Activities and places to visit in Thurlestone, Salcombe, Kingsbridge and Dartmouth
Do as you please – the perfect antidote to today's hectic pace of life!
Relax and unwind with Hope Cove's stunning coastal scenery or explore inland in the heart of Devon's glorious countryside.
National Trust properties |
Explore on foot |
Horse riding |
Bird watching | Painting holidays | Water sports | Tennis | Shopping
There are six within approximately an hour's drive from the hotel.
Overbeck's, near Salcombe Saltram House, near Plymouth Buckland Abbey, Yelverton Coleton Fishacre, near Kingswear Compton Castle, near Paignton Bradley Manor, Newton Abbot
There are many more properties that are a little further away and are well worth visiting; the National Trust protects much of the surrounding coastline. (Visit their website).
RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton Coleton Fishacre, near Kingswear Killerton, Broadclyst, Exeter Overbeck's, near Salcombe Saltram House, near Plymouth Plant World, Newton Abbot Lukesland, Ivybridge Dartington Hall Gardens, Dartington
A country village or market town, coastline or estuary. Self-guided walking guides are available on loan from the hotel reception. They will enhance your enjoyment of the area.
Choose from a short stroll from a car park or walk from Hope Cove, a coast path hopper bus runs from May to September.
In addition to sea fishing from Hope Cove, from the Breakwater or rocks, deep-sea fishing trips operate from Salcombe.
There are opportunities for fresh water fishing nearby at Kingsbridge, Ermington and Sherford.
There are 12 golf courses within about an hour's drive from the hotel; enjoy discounted rates at Bigbury and Dartmouth. Please contact hotel reception or visit our golf page.
Available locally at Dittiscombe near Slapton or try trekking over Dartmoor.
Also excellent bird-watching at Prawle, Bowcombe Bird Hide, just past Kingsbridge towards Torcross.
If you are lucky you may spot the rare Cirl Bunting, Little Egrets and visiting Ospreys.
There are numerous migratory birds in the autumn.
A sample bird watching itinerary is available from hotel reception.
The hotel has contacts with local artists for tuition individually or to a small group; please contact us or visit our Art Breaks webpages.
Paint from our hotel terrace, the beach, cliff tops – no shortage of good views!
Launch your boat from Hope Cove and enjoy sea sailing, or the harbours of Salcombe, Newton Ferrers and Dartmouth can offer excellent sailing opportunities.
Hope Cove Kayaks Hire your very own kayak moored on Hope Cove beach, immediately beneath the Hotel. https://www.hopecovekayaks.com/
At Salcombe hire sailing dinghies or motor boats, go scuba diving, etc, or cruise the fascinating estuary nearby. At South Milton Sands, hire windsurfing equipment, surf skis, etc. (tuition available).
www.trioceansurf.co.uk for clothing, boards and hire of surfboards and kayaks.
There are tennis Courts nearby at Thurlestone, Malborough and Salcombe.
An enjoyable experience with fascinating town centres offering a unique collection of small shops with unusuaI gifts, craft products and local food and drink.