Travelling to South Sands

Car infant of hotel entrance
Arriving By Car

If you have a sat nav, sometimes our own postcode doesn't quite get you here, so please use this postcode to find us TQ8 8LJ.

We offer free parking for all hotel guests and those joining us for food and drink. 

To cater to those with electric vehicles, we offer electric car facilities to ensure a convenient and stress free stay. We have one Tesla charging point available - (For Tesla's Only). All other branded electric cars have access to a 13 - amp 3 prong plug socket, guests must provide their own charging lead/ adapter. 


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Arriving By Ferry

The South Sands passenger Ferry runs between Whitestrand in the centre of Salcombe and South Sands Beach on the hotel's doorstep.

Carrying foot passengers, prams, bicycles and dogs, the South Sands Ferry is a fun and enjoyable way to travel by boat and experience the famous 'sea tractor', which travels out into the water to greet the ferry as it arrives at South Sands Beach.

Ferry Dates & Times

The Ferry operates from March 23rd to October 29th (subject to sea and weather conditions).

Departing Salcombe: The first trip departs Whitestrand pontoon at 09:45hrs, then every half hour until 17:15hrs – except 13:15hrs.

Departing South Sands: The first trip departs at 10:00hrs, then every half hour until 17:30hrs.

An extra sailing is introduced from August 1st to 31st, extending the last departure from Salcombe to 17:45hrs and South Sands to 18:00hrs.

From October, the last sailing will be 16:45hrs from Salcombe and 17:00hrs from South Sands

South Sands Ferry
Ferry Prices

Adults £4.75

Children 3 to 16 years old £3.75 

Children under 3 FREE

Pushchairs & dogs FREE

Pre-paid 10 trip ticket 15% discount 

Pre-paid 20 trip ticket 25% discount

Private charters are available on request. Evening trips to Kingsbridge and South Pool often run during the summer months. Please contact them for further information

(Please note the above prices are for 2023)

Arriving By Air

There is a privately run airfield close to the Hotel at Higher Rew. Please call us on 01548 845 900 to find out more.

Boats on sea
Arriving by Train

While Salcombe itself does not have its own train station, there are several nearby options to consider. We've compiled information on the most convenient train stations for your journey to the South Sands Hotel.

Totnes Railway Station:

Distance to South Sands Hotel: Approximately 22 miles (35 km)
Journey Time: Around 40-45 minutes by car
About: Totnes Railway Station is well-connected to major cities like London, Exeter, and Plymouth. From Totnes, you can take a picturesque drive to Salcombe via the A381. There are also bus services available from Totnes to Salcombe.

Plymouth Railway Station:

Distance to South Sands Hotel: Approximately 28 miles (45 km)
Journey Time: Approximately 1 hour by car
About: Plymouth Railway Station offers good rail connections to various parts of the UK. Once you arrive in Plymouth, you can take a scenic drive along the A379, which will take you to Salcombe. Alternatively, you can explore bus or taxi options for a hassle-free transfer.