There are red ships and blue ships that sail the sea but the best ship is our friendship

Beaches - A day at the beach has been a seaside tradition ever since Victorian times.

                          

Hope Cove itself boasts two clean, safe, sandy beaches virtually at the footsteps of Cottage View.

                          

Other attractive beaches are South Milton Sands, where dogs are allowed all year round, Bantham Beach where the River Avon meets the sea, or Bigbury-On-Sea where you may ride the sea tractor over to Burgh Island.

                          

The South Hams beaches which range from tiny sheltered coves to great stretches of pebbles and shingle are among the cleanest and best managed, Seaside Awards have been presented by the Tidy Britain Group for all 12 beaches of the region! They are all ideal for surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming or just sunbathing.

                          

Mind, they are attractive any time of the year and lend themselves ideally for brisk winter walks!