British Beaches

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Mill Bay Beach

Salcombe, Devon

A sheltered sandy beach set in a cove across the estuary from Salcombe. This privately owned beach is in a beautiful rural area with gentle slopes down to the beach.

Beach Type



Toilets and a cafe nearby


Windsurfing and walking
There is no zoning for water sports

Nature and Wildlife

The beach is on the South West Coastal Path and there are National Trust walks around the area. Praw dischargele Point - the southernmost tip of Devon - (SX772350) is nearby.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

There are litter and dog bins on the beach.


Dogs are allowed all year.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Salcombe Tourist Information Centre Market Street Salcombe TQ8 8DE Tel: 01548 843927


Nearest town: Salcombe
County: Devon
Latitude/Longitude: 50.2302, -3.76582
Postcode: TQ8 8PU
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Salcombe, Devon at Explore Britain.


The easiest approach to the beach is by passenger ferry from Salcombe.

Public Transport

The First in Devon bus number 92 goes to Salcombe from Plymouth via Modbury. then take the passenger ferry to the beach. Also the Tally Ho service 606 from Kingsbridge to Salcombe.


There is pay parking nearby for 60 cars.

Nearby Car Parks

East Portlemouth (Mill Bay), East Portlemouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.1 miles away
East Portlemouth, East Portlemouth (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Whitestrand, Salcombe (Short stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Shadycombe, Salcombe (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
North Sands, Salcombe (Unknown stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Creek, Salcombe (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Overbeck's House, Salcombe (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Snapes Point, Salcombe (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
East Soar, Soar (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Malborough, Malborough (Long stay).
About 2.2 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Salcombe