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Address: East Portlemouth, Devon, East Portlemouth, England

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Follow the path:

As you arrive at Mill Bay Beach in Salcombe, don't stop, carry on walking on the path at the car park. Follow the path to the right and you'll arrive in around 10 minutes on a... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
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London, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

As you arrive at Mill Bay Beach in Salcombe, don't stop, carry on walking on the path at the car park. Follow the path to the right and you'll arrive in around 10 minutes on a secluded beach with crashing waves and golden sand and that's it! Quiet, beautiful and memorable. Take a wet suit for the kids, they'll enjoy... More 

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Bristol
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Great little bay to discover. Once you're there relax and spend the whole day. So nice to sit on sand with the trees alongside. Brilliant for children all ages, perfect for dam building which would entertain us all day. There's a pop up crepe van there (JULY/AUG2016) serving sweet and savoury cooked fresh to order. Suggest going prepared picnic, rugs,... More 

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209 reviews
173 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Situated opposite Salcombe we drove here by car. The roads were so narrow the bushes touched the car on both sides in places. The car park was a sloping field and you had to pay an all day charge of £5. Then there was a long walk to the toilets, cafe and beach. There is no shelter if it rains... More 

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Herstmonceux, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

What a lovely beach! It is for old fashioned holiday games and activities! Yes it is small, and yes difficult to park but once there you can spend all day in your on little world! We are members of The National Trust so parking was free but where else can you go and spend all day for £7.50? My grandson... More 

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Thank Sue S
Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Mill bay is a private beach on the east side of the estuary at East Portlemouth. The sands are excellent but parking can be a nightmare. There is free parking on the roadside near the ferry steps and the Venus Cafe for about 6 cars. The only other parking is at the end of the road in the National Trust... More 

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Thank Hugh C
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108 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Nothing to see here. Stay away. Too busy already. Parking a nightmare. Nothing to eat or drink. Jellyfish, sharks, pirates and piranhas.

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1 Thank Wifeand3kids
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

The beach is fabulous. Shallow and sheltered with lovely fine sand. Some rocks with sea weed on the edge of the bay and beautiful clear water. I'm not normally a beach fan, but this was a lovely day. Some beach stays in the shade of the trees to give some sun protection. The only down side was the price of... More 

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Thank Sam W
Worthing, United Kingdom
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329 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

I have spent 25 years of my life on this beach and I truly believe this is the best beach in the World. The views are lovely. The sand is lovely. It's a safe place to swim. There is a stream to build damns. It's great for building sandcastles and forts. And when the tide is out you can walk... More 

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1 Thank emluca123
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37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

A perfect beach. Great sand, safe water in the Salcombe estuary and facilities nearby - toilets and a snack bar. There is also a stream running down one side with the 'damming' potential to keep children amused. A lovely view of Salcombe and some envy inducing property and boats. There is a National Trust car park right on the beach... More 

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Thank Rich G
London, United Kingdom
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288 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

Somebody needs to tell me! Having tried, hope cove, South Milton, slapton sands, etc we arrived at this beach on day 3 of our one week break....we returned everyday until it was time to go home. Kids would not let us try any other beach. They loved it. Really loved it. Its difficult to get to, but well worth it.... More 

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