Beaches near East Soar

The sandy beach at Soar Mill Cove

The area around East Soar is studded with beautiful beaches, many accessible on foot. Visit secret coves and sandy beaches, or take in the wonderful views from the coast path.

Park at East Soar car park to explore the area around East Soar, from Salcombe to Hope Cove. It's a spectacular stretch, made up of secluded sandy coves and majestic rugged cliffs which have claimed countless ships over the centuries.
After you've worked up an appetite, check out the Walkers' Hut at East Soar Outdoor Experience for hot drinks and homemade treats.

Soar Mill Cove

Follow the coast path down to the golden sands at Soar Mill Cove. Only reachable by foot or boat, this is a quiet, peaceful beach away from the summertime crowds. Take the footpath inland and you can treat yourself to a cream tea at the luxurious Soar Mill Cove Hotel.

North Sands

Located to the south of Salcombe, near Bolt Head, North Sands is a small sandy beach with limited parking, a shop and a cafe.

South Sands

Just to the south of North Sands and slightly further from Salcombe is a fine sandy beach. It has limited parking, a sho, cafe and local pub. It also offers watersports equipment hire.
South Sands has a ferry service available to take you across the estuary to beaches on the other side of the bay.

Hope Cove

Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hope cove is a sheltered and sandy beach popular with families near the villages of Inner and Outer Hope. There are shops and places to eat nearby.