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Address: A379 between Modbury and Plymouth, Modbury, Dartmoor National Park, England

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There are two beaches both amazing, very clean and safe. We visited the beautiful private beach open for locals / locals friends and family with a permit. This secluded cove is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

There are two beaches both amazing, very clean and safe. We visited the beautiful private beach open for locals / locals friends and family with a permit. This secluded cove is open to everyone on one day of the week during the season though not sure which day as we had a permit (family live locally) Shallow safe water, golden... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

There was a rare day of sunshine so we decided to visit this beach. It's signposted well and upon arriving found plenty of parking at £4.50 for the day. The walk down (and up) is fairly ok. My 5 year old navigated it well and with my 2 year old on my back it wasn't that strenuous. It's definitely not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Upon arriving there is ample parking in a field which will cost you £4.50 for the day. The walk down to the beach will take around 5-10 minutes down hill - back up may take a little longer. The beach was fairly quiet for a bank holiday which was nice. Not a massive beach but lovely all the same. Looking... More 

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Devon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Don't confuse Mothecombe beach itself with Coastguards and Wonwell which sit on the two sides of the Erme estuary and have Tripadvisor reviews elsewhere. Some of the photos above are of those others or the path nearby. Flete Estate own and manage all of it and have maintained and preserved all of the land and houses to the highest standards... More 

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Ventnor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

We approached Mothecombe's private beach along the coast path from Noss Mayo, on a day when it was closed to the public and it was so peaceful. The path crosses the beach of white sand, backed by dunes. Amazingly, I recognised it from decades ago, when I came here with my family on weekend day trips. In the dunes, we... More 

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Burbage, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

Plus points parking £2.50 (very reasonable) and the man on the gate was absolutely lovely (very friendly and charming). The drive from Salcombe/ Hope Cove area is really picturesque. Less positive aspects the main beach is not open to dogs at this time of the year and estuary is rather uninspiring. On the way back up from the beach we... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Two beaches one private and one public. Private beach closed one day a week but you can walk on low tide between each

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

You are spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches in Devon but this is one of the quietest ones. Yes you do pay to park the car but £4 is not bad nearby it is £7 the cafe is OK and the main beach is private only open weekends and Wednesday. But there is access to a footpath through... More 

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Lake Grove, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

My husband and I visited Motecombe in June, 2015. Parking is in a large field above Mothecombe and the cost was 4£ for the day. The walk is relatively short but keep in mind that it is down a steep hill so at the end of your visit you will need to carry all your gear back up a somewhat... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Mothecombe beach is a beach that lies on the Erme Estuary. The beach is of three parts. One section that belongs to the Flete Estate through a gate on the right and is private and only open to the public on Wednesdays,Saturdays and Sundays. The main beach is open all year. There is car parking available in the field for... More 

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