Nearby South Devon beaches

A view towards Sunny Cove from the coast path

The area around Mill Bay provides sandy retreats and coves away from the busier beaches. Hidden gems that are perfect for resting a while when walking the coast path, or to spend the day and build sand castles, or discover rock pools.

Mill Bay

Offering a sheltered sandy beach, Mill Bay lies on the east side of the Salcombe estuary, and there is National Trust parking and facilities available.

With a cafe and beach shop at East Portlemouth less than a mile away, and a seasonal pop up cafe near the car park, Mill Bay is the perfect spot to enjoy this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

At low tide, explore the rock pools.

Sunny Cove

Looking out onto the harbour, Sunny Cove is a sandy beach a ten minute walk away from Mill Bay car park. It's perfect for building sand castles, enjoying stunning sunsets and watching the boats going to and fro.

Seacombe Sands

Reached via the Gara Rock car park, Seacome Sands is a quiet cove just a short walk along the coast.