Happy Sunday Everyone,
Today’s post is about our south Devon beach adventure from last weekend. We decided to stay in Devon for our day trip last weekend as it was the Boardmasters Festival down in Cornwall and therefore we decided it would be too hectic “traffic wise” to go that way. However, we didn’t realise how busy these small beaches get when the weather is beautiful. Heading from Plymouth, continue all the way through Kingsbridge (here is my Google maps screenshot)
Continue until the little village of frontier and follow the signs to East Portlemouth. Alternatively you can go through Salcombe and catch the ferry across during high season) Yet we perservered and after a rather long detour courtesy of my “go here” maps on my phone….and after finding that the National Trust car park was full (which was fine as it was £7.50!!) We continued around the corner to Mill Bay. Here is the MAP of where the beach is located.
When we got here we walked down a steep lane before getting to the village area and the dogs had to stay on their leads as part of this walk was on the road. Then our out of nowhere was the beautiful, very busy, beach. In low season I’m sure it will be perfect but Molly hates large groups of people so we continue and around to East Portlemouth to see if there were any little coves which would be quieter. Again these beaches are some of the most beautiful I’ve seen in Devon but they are in turn very popular especially amongst boat daytrippers who arrive at these coves in their little boats to sunbathe and don’t really enjoy dogs running about to play fetch (even though both of these beach stretches are dog allowed beaches all year but “prefer” the dogs to be on lead in high season.)
Again – we will definitely be visiting again in low season so that these beaches can be fully enjoyed without annoying too many people. We did find a small cove for 10 minutes before people arrived with their beach towels….I even heard a small child say “mummy make them go away” aimed at my dogs even though they were not anywhere near them! Never mind….we will try again in low season…..Here are some pictures from that beautiful day….