Local Activities

The South Hams gives you the chance to surf, sail, fish, water- ski and much more. We can arrange pony riding or Golf within a 10 minute drive. You can walk the most breathtaking coastline for entire week without exhausting new tracks and paths.

We provide a great base for watersports in the South Hams with terrific surfing at Bantham and Sailing at Salcombe, Dartmouth and Dittisham.

Kayaking opportunities also abound on the River Dart or around our stunning coastline.

Sailing

Sailing

Whether it’s yachts or dinghies you’re spoilt for choice.  The famous sailing towns of Salcombe and Dartmouth are both less than half an hour away.  Dittisham, with its sailing school, is a ten minute drive.  Dinghies can be launched off the beach here.  Both Dartmouth and Kingsbridge have good slipways too.

 

Surfing

Surfing

Bantham has a terrific beach for surfing and kitesurfing plus a good surf school.  Across the bay, Bigbury is a local hotspot for windsurfing.  Challaborough & Lannacombe also get a decent wave in the right conditions.

 

Kayaking

Kayaking

There are plenty of opportunities for canoes and kayaks.  For some real adventure you can try the ‘Loop’ up on Dartmoor (experts only).  Kayaking the River Dart is a real adventure from Dartmouth or try the coastal waters only ten minutes away at Torcross and Blackpool Sands.

 

Climbing

Climbing

Climbing adventures abound up on Dartmoor.

There’s also great indoor climbing centres at Dart Rock in Buckfastleigh and the Life Centre in Plymouth.

Horse Riding

Horse Riding

On horseback is the perfect way to see the local countryside.  This can be organised a few miles away.

Golf

Golf

We are a ten minute drive away from Dartmouth Golf and Country Club where there is a championship course and indoor pool with spa.

Thurlestone Golf Club is also within easy reach providing access to a challenging links course with terrific coastal views.

Walking

The team at South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) have compiled a list of some of the best walks in the local area.

Here are just a few of our favourites…

Slapton

Distance: 2.75 – 3.25 miles
Grade: Easy to Moderate

Like a satisfying meal, this walk has the shingle sweep of the beach to start, a main course of all the wildlife you could wish for on a National Nature Reserve, and the sweet and characterful village of Slapton for dessert. Perfect!

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Torcross & Stokenham

Distance: 6 miles
Grade: Moderate

Cultural Trail: Man and the Landscape.

Humans have had a huge influence on this stunning coastal landscape through agriculture, fishing, trade and wars.

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Beesands & Hallsands

Distance: 3.75 miles
Grade: Moderate

All of maritime life is here – Start Bay’s great sweep of sea and land, traditional fishing communities, and the mysterious and tragic lost village of Hallsands. The walk wends it way home again along green lanes and footpaths.

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Little Dartmouth

Distance: 3.5 miles
Grade: Moderate

Small but perfectly formed, this satisfying circuit is full of character and interest, offering glorious views from the cliffs, the tang of the sea close up on the rocky shore, the rich history of the castle and the beautiful River Dart.

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Bantham to Thurlestone

Distance: 3.5 miles
Grade: Moderate

Take in the old haunts of Saxons and smugglers, lush coastline and glittering sea, then amble back through the green fields of South Devon.

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Bolt Tail & Burleigh Dolts

Distance: 8.75 miles
Grade: Moderate to strenuous

This walk takes in the spectacular sites of two enclosures, dating back to the Iron Age, and the pathways and ancient green lanes in between, including a glorious stretch of coast.

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East Prawle and Prawle Point

Distance: 3.5 miles
Grade: Strenuous

A wonderful walk taking in spectacular coastal scenery and ancient green lanes, in one of the richest spots in Devon for plants and wildlife.

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Noss Mayo & Revelstoke Drive

Distance: 4.5 miles
Grade: Easy

The many faces of maritime South Devon in one walk; wild open sea and rugged coast, sheltered estuary, wooded riverbanks, and the waterfront village of Noss Mayo with its chocolate box charm.

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Coastal Lodges at Gara Mill
Gara Mill
Slapton
South Hams
South Devon
TQ7 2RE

T: 01803 771 046

E: enquiries@coastallodges.co.uk

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