Malborough is a peaceful, picturesque village, situated just a short drive from Salcombe and Kingsbridge. It is only a short drive away from the coast, offering a nearby selection of stunning beaches, with the closest being Hope Cove.
It offers various local amenities, including a village shop, petrol station, church and two popular pubs.
HOPE COVE, THURLESTONE & SOUTH MILTON
Hope Cove is an enchanting fishing village, located about 5 miles west of Salcombe, comprised of Inner and Outer Hope, providing direct access onto the South West Coastal paths and stunning scenery. It is away from the hustle and bustle of some of the busier locations in the South Hams and offers its own unique charm.
With two lovely beaches on offer, Mouthwell Sands and Harbour Beach, both are great for families, with the perfect mix of sand and rock pools to explore.
It also offers a couple of great local pubs, a traditional village shop, local art gallery & gift shop, together with a seafood restaurant and a couple of independent hotels.
South Milton offers stunning coastal scenery and a wonderful long sandy beach that is dog friendly all year round, with wetlands set behind the beach that has been designated as an Area of Special Scientific Interest. Here you will find a National Trust Car park and the renowned Beach House offering wonderful local food and beverages.
Thurlestone is a wonderfully picturesque village, with quaint thatched cottages. It is home to a popular village pub, a luxury hotel & spa, a golf course offering spectacular views of the coastal countryside.
All three of these areas offer gorgeous sandy beaches, rock pools and clean sparkling waters focused, offering a perfect spot for those looking to enjoy beach days.
BANTHAM, BIGBURY-ON-SEA AND BURGH ISLAND
Bantham and Bigbury-On-Sea offer glorious flat sandy beaches, offering the perfect spot for any beach day set against the backdrop of Burgh Island, Agatha Christie's setting for Hercule Point and a location for many films - perfect for paddling in, interesting rock pools to explore, with waves often perfect for some surf action or exploring the stunning coastline along the SW Coast path.
These areas provide great locations for watersports enthusiasts and walkers alike, providing direct access onto the South West Coast Path. These areas are renowned by surfers and kitesurfers, as they offer both surfable waves and a spacious shoreline providing the perfect spot for first time surfers with the Discovery Surf school or those more experienced.
From the beach at Bigbury-On-Sea, at low tide, you can walk across to the art deco Burgh Island Hotel and enjoy a pub lunch at the Pilchard Inn. If it’s high tide, you’ll need to hitch a lift with the sea tractor!