About equal distance from Salcombe and Kingsbridge is the sleepy little fishing village of Hope Cove. It is actually two villages in one, each with its own little cove; Inner Hope and Outer Hope.
Tucked in behind the headland of Bolt Tail, on the edge of Bigbury Bay, both beaches are relatively sheltered. Inner Hope is the larger of the two coves and is a pleasant stretch of sand, up which fishing and other small boats are pulled. To one end is a slipway and the other a small harbour wall, further protecting the beach. In between are plenty of rock pools and other nooks and crannies for the kids to explore.
Also known as Mouthwell beach, Outer Hope cove is a smaller stretch of equally pleasant sand which is overlooked by the Hope and Anchor Inn. Here it is slightly more exposed than Inner Hope and the far end of the beach is rocky.
Backing onto the village, both coves have all the facilities and amenities you might need for a family day at the beach.
Dogs allowed all year at Inner Hope Cove as long as they remain on their leads. Around the corner at Inner Hope there is a dog ban from 1st May to 30th September.
Hope Cove tide times
Tue 19th JanuaryLow 3:32am (1.68m)
High 9:22am (5.06m)
Low 3:56pm (1.70m)
High 9:42pm (4.70m)
Wed 20th JanuaryLow 4:04am (1.93m)
High 9:57am (4.83m)
Low 4:29pm (1.95m)
High 10:22pm (4.53m)
Thu 21st JanuaryLow 4:42am (2.15m)
High 10:40am (4.61m)
Low 5:11pm (2.15m)
High 11:11pm (4.38m)
Fri 22nd JanuaryLow 5:31am (2.34m)
High 11:36am (4.42m)
Low 6:05pm (2.30m)