east portlemouth

Seacombe Sands

This week’s Wednesday Walk is a 4 mile circular coastal walk from East Portlemouth to Seacombe Sands on the South Devon Coast. You can expect stunning coastal views during the walk. Driving directions from Bowerland – Map.


To begin, head to Mill Bay National Trust car park. From the beach head inland, then go right and then straight. You’ll be able to see Mill Bay on the right.

Sunny Cove

When you reach a car park, go right and head up the hill. Make sure you stay on the right hand side to head towards the coastal walk. This will eventually bring you to Sunny Cove. Here you can optionally head down to the sandy beach to relax for a period, or continue along the coastal path.

Gara Rock

As you head along the coastal path you’ll reach a gate. Pass through the gate and follow the path as it takes you past a memorial plaque in memory of those who lost their lives in the Salcombe Lifeboat Disaster in 1910. Keep going to reach the Gara Rock signpost, where you can head to the right down to the beach (Gara Rock Beach is a beautiful sandy cove!). Or you can go left to a hotel and cafĂ© for some refreshments.

Mill Bay

When you’re ready to continue, head back up the trail towards a white building. At the top head to the right which will take you alongside a hotel. Keep walking up the road until you reach a Coast Path sign and cross over the stile. Head through the car park this takes you to and onto a trail at the far side signposted for Mill Bay.

This trail will lead you to a muddy track – cross over and go through the opposite gate and down the path there, which takes you back to Mill Bay car park. At the end of the car park turn right and follow the road back along the coast to where you began.

We hope you enjoy this beautiful walk. Read more of our Wednesday Walks HERE. And see Devon Dog’s Calendar of Events HERE.

Come and stay with us in our cottage style apartments, right in the heart of Dartmoor, and try out our amazing Wednesday Walks for yourself.


Featured image – view of East Portlemouth from Salcombe by Glen Denny | CC BY-SA 2.0 | via Wikimedia Commons