Mill Bay beach lies on the eastern bank of the Kingsbridge Estuary opposite Salcombe on the South Devon coast.
Like its neighbouring beaches of Small's Cove and Fisherman's Cove, Mill Bay faces northwest and looks across the harbour to Salcombe.
The sandy beach is very pleasant and the waves gentle and unlike its neighbours does not get completely covered at high tide. Swimmers should take care not to stray away from the beach however as there can be dangerous undercurrents away from the shore.
Access is easy and consequently the beach can be popular with families in season. Parking is available at the National Trust car park and toilets are located behind the beach.
Dogs are permitted but must be kept on a lead between May and September.
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Dogs permitted
OS Explorer Map OL20: South Devon
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Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns: