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Hope Cove

Like our locally-based team down here in South Devon, we hope you have enjoyed the second series of the BBC One daytime TV drama, The Coroner, which was filmed in our region. Starring former ‘Casualty’ actors Claire Goose and Matt Bardock, this show took in some of the most striking scenery in our part of the country. The Coroner filming locations include:

For those inspired by the countryside and coastline that have appeared in the series, why not consider booking a short break or longer holiday in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Here are just some of The Coroner filming locations that you can choose for your break, along with some self-catering holiday property suggestions.

Hope Cove

A quaint fishing village and former smuggler’s haunt, Hope Cove’s unspoilt beaches, atmospheric eateries and stunning location on the South West Coast Path make it one of the most-loved seaside spots in South Devon.

Walking tips in South DevonWalking opportunities abound from Hope Cove, with Salcombe, Soar Mill Cove, South Milton Sands, Thurlestone Sands and Bantham Beach all within comfortable reach of the village.

Sturdy boots are recommended!

At Coast & Country Cottages, we offer around 30 holiday properties in Hope Cove. Spend a fun day on the beach trying new watersports or rockpooling before strolling back to your home-from-home to enjoy the views in comfort and style.

Anchor Cottage (sleeps 6), a cosy seaside retreat

How about a cosy getaway like Anchor Cottage, a three-bedroom terraced home just a stone’s throw from the water? A week’s holiday in this seaside property starts at just £430.

Anchor Cottage in Hope Cove

Drake House (sleeps 10), seaside splendour, space and stunning scenery

For a larger group in search of a holiday home , how about the newly refurbished Drake House? Formerly a sea captain’s residence, this VisitEngland Five Star Gold-awarded coastal retreat is perfect for a family getaway, accommodating up to 10 people.

A Weekend in Hope Cove - Drake House

Burgh Island

The Coroner filming locations don’t get much more awe-inspiring than this! As featured in episode two of the first series, Bantham is a surfer’s paradise offering  views towards Burgh Island and Bigbury-On-Sea.

Burgh Island, a setting for numerous stories and TV shows, from Agatha Christie's novels to the BBC's The Coroner.

Stay at 25 Burgh Island Causeway, a luxury apartment overlooking Bigbury-on-Sea beach.

25 Burgh Island

Complete with complimentary spa use, this stylish accommodation sleeps four, and boasts a balcony with views towards Burgh Island.


The Coroner filming locations have included iconic locations on the Start Bay coastline around Dartmouth, with scenes of Start Point lighthouse, Blackpool Sands and the Dartmouth ferry amongst other scenic spots.

One particularly memorable scene from The Coroner, the kidnapping during series two’s ‘Pieces of Eight’ episode, took place on Dartmouth’s Foss Street, a walkway well-known for its plethora of independent shops and galleries.

Beautiful Bayard’s Cove (pictured below) is one of the most common Coroner filming locations throughout both series. It’s not hard to understand why!

Bayards Cove is a common filming location for The Coroner

Are you new to Dartmouth? This historic maritime town is situated on the bank of the River Dart, and is home to the Britannia Royal Naval College (reportedly the first meeting place of the Queen and Prince Philip), as well as various other sites of historical and natural significance.

Find out more about Dartmouth here.

The Old Library (sleeps 5), an exquisite and distinctively styled property

For those thinking of visiting Dartmouth on holiday, why not book The Old Library? Situated within a short five-minute stroll of Dartmouth’s waterside, award-winning restaurants and cobbled streets, this unique, property is well located for exploring The Coroner filming locations!

The Old Library in Dartmouth

VisitEngland Five Star-awarded, this exquisitely-presented property has been finished to an exceptional standard. Styled by interior designers, the living area, ‘The Captain’s Galley’, is finished in a nautical theme, providing accommodation for up to five people.

Warren Cottage in DartmouthWe have over 120 holiday homes in Dartmouth, from cosy terraced cottages to luxurious waterside apartments. Discover our full range of Dartmouth properties now.


The sailing town of Salcombe featured heavily on screen as one of The Coroner filming locations. Indeed, much of the series is based around this scenic town, which has been given the fictional name of ‘Lighthaven’.


Salcombe, with its many beaches and gorgeous quayside, is renowned as a wonderful holiday destination, particularly in the summer months.

Normandy Watch (sleeps 6), a tasteful duplex apartment

Normandy Watch

Why not book a break at Normandy Watch, a fabulous two-storey duplex apartment in the heart of the popular sailing town of Salcombe? Explore The Coroner filming locations at your leisure with this spacious, recently refurbished property as your base. Normandy Watch offers beautiful views towards the Kingsbridge estuary and beyond. Spend an action-packed day exploring the town, before returning home and dining al fresco on the large, sunny balcony.

Oversteps in Salcombe, the inspiration for LighthavenWith over 140 properties in Salcombe, suitable for all party sizes and requirements, Coast & Country Cottages can help you find your dream holiday cottage for an unforgettable break.

Explore all our Salcombe properties today, or find out more about this picturesque holiday destination from our Salcombe blog pages.

Watching The Coroner offers an excellent introduction to the unforgettable landscapes of South Devon. But nothing beats exploring our Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in person, so why not choose South Devon as your next holiday destination?