It’s charming thatched cottages, clean sandy beaches and peaceful atmosphere make Hope Cove the perfect place to relax or enjoy a family day out. It’s also the place to go to see the sun setting in the evening, whether this be with a camera, glass of wine or someone special.
There is an extensive history of shipwrecks in this bay and the cannon in Hope Cove was recovered from the wreck of the Ramilies. In 1588 the Spanish Armada ship St Peter the Great was wrecked on the Shippen Rock and Spaniards came ashore. More information on shipwrecks can be found in the Herzogin Cecilie cabin in The Cottage Hotel offering the perfect excuse to stop for a cream tea on the terrace.
Pilchards, crabs and lobsters have always been the main catch here and the area that once housed the pilchard boats is now home to The Lobster Pod, a bistro serving fresh fish, takeaway meals and uncooked fish to take home. Traditionally a sleepy little village, The Cove Café Bar has livened things up in recent years winning the award for the UK’s Best Rural Craft Beer Bar and regularly hosting live music. Follow the circular walk in the Hello Kingsbridge guide for fabulous views of the village and surrounding coastline.