This popular seaside resort in South Hams, Devon, has a huge range of things to see and do. From lazing on the golden sandy beaches to pottering around a local museum, there’s something here to suit every taste and budget, come rain or shine. There’s certainly no shortage of holiday rentals in the area too. Book a cosy cottage for two, a spacious holiday home or a self-catering chalet - the choice is yours!
Pack up the buckets and spades and head to the beach for the day. Hope Cove Beach is sheltered, sandy and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty so it's ideal for families with young children. Toddlers will love exploring the rock pools and collecting shells.The beach is backed by rocky cliffs so its setting is idyllic. You’ll also find some pretty cafés and shops here so you can stock up on sun cream or enjoy lunch overlooking the ocean. If you’ve got energetic teens in tow looking for something a little faster-paced, how about taking a trip on a speedboat around the coast? Or maybe have a go at sea kayaking before tucking into some fresh crab sandwiches.
Other family-friendly highlights include arts and crafts at Paper Bird Island, splashing around at Salcombe outdoor swimming pool and hearing tales of the sea at Salcombe Maritime Museum.
From Hope Cove Beach, follow the coastal path to enjoy the natural beauty of Bolberry Down. Marvel at the Iron Age fort at Bolt Tail and learn about the shipwrecks of the shore before finding a secluded spot for a picnic for two. The scenery here is breathtaking. Walk through wildflowers as you listen to the sound of birdsong and waves gently lapping against the rocks. Could there be anywhere more romantic? Whisk your loved one away to Salcombe and find out.