Hope Cove was once a thriving fishing village and smugglers haunt The days when smugglers prospered and when rows of fishing boats lined the beaches may be gone, yet much of the village’s charming heritage still remains. The tiny village squares of Inner and Outer Hope, with their cob stone cottages, thatched roofs and low doorways still stand. Whilst commercial fishing from Hope Cove is little more than a distant memory, the village still enjoys a reputation for excellent crab and lobster.
Hope Cove’s charm attracts visitors who return year after year One of the most popular family beach locations during the summer in the many Hope Cove holiday homes that are available , with sandy beaches and clear waters attracts bathers, divers, and water sports enthusiasts Seals and dolphins are seen regularly in the coves. Hope Cove Weekend in August is full of fun for everyone and a wonderful atmosphere.
Out of the school holiday season the village is sought after by couples and walkers, wth miles of glorious coastal paths to explore and spectacular views all year round from the South West Coat path on your doorstep.
Sheltered by Bolt Tail, the coves sandy beaches are excellent for young children, thanks to their fine sand and lack of dangerous currents. There are good facilities including restaurants, a pub, the local post office and several hotels as well as plentiful parking.
Away from the beach, you can enjoy brisk walks along the coast path around Bolt Tail eastwards to Bolberry Down, Soar Mill and eventually Salcombe, or westwards around to Thurlestone, Bantham and Bigbury. Also don’t forget to take some time to explore the hidden paths of the village and sample the wonderful views from the cliff path which links Inner and Outer Hope.