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East Portlemouth


East Portlemouth is the perfect destination for a relaxing coastal break, with the conveniences of nearby Salcombe just a short ferry ride away. Set up on the hillside, the village boasts views to the north, to Kingsbridge, and on a clear day as far as Dartmoor. East Portlemouth beach is an enticing series of sandy coves, boasting beautifully golden tranquil beaches, often much quieter than nearby North and South sands.

East Portlemouth is the perfect base for exploring the local area by car or on foot, with The South West Coast Path easily accessible, offering some of the most stunning views to be found in the region. Enjoy lunch at the Venus Café at East Portlemouth beach, or venture to nearby Salcombe for a wide variety of popular eateries, from cosy local pubs with unbeatable estuary views, to luxurious seafood restaurants.

Enjoy a day in Salcombe

(less than a mile)

A five-mile drive from Hope Cove you’ll find the picturesque harbour town of Salcombe. Explore a unique mix of galleries, shops, delis, pubs and restaurants, or visit one of it’s golden sandy beaches. You’ll also find the luxurious Harbour Hotel spa and a soft-play café, ideal for entertaining children on a rainy day, whilst you enjoy a well-deserved coffee.
Fore St
Salcombe TQ8 8ES

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Salcombe Dinghy Sailing

(less than a mile)

Led by friendly and experienced instructors, Ross and Zoe Crook, Salcombe Dinghy Sailing provides all-year-round expert tuition for learners of all levels, as well as sailing boat hire for those with sufficient skills.

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Shopping

(less than a mile)

Salcombe boasts dozens of boutique clothes shops, an array of unique art galleries, gift shops, delis and more. Get the ‘Salcombe look’, take home a unique painting or just pick up some homemade treats, from clotted cream fudge to crab sandwiches, our most celebrated local delicacy.

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Crabbing

(less than a mile)

No family day in Salcombe is complete without a spot of crabbing off the harbour wall. Younger kids often stay transfixed for hours, buzzing with excitement after every catch, and checking back every few seconds to ensure their parents hadn’t missed their achievements!

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Paper Bird Island

(less than a mile)

Kids can get creative and have fun at this welcoming art space, where they can use crayons, watercolour paint, coloured pens and glitter to decorate papier mâché boxes, animal shapes and greeting cards. Booking is advisable on rainy days in the holiday season.

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Kids & Co

(less than a mile)

After a few fun-packed hours in the great outdoors, Kidz & Co is the perfect place to recuperate while the little ones carry on letting off steam. The café is much more than a waiting room for grown-ups: enjoy Cool Beans coffee, Tea Pigs tea or a local juice, along with a homemade bite to eat.

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Sea N Shore

(less than a mile)

From coasteering to cruises up the Salcombe Estuary, Sea N Shore offers an extensive range of fun waterborne activities under specialist guidance. Learn to pilot a powerboat, take a slow or speedy rib ride, or how about waterskiing or wakeboarding? The choice is yours!

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Overbeck’s House

(less than a mile)

Standing tall over South Sands, Overbeck’s House is a National Trust property once owned by the eccentric scientist and inventor, Otto Overbeck. Explore unique natural history and art collections, wander through the unique gardens, enjoy stunning elevated views and take the load off at the café.

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East Soar Walker’s Hut

(1.5 miles)

East Soar Outdoor Experience is a National Trust farm situated on the headland above picturesque Salcombe. The location is perfectly suited for rangers, in need of breathtaking views and challenging walks, or to provide young children with an outdoor educational experience.
East Soar Walkers Hut or The Tea Barn
East Farm East Soar Salcombe, Soar, Kingsbridge TQ7 3DR

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Bolberry Down

(3.5 miles)

The circular walk around the plateau of nearby Bolberry Down offers easy walking, suitable for most pushchairs. This walk is favoured by many locals and visitors to the Salcombe area, as it offers an easy way to enjoy some spectacular views from the South West Coast Path. The dramatic coastline contrasts with the gentle South Hams hills to create an unforgettable backdrop to your walk.
S W Coast Path
Kingsbridge TQ7

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Farmers Market

(3.5 miles)

The special Farmers Markets on the first and third Saturday of every month (9am to 1pm) are certainly not to be missed. Selling everything from locally caught fish, fresh meats served by the farmer who tended their livestock, to freshly baked bread and pastries still warm from the oven.
Kingsbridge Information Centre
The Quay, 1 Fore St, Kingsbridge TQ7 1PG

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The Art Café

(3.7 miles)

Kingsbridge is home to the Art Café, where kids can paint a selection of ceramics that will be fired and made available to pick up later. Centrally located, this is great for children and adults alike. Enjoy getting creative with your friends or family while you enjoy a snack or a coffee.
The Art Cafe
33 Fore St, Kingsbridge TQ7 1PG

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Bumble

(3.8 miles)

Bumble is a popular soft play centre situated on Fore Street (Kingsbridge’s high street). Enjoy a snack with your tea, coffee or super-deluxe hot chocolate while the kids let off steam.
Bumble
111 Fore St, Kingsbridge TQ7 1AB

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Mill Bay

(less than a mile)

Walk across the wide stretch of beach at East Portlemouth and through woodland paths that reveal charming quiet sandy coves, Smalls and Mill Bay. Mill Bay is the larger of the two coves where you can grab a tasty ice cream from the Lollapalooza van nestled under the trees at the back of the beach. Being tucked behind trees and woodland makes it feel as though you’re on a deserted island.
Mill Bay
2 Devon Rd, Salcombe TQ8 8PU

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East Portlemouth beach

(less than a mile)

Hop over on the tiny passenger ferry from Salcombe to East Portlemouth Jetty for a relaxed day at this peaceful sandy beach (where your dog is welcome too!) The Venus Takeaway at East Portlemouth beach and Lollapalooza van at nearby Mill Bay both offer delicious snacks and drinks.

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North Sands

(less than a mile)

This unspoilt sandy cove is just a mile’s walk from the centre of Salcombe. Sheltered by the Salcombe Estuary, its calm waters are ideal for young families, and just a stone’s throw away is the stylish Winking Prawn café. North Sands is dog-friendly, so your four-legged friend can join in the fun!

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South Sands

(less than a mile)

Half a mile from North Sands, South Sands is a similarly picturesque sandy beach. Why not take the colourful South Sands Passenger Ferry to or from Salcombe? South Sands is a beach for all occasions, popular with sunbathers, picnickers, swimmers, kayakers and Stand-Up Paddleboarders alike.

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Gara Rock / Seacombe Sands

(1.3 miles)

This hidden and secluded spot is a much-loved ͚secret͛ amongst Salcombe residents and visitors. With limited parking available, Gara Rock is accessible by walking just under two miles along the South West Coast Path from East Portlemouth.
Gara Rock beach UK, East Portlemouth, Salcombe TQ8 8PJ

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Soar Mill Cove

(2.8 miles)

Only accessible by foot, Soar Mill Cove beach makes a fantastic spot on the South West Coast Path for a picnic, a few hours of paddling or sunbathing, or perhaps just a quick rest on your hike between Salcombe and Hope Cove. What it lacks in facilities it more than makes up in breathtaking natural scenery, unique geology and glorious seclusion.
Soar Mill Cove
Malborough TQ7 3DU

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The Ferry Inn

(less than a mile)

Serving homemade pub favourites and offering unbeatable views from their waterside beer garden, The Ferry Inn couldn͛t be easier to access from East Portlemouth, you don͛t even need to climb the steps when you depart the Ferry, you͛re already there!
The Ferry Inn Fore St, Salcombe TQ8 8ET

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Dick & Wills

(less than a mile)

The estuary views from this waterside restaurant are hard to beat. The same is true of the cuisine at Dick & Wills, which is ideal for a romantic meal or special occasion. The food is locally sourced but globally inspired – with strong Mediterranean, Asian, North African and Thai influences.

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Island Street Bar and Grill

(less than a mile)

For a lively evening out, the Island Street Bar and Grill is the place to go in Salcombe. With a stylish interior, waterside terrace and varied menu, it’s perfect for a casual dinner with family or friends. There’s twice-weekly live music in the summer, so it’s perfect for after-dinner drinks too.

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The Crab Shed

(less than a mile)

With atmospheric views, the Crab Shed is a place you could sit and soak up the views all day. On the water’s edge near the Fish Quay in Salcombe, the Crab Shed sources much of its food from its own nearby crab factory.
The Crab Shed
Gould Rd, Salcombe TQ8 8DU

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The Winking Prawn

(less than a mile)

With more than a dozen pubs, cafés and restaurants in the centre of Salcombe, you’ll be spoilt for choice within a few steps’ radius. But for a tasty beachside bite, how about the Winking Prawn by North Sands? Popular options are the breakfast buffets and summer evening barbecues.

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The Old Inn

(2.3 miles)

The Old Inn is located in the quaint Devon village of Malborough, set between the popular market town of Kingsbridge and the sailing town of Salcombe. The recent makeover has made it the hub of the village, now famed for its sumptuous pizzas and good quality food and beverages served by welcoming staff.
The Old Inn
Higher Town, Malborough, Kingsbridge TQ7 3RL

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The Millbrook

(2.3 miles)

In the picturesque village of South Pool, the multi-award-winning Millbrook Inn is a cosy countryside gastro-pub, where traditional English food meets the best French cuisine, overseen by Head Chef Jean-Phillippe Bidart.

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The Crabshell Inn

(3.2 miles)

For those taking to the water in search of their supper, why not paddleboard or sail up the creek to a pub that’s a hit with locals and visitors? Spend the evening on the south facing deck eating wood fired pizzas and pub grub whilst watching the world go by.
The Crabshell Inn
The Quay, Embankment Rd, Kingsbridge TQ7 1JZ

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Oceans Restaurant, Bolberry

(3.4 miles)

This south-facing restaurant and bar optimises the amazing views across Bolberry Down towards the sea from inside or out. The locally-sourced food is cooked and presented to the highest of standards. Admire the breathtaking cliff top views from inside the glass fronted restaurant or on a sunny day, bask in the sun with the sea views as a backdrop to your sumptuous lunch or dinner.
Malborough

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The Old Bakery

(3.6 miles)

For something a bit more exotic, try The Old Bakery. This quirky restaurant serves some stunning Mediterranean tapas and is the place to go for an informal occasion. From Frito Mistoto to Patatas Bravas, a visit to this wonderful restaurant is sure to be enjoyable.
The Old Bakery
Promenade, Kingsbridge TQ7 1JD

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Café Asia

(3.6 miles)

Café Asia is one of the most popular restaurants in South Devon; whether you eat in or take-away. It is set to tickle the taste buds with its range of pan-Asian dishes using local produce and imported spices. Sit in the tranquil restaurant in a curved booth or take-away to eat in the comfort of your holiday home.
Cafe Asia
10 Mill St, Kingsbridge TQ7 1ED

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The Fat Monkey

(3.7 miles)

The Fat Monkey is the new kid on the block in Kingsbridge. This spacious and quirky restaurant provides an excellent experience with quality food and a good atmosphere. From smashed avocado breakfast to tapas on a Tuesday evening, they have food and drink for every occasion.
The Fat Monkey
66-70 Fore St, Kingsbridge TQ7 1PU

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