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The Only Hotel 'On the Beach' in Salcombe

Discover your sea view sanctuary

Boundless bliss on a beachfront canvas. Your own slice of South Devon heaven. It’s South Sands, laid back and unfiltered. Relax and softly sink into the slower way of life. For a welcome, welcome back and a see you again soon, we are your year round seaside haven. 

Seaview out of window


Sand in your hair, blissed out with sea breeze, walk barefoot from a day basking in the sunshine and turquoise waters of South Sands’ beautiful beach, to the peaceful comfort of your own coastal haven. At South Sands, you couldn’t be closer to the sands of Salcombe’s stunning estuary. Throw open your windows and breathe in the view.

Avocado on toast


Dive into coastal servings and watch the gentle flow of the tide as you softly surrender to the slower way of life. With the estuary lapping on the shore and the beach underfoot, there’s no better location to savour a menu brimming with seafood.

South Sands Cocktails


Relish your coffee on the terrace as the anticipation of the day ahead rises with the glowing morning sun. Drift into a laid back afternoon with a perfectly chilled rosé overlooking the Salcombe Estuary, or bed down for the evening with a warming nightcap by the open fire. 

Dog with Seaview out of window


Being a dog-friendly hotel is what makes South Sands so popular and sees guests and their furry friends return time and time again. Alongside our comfortable dog-friendly rooms, we offer welcome packs on arrival to ensure your four-legged friend knows they're on holiday as much as their beloved humans.


On The Water

Salcombe is a hub of watersport activities year-round, especially during the Summer months when the estuary really comes alive. During the warmer season, Salcombe and South Sands beach benefits from moorings in the water, which fill up quickly with an array of boats brimming with Summer fun.

The South Sands Ferry is busy all Summer. With the unique way of boarding the ferry, it is a fun experience for the whole family - including the dog! Simply board the sea tractor on the beach next to the hotel and it'll drive you into the water. Then you swap from the tractor to the boat.

In the Summer, the ferry runs every half hour between South Sands and Salcombe town centre making it the perfect transportation to get to South Sands Hotel.


Longer Days for Walking

There is nothing better than waking to a stunning sunrise knowing a scenic coastal walk awaits. Whether you seize the day with an early clifftop walk or indulge in a long lunch before an afternoon amble, there's nothing quite like a walk along the outstanding South West Coast Path. Even better, the path runs right past South Sands Hotel. 

Come rain or shine, you'll experience dramatic views and scenic landscapes with our local coastal walks. Marvel in the glass-like stillness of the morning water or watch waves crash against the cliffs. With an array of animals on the ground and in the sky, it's a paradise for wildlife watchers and photographers. 

Experience the beauty of Salcombe walks and the South West Coast Path year-round at South Sands Hotel.