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Woodland and Coastal walk

Got the passenger ferry from Salcombe to East Portlemouth and walked to Gara Rock through woodland... read more

Reviewed today
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Paella on the Beach

Went to East Portlemouth last weekend with friends with the sole intent of having Paella on the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Somerset, United Kingdom
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“lovely walk”(5 reviews)
An open stroll on the South West Coast Path above the western shoreline of Salcombe Harbour, passing the romantic ruins of Fort Charles, which withstood a 5 month siege during the English Civil War. Throughout the centuries the estuary has been a...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
East Portlemouth Car Park, Salcombe TQ8 8PD, England
+44 1752 896237
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Reviewed today

Got the passenger ferry from Salcombe to East Portlemouth and walked to Gara Rock through woodland and the coastal path. There are alternative routes on the coastal path, and found the higher path to be easier with less climbs and descents. Had a snack in...More

Thank Blueandwhitewizard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This part of Devon is certainly not Motorhome friendly! With many single track roads. Parked in the National Trust car park near the beach opposite Salcombe, very narrow, would not make that trip again! Took the small passenger ferry over to Salcombe and found both...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to East Portlemouth last weekend with friends with the sole intent of having Paella on the Beach. My gorgeous wife prepared all the ingredients the night before, including the stock, and we headed off at 08:00 from Cheddar. Arrived approx 10:15 parking at the...More

Thank timbM9662WX
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Lovely easy walk with views of both the estuary and the coast line. Wish we’d had longer as would like to have spent time at Mill Cove. Looked a lovely beach to relax on

Thank Jan120388
Reviewed 16 April 2018

The walk from East Portlemouth to Gara Rock is simply stunning. I take my young son and dog a few times a year and it never fails to disappoint. The views are outstanding and the walk, although challenging for a little 6 year old is...More

Thank EJDLondon
Reviewed 13 April 2018

My wife and I were visiting the area, following up on family researches she had been undertaking on my family tree. Two of my great uncles, Frank and Jack Cudd, had perished in the Salcombe Lifeboat disaster of October 1016. Part of their story involved...More

5  Thank jollyrobert
Reviewed 10 April 2018

We loved this walk. We did the 40 minute loop, not the whole walk to Gara Rock. It is the ideal length for families, we just had some interference when our 7 year old spotted a slug. She turned into the loudest most screamingest child...More

1  Thank MrDemandingLondon
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely cottages and flats ideal for family. Comfortable and clean. Fun to explore the coastal path and Salcombe. Friendly and easy parking. Super swimming pool.

Thank Andrea G
Reviewed 6 November 2017

If you still have the energy , keep on walking round to The Pig's Nose Pub where you can sit outside and have a well-earned drink. Then walk back by. A different route. It's all beautiful.

1  Thank Peter K
Reviewed 10 October 2017

One of my favourite walks at any time of year. The views are magnificent. The restaurant at the Gara Rock is a great place to stop for coffee or lunch.

Thank pauline m
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