Top 5 reasons to enjoy family friendly breaks in Hope Cove

By Elinor Jones on August 27, 2015

Family Friendly Breaks - Hope Cove Beach

Family friendly breaks create magical memories that last a lifetime. Whether it’s the competitive sandcastle building, sun-drenched days exploring rock pools or the occasional wet and wild walk along the coastal path, the type of walk accompanied by an “a bit of rain won’t hurt” attitude. Ever popular for multi-generational breaks, Hope Cove has plenty to offer families of all sizes.

Location, location, location

family friendly holidays - South Sands beach

From this rural fishing village you have access to a whole host of places to explore. A day trip to Salcombe is always a highlight with families; the relaxed atmosphere, great food and the famous Cranch’s Sweet Shop provide plenty of family friendly fun only a short drive from your property.

There are 2 beaches (for the price of 1)

The unspoilt sands are central to creating the family friendly atmosphere that Hope Cove possesses in abundance. These small bays are perfect for long days lazing by the water or for multi-generational beach games- even the grandparents can get stuck in too! For up-to-the-knees paddling, the sheltered, shallow sea is ideal, allowing water-goers to gain confidence and hone their body-boarding skills during their family friendly holiday.

It’s pretty (unique)

Family Friendly Breaks - Rugwell Cottages

Staying in Hope Cove can be little like staying anywhere else. Firstly, the relaxed vibe is comfortable, meaning the village welcomes visitors of all ages, many of them returning for family friendly breaks after enjoying them years ago as children. Also, whilst evolving from a fishing village of times gone by to meet the demands of modern life, Hope Cove successfully retains the essence that makes it special. There’s thatch galore! Delightful former fishermen’s cottages face the seafront, allowing visitors to embrace their inner sea-farer.

All singing and all dancing (plus a bit of competition too)

Family friendly holidays - Sandcastle Building

Hope Cove weekend, 28th to 31st August, is a family friendly holiday favourite. Just ask one of the many visitors who enjoy it year after year. Promising to be as entertaining as ever, these action-packed few days are bursting at the seams with activities. Let your competitive alter-ego escape in the (possibly too competitive) sandcastle competitions or watch your kids become the next Usain Bolt in one of the children’s races. With live music to dance along to, no matter what your age, you can unwind by letting summer sounds wash over you. Live music is also a highlight at The Cove, a relaxed and trendy bar but equally suited to families – the Little Sailors menu is a big hit. Over the summer months there are bands and performers to enjoy, extending the evening well after you’ve finished the meal.

A home from home

Family Friendly Holidays - Drake House

You’re spoilt for choice with family friendly holiday properties in Hope Cove. The Bolt Hole is a spacious property superbly set up for family groups, as it sleeps up to 8. With ample outside space- a large garden, children’s swings and terraced area for dining- it’s highly suitable for soaking up the sea views and only a 5-10 minute stroll into the village. Alternatively, right in the heart of Hope Cove, Drake House is in prime location for accessing both the coastal path and beaches. Sleeping 10, this stylishly renovated family friendly holiday property provides opportunity to relax as well as fully engage in what Hope Cove has to offer.

Hope Cove is a fascinating holiday destination and offers the ideal base for exploring this stunning area. Why not find out more about the range of cottages in Hope Cove, available with Coast & Country Cottages.