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Mill Bay

East Portlemouth, Devon, East Portlemouth, England
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Secluded Beach with Fine Golden Sand

The challenge is getting here along the very narrow road with minimal passing places. Parking is... read more

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Reviewed 11 August 2017
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East Portlemouth, Devon, East Portlemouth, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The challenge is getting here along the very narrow road with minimal passing places. Parking is available in a National Trust parking lot, which is complimentary for members. The beach is fine golden sand and slopes gently into the water. Very easy water entry, which...More

Thank Gla_Rangers
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Positives: Beautiful sandy beach, shallow safe bathing and wonderful views. Negatives: Driving there is single lane with intermittent passing points and it's pot luck whether you get stuck. The toilets are grotty. The flotilla of small boats and dinghies that arrive on a sunny day...More

Thank Nefrost
Reviewed 30 May 2017

I have been coming to East Portlemouth for nearly 50 years now, and have moved up the ladder from making my own sandwiches, to sitting in the lovely cafe , watching the world go by, life couldn't be much better, We visted twice this last...More

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

As you arrive at Mill Bay Beach in Salcombe, don't stop, carry on walking on the path at the car park. Follow the path to the right and you'll arrive in around 10 minutes on a secluded beach with crashing waves and golden sand and...More

Thank _designandinternet
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Great little bay to discover. Once you're there relax and spend the whole day. So nice to sit on sand with the trees alongside. Brilliant for children all ages, perfect for dam building which would entertain us all day. There's a pop up crepe van...More

1  Thank Karen D
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Situated opposite Salcombe we drove here by car. The roads were so narrow the bushes touched the car on both sides in places. The car park was a sloping field and you had to pay an all day charge of £5. Then there was a...More

1  Thank paegant
Reviewed 28 June 2016

What a lovely beach! It is for old fashioned holiday games and activities! Yes it is small, and yes difficult to park but once there you can spend all day in your on little world! We are members of The National Trust so parking was...More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Mill bay is a private beach on the east side of the estuary at East Portlemouth. The sands are excellent but parking can be a nightmare. There is free parking on the roadside near the ferry steps and the Venus Cafe for about 6 cars....More

Thank Hugh C
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Nothing to see here. Stay away. Too busy already. Parking a nightmare. Nothing to eat or drink. Jellyfish, sharks, pirates and piranhas.

1  Thank Wifeand3kids
Reviewed 8 September 2015

The beach is fabulous. Shallow and sheltered with lovely fine sand. Some rocks with sea weed on the edge of the bay and beautiful clear water. I'm not normally a beach fan, but this was a lovely day. Some beach stays in the shade of...More

Thank Sam W
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