Splat Cove - Salcombe

Splat Cove - Salcombe
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Splat Cove - (South Sands) Salcombe

Splat Cove is just around the coastine from South Sands near Salcombe and now only accessible at low tide or by boat as the foot path has recently been closed due to cliff erosion.

Gorgeous golden sand and clear blue waters, you have your own unique view across the estuary to the busy beaches of Mil Bay and Sunny Cove.

The sea wall which was built to protect the cave has long since been destroyed by the tide and the cave itself has now almost disappeared.


  • Golden Sand
  • Parking - South Sands Car Park (can get busy)
  • Accessibility - Walk to at low tide or by boat only
  • Facilities - None
  • Dogs - Welcome year round
  • Life Guard - None

Best for

Peace and Quiet. A ferry trip on the South Sands Ferry to Salcombe.

Look out for

The remains of an 8ft high pink beer glass painted onto the wall in the early 80s and Scallop Shells.

It's a fact !

A local artist lived in this cave for 2 whole summers! Guess who?

There is an old myth that the cave led to a tunnel which in turn led out onto Bolt Tail, the perfect smugglers route !

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Contact Information

  • Splat Cove
    South Sands
    Salcombe TQ8 8LN
    South Hams, Devon