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OPENING HOURS

MONDAY-SUNDAY

​9.00AM-5.00PM

 

CONTACT​ US

Strand Court, Whitestrand Quay

Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8ET

 

info@whitestrandboathire.co.uk

Shop: 01548 843818

Registered in England No. 10029324

THINGS TO DO ON THE WATER

Places to eat and drink

Millbrook Inn

Very popular at high tide only is the Millbrook Inn. Sail down the Southpool channel, moor up and walk five minutes to a beautiful little pub for lunch, dinner or just evening drinks. Charlie and his team are sure to give you a very warm welcome.

You can also enjoy a delicious BBQ at high tide in the summer. 

http://www.millbrookinnsouthpool.co.uk

Busy bar at Millbrook Inn

Crabshell Inn

Another great place for food at high tide only is the Crabshell Inn at the end of the estuary in Kingsbridge. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, we love their pizzas and fish and chips! They have a fabulous outdoor seating area right on the water, and a gorgeous sun deck with a view. 

Moor up alongside the wall (not the pontoon) outside the pub and be boat to beer in no time at all!

http://www.thecrabshellinn.com

South Sands Hotel​ & Bo's Beach Cafe

Situated on South Sands beach, the beautiful South Sands Hotel is open all year round. Take the boat to the beach (best to anchor far off shore, the tide moves pretty quick here!), and wonder up for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or cocktails on the terrace.

https://www.southsands.com

Bo's Beach Cafe operates out of the old lifeboat station. They serve delicious hot and cold food from breakfast to supper as well as coffee, tea, cake and ice cream. 

https://seakayaksalcombe.co.uk/bos-beach-cafe/

From April to October dogs are not allowed to play on this beach.

Visit beautiful sandy beaches

Grab a bucket and spade from our beach shop and head to one of Salcombe's beautiful sandy beaches. 

Ditch End & Fishermans

Often sheltered from the prevailing wind, this loses the sun earlier than some of the others. At high tide, there is not a lot left, but when the tide is out, this is a beautiful spot with a great view of the town. The East Portlemouth ferry drops off right by these beaches.

The Venus Cafe is also accessible here for ice creams, drinks and sandwiches. Public toilets available here.

Smalls Cove

It is what it says, a small cove with a great beach for lounging out in the sun. One of the calmer beaches as far as the water is concerned, this is one of our favourites.

Walking access is only possible at low tide, but with a boat it is accessible all the time. There are some unmarked rocks to watch out for, if in doubt, visit at low tide first to get a feel for it.

At low tide, the Venus Cafe is also accessible here for ice creams, drinks and sandwiches.

Mill Bay

The largest beach on the East Portlemouth side, this is very popular in the peak of the season. Large space for kids and adults wishing to play some beach games and a stream running down the south side, which is also great fun to play in.

Accessible at any tide by boat or on foot, the tide moves here very quickly, so best to anchor far off shore and keep a constant eye on your boat.

There are public toilets and in the high season an ice cream van for refreshments.

Sunny Cove

An extremely popular beach with the locals, this gets the last rays of the sun in Salcombe.

 

However, hire boats are not permitted to anchor anywhere in the cove or land on the beaches. There is a tricky break and many boats capsize here each year.

Can be accessed by foot from Mill Bay.

South Sands

A beautiful beach facing the morning and midday sun. With views out to sea, an award winning hotel, a beach cafe, public toilets and sea tractor, its not difficult to see why this is a popular spot.

Parking facilities are currently non-existent, so best to park at North Sands and walk.

Accessible at any tide by boat or on foot, the tide moves here very quickly, so best to anchor far off shore and keep a constant eye on your boat.

From April to October dogs are not allowed to play on this beach.

North Sands

Set in a beautiful, but treacherous cove, North Sands is good for surfing. With firm sand ideal for games and activities, public toilets, the Winking Prawn for breakfast, lunch or dinner and a reasonable public car park, this is a busy beach all year round. It is a popular beach for those with dogs.

However, hire boats are not permitted to anchor in the cove or land on the beach. At high tide the beach completely disappears and the swell can be difficult for anyone not on a surf board.