East Prawle is a lovely rural village a mile inland from Prawle Point, the most southerly tip of Devon. The coastline here is rugged, with magnificent cliffs, delightful coves, hidden beaches, and a breathtaking stretch of the South West Coast Path. The area is quiet, unspoilt and boasts an abundance of wildlife and birds, including the rare cirl buntings which farmers and naturalists are working hard to protect.
East Prawle village is surrounded by fields with stunning rural and coastal views. The village has a green, the quirky former smugglers' hide, The Pig'sNose Inn, and the seasonal Piglet Stores and Café which serves excellent, hearty breakfasts and delicious cream teas. The nearby stretch of coastline is said to resemble the shape of a pig's head, which explains the local pig references!
From East Prawle you can take a 2 mile stroll to East Portlemouth to catch the ferry over to Salcombe to enjoy shops, cafés, restaurants, and everything else that the sailing mecca has to offer.
For walkers this area is idyllic rambling country which can begin or end at the award-winning Millbrook Inn, South Pool situated just off the main Kingsbridge to Dartmouth road. A walk in Pig country is guaranteed to be a most memorable and enjoyable experience!
Choose a holiday cottage in East Prawle for a peaceful base from which to explore the picturesque South Devon coast and countryside.
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Stunning views from here. Great walk along from the car park, very accessible for all levels of fitness. Visitor centre was closed when we arrived for refurbishment at the end of the season but still worth the walk.
Had a really interesting tour at the end of September, which was the highlight of our holiday. Out guide, Mary, was very friendly and informative. Would highly recommend this. Fantastic location and views and very interesting history. Thanks Mary.
We really enjoyed our visit. My husband and son had a tour (£5 per adult and under 5's free) and thought it was brilliant. Children under 1.1m's tall can not go on the tour so my younger son and I enjoyed the coastal views which were fantastic.
Fantastic walk with wonderful views, you'll find the best beach in the South Hams hear, bit of a walk but it is glorious.
Based in East Portlemouth, Salcombe Paddleboarding is in the ideal spot for both beginners and more experienced paddleboarders to enjoy the calm waters and hidden coves of the Salcombe Estuary. You’ll be in safe hands with Marcus and Denny, both qualified ISA Paddleboarding instructors and lifeguards, who provide private and group lessons as well as board hire.
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Salcombe is known for its unique sailing opportunities thanks to the spectacular coastline. A favourite destination amongst some of the best in the sailing community, getting out on the water is very much part of the South Devon holiday experience, and at Salcombe Dinghy Sailing, owners Zoe and Ross are a highly skilled, warm and friendly duo who make you feel safe, happy, confident and well prepared on the water whether you’re having lessons, hiring a boat, are a beginner or a practiced sailor looking to sharpen your skills. You can opt for taster sessions, bespoke private tuition, or RYA teaching courses with up to four students per instructor. Just make sure you bring warm, waterproof clothing with you – it can get nippy our there!
Hiring a traditional Salcombe Yawl or launch is a fabulous way to explore the Salcombe estuary taking in the beaches and wildlife along the way. The Salcombe Yawl is an attractive 16ft dingy unique to Salcombe suitable for racing or cruising with the family, or alternatively, less experienced sailors can hire a sturdier harbour launch with inboard engine to potter from beach to beach. Both are available on a weekly basis along with everything you need to have and enjoyable yet safe time on the water. Sailing tuition in a Salcombe Yawl, or leisurely skippered sails around the harbour are also available in the safe hands of experienced local sailor Scratch Hitchen.
Yawl & Launch Hire Salcombe (T: 01548 561619 M: 07966 840436)
Everything in Salcombe revolves around the water, and Whitestrand Boat Hire offer a fleet of self drive boats aswell as skippered mackerel fishing trips so you can experience more of the beautiful estuary and coastline. Book a boat by the hour, day or week and the friendly staff can advise on the best beaches, wildlife spots and pubs to visit. No prior experience necessary.
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Adorable cafe with nice food. A bit overpriced, but worth it!
Lovely afternoon teas!
Really high quality, homemade food with great service. Fantastic!
A beautiful, clean little café with a good menu. Very tasty food and friendly service. Would highly recommend.
A traditional 16th century inn overlooking the green in the pretty, windswept village of East Prawle with regular live music nights, and serving quality pub grub and real ales straight from the barrel.
Pigs Nose Inn East Prawle, Kingsbridge TQ7 2BY (T: 01548 511209)
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Great family birthday lunch after a hike from lannacombe ...friendly great grub
Brilliant pub. Very friendly with a good atmosphere. The food was good enough for our taste buds and the beers were great (a bit too moorish infact!)
A great pub with a good selection of beers and ciders and good food served too. The atmosphere is welcoming as you walk in and you soon get into conversation with the locals and their dogs! A great place to visit!
This is a real Locals pub however we were made welcome. It is very dog friendly. The food was simple but tasty.
Quirky, could be much cleaner. Not too impressed with dogs climbing on furniture next to people eating food.food basic but OK.beer good.good atmosphere
Very good local beer and terrific atmosphere with old-fashioned opening hours.
Why oh why didn't we go there more often...only went on our last night. Such a lively, personable and vibrantly vivid place with wonderful staff and exceptional food - loved it!
Great little pub - nice pint of Red Devon and Devon Pride!
Lovely friendly and quirky pub. Excellent cask ales and one of the best Fish and Chip lunches ever. Would love to come back for one of their gig nights.
Beer good, but food extremely indifferent (a Saturday lunch time). Very disappointed this time as last time we came to the area, we could have eaten there every day.
A really fabulous, relaxed, enjoyable pub, with a great mix of locals, tourists, old and young and lots of lovely dogs. Fabulous food and a selection of games to play too. Really loved it.
What a great pub. Friendly atmosphere, good food and local cider.
Needs a good clean and then it could be a great pub.
A fantastic pub - wonderful atmosphere, great food, and friendly staff
This place is like walking into the moulin Rouge.... It's an incredible experience. You never quite know what to expect when you enter into the rabbit hole of East Prawle. However, one thing is for sure, it's all happening in the Pigs Nose. With Atomic Kitten playing last year it draws crowds from far and wide. You would never know what awaits behind the doors of the pigs nose when you drive into the sleepy little village of East Prawle. Whatever the night holds, quiet or explosive, you are sure to be entered. Recently there have been some insanely talented musicians playing at the pub. The landlady and her son gives everyone a warm welcome and makes you feel like your in your own sitting room. It is definitly worth coming the extra mile for.
In one of the most stunning locations in South Devon with panoramic sea views, you're in for a treat at the newly refurbished Gara Rock Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, afternoon teas and dinner daily, all year round. Chef Lewis' seasonal dishes feature ingredients from local producers and his own kitchen garden. Eat al fresco on the terrace overlooking the beach or in winter watch the waves crashing from the comfort of the restaurant with its huge floor to ceiling windows.
Gara Rock, East Portlemouth TQ8 8FA (T: 01548 845945)
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Sorry for late review. We stayed here in September and had a fantastic week. The owners were very friendly and the goodies were a lovely touch. The place was immaculate, very well furnished. The bed was so comfortable. The bed linen and towels were spotless. Had a lovely time and still talking about our walks and the fabulous beaches. Do not hesitate to stay here as its an unspoilt area and the Old Cow Shed is the place to stay.
The sunset view from here is impressive. The drinks were very pricey £12 for a GnT! The starters were unusual and the fish n chips was ok. Felt a lot to pay to be honest. Dogs welcome which suited us.
We had the most wonderful time at the restaurant. Sitting out on the terrace on a glorious September day with the amazing views surrounding us was a stand out experience. The service was enthusiastic and friendly if slightly chaotic. Some of the food was exceptional and some a bit disappointing. But that didn’t matter because the whole experience was so good
Still very much closed on 040518, and just a busy building site. I'd be surprised if it's open this summer.
A must visit after a long walk. Good menu and drink selections. Amazing views. Dog friendly.
Superb place for weekends cakes, breakfast and lunch and beautiful dinner menu through the summer and very dog friendly!
Dinner was amazing. Pre book a table and ask for a window view of the bay. Lunch was good. Staff really lovely.
A small pub in a beautiful setting serving excellent classic English pub food with a hint of French thrown in. Here you will find true seasonal field to plate eating using the best produce the local area has to offer accompanied by local ales and good quality French wines. Sunday roasts accompanied by live Jazz are especially popular.
Millbrook Inn South Pool, Kingsbridge TQ7 2RW (T: 01548 531581)
Enjoy 20% off food for any pre-booked tables with your Toad Hall Cottages Discount Card (mention you are a guest on booking and present card )
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spent 3 evenings in the pub and very happy with it.....and a great band playing New Years day
Great atmosphere, good selection of beers.comfortable & welcoming & cosy.had food which was excellent but v expensive.cheapest main was about £15.a few cheaper options would have made this pub perfect.staff very helpful & welcoming
The Millbrook has a new bridge at the back to a grassy area with picnic tables, so great for kids. They do an outside BBQ at the front 5-9pm in the summer, also great for kids supper. A lovely old pub in an idyllic location!
Outstanding Sunday roast EVEN IF the lamb and the beef look exactly the same, they ain't. Fabulous staff too!
A beautiful old pub with real ales, very good food and friendly staff. Right on a stream, lovely wood fire. Lovely garden for the summer.
Lovely pub- excellent food and very dog friendly
Brilliant pub, friendly, fun staff, Charlie the landlord is working really hard to make this a great place for all to visit.
Lovely friendly and helpful staff. The best meal we had on holiday. Children were made to feel very welcome and a very reasonably priced children's menu.
My husband and I ate at Millbrook tonight, absolutely beautiful meal and great service, thank you!
An interesting and different menu- think top end gastro pub. Lovely place to be, very friendly owners and helpful staff.
Great pub, great atmosphere.
The Millbrook Inn clear only wants rich adults to come and visit, its menu does not welcome children and this is a great shame.
This branch of the local Venus chain is takeaway only but with the beach on the doorstep who needs to eat-in? Here you find quality local pasties, baguettes, ice creams, coffee and cream teas as well as buckets, spades and beach games to keep the kids entertained.
Venus Café Ferry Steps, Millbay Road, East Portlemouth TQ8 8PU (T: 01548 843558)
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lovely icecreams & friendly staff, only downside was that they closed early if it was not busy
Rugged and unspoiled, Lannacombe is the beach for those looking for total escapism on their South West holiday. Small and perfect for escaping from the summer crowds, it’s one of the best places to visit to simply enjoy the Devon scenery in all its natural glory. There’s a small car park just behind the beach so do get there early in order to guarantee a space, although there is further parking a short walk away if need be. Dogs are welcome at the beach throughout the year and as it offers access to the Coast Path it’s a good idea to combine your visit with a walk to take in the views of sea and countryside, perhaps towards Start Point where there is further parking around 30-40 minutes away on foot. At low tide the beach offers gentle rock pooling so it’s a lovely spot to head to for a quiet afternoon with the family, building sandcastles and eating sandwiches if you remember to bring them. There aren’t any cafes and restaurants immediately on site, so do remember to take anything you need with you, and there aren’t any toilets in the near vicinity either, so that’s worth keeping in mind when you plan your day. If you have been on holidays in Devon and Cornwall before you will also know that you need to watch our for the tide at many of the beaches, including this one in order to avoid disappointment or getting wet, you can pick up a tide timetable at local post offices!
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Excellent secluded beach once you find it. Signs would be helpful but this would be detrimental as visitors would "flood" the small car park. Well worth visiting and walking along the stunning cliff walks
A lovely beach where we enjoy sitting and eating our sandwiches after walking from Start Point.
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Lovely beach. We arrived early after a steep walk down the cliff path. Had the beach initially to ourselves! Starts to get busier as the day goes on.
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Gorgeous beach, but be careful if you have a dog that likes to run as our Border Collie got very sore paws on the pebbles.
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A bit of a walk down from the car park but so worth it, arguably the best beach in the South Hams
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A fabulous beach. Especially great fun at low tide for a water loving Labrador. We enjoyed our visits here. We also loved the passenger ferry from here to Salcombe. Beautiful beach.
Beautiful beach lovely and clean. Small car park free to N.T. members. Highly recommended. Drawback no immediate café available. Venus café nearest but a trek if not mobile.
Lovely beach well worth a visit. Dog friendly as well. Well worth the £7-50 national trust car parking fee.
amazing beach, dog friendly, only downside is the toilets near the National Trust hut are very poor