• Local Area

  • Bolberry Down

    Bolberry Down is a National Trust Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the South West Coast Path. The views are breathtaking and the sunsets seen from the location of Ocean Reach are stunning.

    Secluded coves and beautiful beaches frequent the coastline in both directions.

    The nearest towns are the market town of Kingsbridge where you can kayak or paddleboard down the estuary to the yachting haven of Salcombe. Salcombe itself is a great walking destination from Ocean Reach with a choice of routes.  On the way you might choose to stop at picturesque Soar Mill Cove.    Alternatively drive to East Soar and park - a walk from there takes you past the historic Cold War bunker built in the 1950’s and designed to protect the region’s leaders from radioactive nuclear fall out.  It has since been decommissioned and sold to private buyers.   From here to you can continue along to a walkers hut on a local farm which provides a choice of teas/coffees/soft drinks plus great cakes/scones and cream.   All you have to do is serve yourself and leave the money in the honesty box provided. A little further away are the historic towns of Totnes and Dartmouth – with boat trips operating between them.

    Along the coast from Hope Cove’s two beaches are South Milton Sands and Thurlestone Beach where you can hire windsurfers, paddle boards and kayaks and have lessons if you choose.

    Hope Cove itself is a about a  20 minute downhill walk via the coast path or 5 minutes by car.   Here you will find pub, shop and restaurants/bars.  South Milton Sands - roughly 20 minutes further walk after Hope Cove along the coastal path - is a year round dog friendly beach also offering a great restaurant and coffee/drinks.

    Bantham beach is next along the coast where surfing and bodyboarding is a favourite for locals and tourists alike.  From Bigbury you can walk or ride in the sea tractor to the famous Agatha Christie Burgh Island, which can be seen from Ocean Reach.

  • In 2017 we were privileged to have witnessed a large pod of dolphins off Thurlestone Bay