Things to see and do at South Milton Sands

Lots of rockpools to explore

Follow the coast path to the pretty village of Hope Cove, beachcomb and make your own wild art or stay longer and enjoy some stargazing, there's something for everyone at South Milton Sands.

The beach

Spend a relaxing day on one of the most popular beaches in the South Hams. There’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained from building sand castles to sunbathing on the golden sands. Explore the rock pools teeming with marine life or take a cooling dip in the sea.

The Beachouse

This charming seafood café and takeaway is mere yards from the beach. Serving a range of snacks, light lunches and evening meals, the café specialises in fresh locally sourced sea food.


The wide sheltered bay at South Milton Sands is perfect for a spot of paddle boarding or windsurfing. Jump into a canoe or kayak and see if you can navigate your way through Thurlestone Rock.

Rockpool rambles

Check the tide times and discover an amazing watery world under the sea. The rock pools are teeming with life. Why not join one of our events and go on a rockpool ramble with one of our rangers?

Hire equipment

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?

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!