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The National Trust

The National Trust

The National Trust has been caring for this stunning coastline for over 50 years. Take a walk to see their work in action.


The National Trust cares for over 40 miles of spectacular coastline in the South Hams area. From small wild places where you can get really close to nature to popular beaches with great cafes and watersports.


Their accessible pathway at Bolberry means everyone can enjoy sweeping views of the South Devon landscape, even with pushchairs or those less mobile. Starting at the clifftop parking area you'll follow the 1.2 km surfaced path along the coast. The route will take you towards views over Bolt Tail, with its Iron Age cliff fort and lines of upright Bronze Age stones. Look out over Bigbury Bay and Burgh Island, the inspiration for two Agatha Christie mysteries. At the end of the path turn right along Bolberry Down to head back to the car park. For a number of routes around Bolberry, including longer trails in the Salcombe area, visit uk/bolberry-down.


The Beachhouse cafe at South Milton Sands is a popular hang-out. Situated right on the beach with spectacular views of Thurlestone Rock, they serve fresh seaside food made with the very best ingredients. For those walking the coast paths around East Soar, you can stop by the Walker's Hut at East Soar Outdoor Experience. Situated on a National Trust farm, you can enjoy freshly baked cakes and hot drinks, while the kids explore the play area and farmyard animals. Keep up with the ranger team and local events on the National Trust South Devon Countryside Facebook page.

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