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Outer Hope

Outer Hope beach, Devon

Also known as Mouthwell Sands, Outer Hope beach is a small west-facing beach on the South Devon coast near Galmpton, just north of Bolt Tail.

The beach consists of golden sand with rocks and lies roughly halfway between Bigbury-on Sea and Salcombe. Sheltered from the south and west by the headland of Bolt Tail, Mouthwell Sands has easy access via a slipway and is backed by rocky cliffs.

The beach has an excellent range of facilities considering its size and is popular with families.

Limited parking, public conveniences and refreshments are all available nearby. Lifeguards patrol the beach in high season.

A 'Seasonal dog ban' operates at Mouthwell Sands, Dogs are not permitted on the beach between 1st May and 30th September.

There are some fine walks along the South West Coast Path north in the direction of Thurlestone and around Bolt Tail southeast towards Bolberry Down and Soar Mill Cove.



 Sandy beach

 Cafe, shop or pub

 Easily accessible

 Family friendly


 Lifeguard in summer

 Easily accessible

 Seasonal dog ban



OS Explorer Map OL20: South Devon

OS Explorer Map OL20: South Devon

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

Local area

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Hope Cove, Malborough, Salcombe and Kingsbridge.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

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:






Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Kingsbridge, Brixham, Paignton and Newton Abbot.

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