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Lovely place to walk .Parking is fine the views are breathtaking if you like walking on the beach... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Sandhurst, United Kingdom
Fantastic Coastal Walk

This is one of my all time favourite days out, we drove to the Car Park at Mill Bay, £7.50 to park... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Llandovery, United Kingdom
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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 12 December 2018

Lovely place to walk .Parking is fine the views are breathtaking if you like walking on the beach that is.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank morph2625
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

This is one of my all time favourite days out, we drove to the Car Park at Mill Bay, £7.50 to park is plenty but as a National Trust Member not a problem, had a nice walk on the beach followed by visit to Gara...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andrewhadley
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

There is no doubt this has one of the best positions and views in the uk. It’s tranquil setting and utter peace is a great antidote to a busy life. The recent refit has added a chic interior and the rooms are well appointed. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

The staff are very pleasant but there appears to be no organisation or management. The hotel is in the process of a major upgrade and modernisation as a result of which one has to face metal storage cabins, builders machinery and supplies to one side....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mr_Meldrew
Reviewed 23 September 2018

All along this side of the estuary the beaches are really nice and picturesque. The ferry brings you over from Salcombe.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SimplyFred
Reviewed 5 September 2018

gorgeous beaches with good waves for body boarding. Great walks, very unspoilt. Mostly used by locals. Free parking, but a long walk down to the beach and slightly treacherous for little ones. Well worth the walk though, if you are athletic!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 932becky
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We do this walk everytime we are in the area, and can never tire of it. Take the ferry across from Salcombe (rather than tryiing to park at Mill Bay), then walk the beautiful coastal path, with the most wonderful views, with lots,of ups and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank luv2holidayinthesun
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Ferry (dog friendly) from Salcombe over to East Portlemouth. Two alternative routes to Gara Rock. The lower coastal path with fantastic views and lots of up/down walking. Or quicker, straighter path running higher up. We went on the lower going and returned on the quicker...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 54janjo
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Stayed at the Gara Rock hotel, wonderful scenery, Salcombe is a lovely village and the beaches along the way are absolutely marvellous

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gilles M
Reviewed 20 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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