Gara Rock HotelDistance from the centre of Kingsbridge: 9.8 miles
Escape to the new-look Gara Rock, opening this summer near Salcombe in South Devon, within the South Hams Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With sunset views to die for, unrivalled culinary experiences and superb spa facilities, it's set to be one of the finest boutique retreats on the UK coastline.
Hugging unspoiled Devon coastline and located directly on the South West Coast Path, Gara Rock's transformation is underway to create five new loft suite hotel rooms, six new sea view apartments, a new restaurant, bar and cinema room in addition to the existing popular cottages and apartments.
Guests will also enjoy the indoor and clifftop, outdoor swimming pools, jacuzzi, treatment rooms , cinema room and easy access to the renowned beach at Gara Rock.
As the A38 forks into two halves; take the Plymouth Route by staying on the right hand lanes. Continue along the A38 and take the A3121 exit towards Ermington/Modbury/Yealmpton/A379. Turn left onto Kingsbridge Road/A3121 and continue to follow for 1 mile before turning left onto B3196.
At California Cross (petrol station) turn left towards Loddiswell, pass through Loddiswell towards Kingsbride on the B3196 (Kingsbridge has a Tesco and a Morrisons which are the best place to pick up provisions).
Take Stentiford Hill into Fore Street, turn left into Duncombe Street following the 1 way system onto Church Street, then onto Bridge Street. Take the A379 with the estuary on your right hand side, after 5 miles, turn right at the mini roundabout in the village of Stokenham.
Follow this road for about 4.5 miles and then turn right, signposted East Portlemouth. About a mile and half down this road turn left, signposted Rickham/Gara Rock. Continue on lane and turn left to Gara Rock. Please note: The site is accessed via a narrow country lane.