Assistance dogs only
Very limited spaces but 2 wider spaces for accessibility are there and drop off pick up outside garden gates is possible
Loose gravel paths, steps and steep paths. Assistance dogs only. Not easily accessible for wheelchairs. Toilets not accessible for wheelchairs.
Accessible route and/or map
Level access to food outlet
From Plymouth direction take the A38, then take the Ivybridge exit and follow the signs for Modbury then Kingsbridge and then Salcombe. From Exeter direction follow the M5 and then the A38. Take the Totnes exit and in Totnes turn right and follow the signs to Kingsbridge then Salcombe. From Salcombe follow the coastal road to South Sands and then to Overbeck's Garden. Please be aware that due to its cliff-side location, there are limited parking spaces in the small car park at Overbeck’s Garden, with two priority spaces for Blue Badge Holders. The coastal road up to Overbeck’s is steep and narrow and therefore unsuitable for larger vehicles. Our more mobile and active visitors may prefer to park at the car park in East Soar (TQ7 3DR) and take the pleasant 1.2mile (25 minute) walk to Overbeck’s across National Trust land, signposted from the car park.
Parking: Parking in the car park at Overbeck’s is paid for (non-members) by phone, with clear instructions signposted on arrival. Parking elsewhere is at North Sands about a mile away on the beach car park. Please note this is not run by the National Trust. For those choosing the East Soar car park and walk option, parking there is free for Members and pay by phone for Non-Members.
Sat Nav: To come direct to Overbeck’s Garden please ignore the Sat Nav in Malborough and follow the brown signs to Overbeck’s instead via Salcombe/North and South Sands. To come to East Soar Car Park (TQ7 3DR), the Sat Nav will correctly get you there.
Take the South West Coast Path which passes close to the property. Then take the road uphill following the signs to Overbeck's Garden (about a half mile).
From Totnes or Kingsbridge, alight at Salcombe. Take the ferry from Whitesands quay to South Sands (seasonal) and walk up the hill following the brown signs to Overbeck's Garden. Alternatively walk along Cliff Road from Salcombe and then follow the signs to Overbeck's (about two miles).
Salcombe to South Sands, then about three quarters of a mile uphill following the signs to Overbeck's. Runs from Easter to the end of October.
The Garden will close for the Winter, from 2nd November 2023, re-opening on 17th March 2024.
The garden will be closed for the Winter from 2nd November 2023
Seasonal opening only
Tropical garden tucked away on the cliffs above Salcombe, bursting with colour and filled with exotic plants.
Explore Overbeck’s Garden, often considered to be more reminiscent of the tropics than Devon. Discover plants from around the globe, thriving in Devon’s microclimate.
Gastrobox (not National Trust) offers hot and cold drinks, including barista coffee, baguettes, pasties, sausage rolls and vegan pies, local ice-cream and a cream tea in a box. Card payments only. You’ll find them outside the garden opposite the entrance gates, near the South West Coast Path - so visitors to the garden and those walking the coast path can enjoy takeaway refreshments.
Tucked away on the cliffs above Salcombe is this hidden paradise: a subtropical garden, bursting with colour, filled with exotic and rare plants and surprises around every corner, which surrounds the seaside home of Edwardian collector and inventor Otto Overbeck. The views from the garden over the estuary and coast are truly breathtaking.
From family home to hospital, the house at Overbeck’s has a varied history as it passed through different families. Discover more about the history of this special place.
Whilst the house is closed you can still find out more about the collection here.