East Portlemouth Beach (Fishermans Cove)

East Portlemouth Beach - Devon
© Ben Tucker

Set across the harbour from Salcombe East Portlemouth is far quieter than Salcombe\‘s other beaches. The beach itself is a long sandy stretch which becomes a series of smaller coves at higher tides - Fishermans Cove and Smalls Cove which lead down to Mill Bay.

With clean shallow water this is a great spot for kids. There are also plenty of rockpools to explore as the tide drops. A backdrop of woodland and the South West Coastpath make this an idyllic spot to escape the crowds. Perhaps the easiest way to get here is via the ferry from Salcombe.

Also known as:

Fishermans Cove

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are welcome all year round

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  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Rock pooling


  • Shop

Nearest town


OS grid ref.

SX 7429 3869

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