too.

The circular route at Bolberry is fully accessible, with plenty of spots to rest and take in the wonderful view

Bolberry Down 

Those with a keen eye may spot rare wildlife, the traces of an ancient hill fort, and the Great Mewstone in the far distance from the clifftop views. There's also an accessible pathway to open the coast to everyone.

Spectacular views from the path

East Soar 

East Soar has so much to offer, from sheltered coves and circular walks to delightful views across the Salcombe Estuary. A great starting point for outdoor enthusiasts with easy coast path access, you can also visit Overbeck's just a mile away.

A view towards Sunny Cove from the coast path

Mill Bay 

A sheltered sandy beach on the Salcombe estuary, Mill Bay is an excellent starting point for coastal walks and beach days appreciating this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With a number of little coves along the estuary, you're sure to find a great spot to sink your toes into the sand.

Winter view out to sea from Little Dartmouth

Little Dartmouth 

Enjoy far-reaching coastal views across the sea and towards Darmouth on this beautiful four-mile circular coastal walk.