Godolphin Cottage sits on the hill above the Salcombe estuary - on the right side for the lovely beaches of Mill Bay, Fisherman's Cove and Small's Cove. In the heart of East Portlemouth Godolphin enjoys stunning views up the estuary and is a couple of hundred yards from the steps down to the ferry that takes you over to Salcombe.

The National Trust's wonderful coastal path can take you round to Gara Rock - now back with a great cafe and restaurant or onto East Prawle to the famous Pig's Nose pub.

Some helpful links below:

The south west coastal path

Salcombe Tourist Information

East Portlemouth 

Our three favourite places to eat & drink close to Godolphin:

Coast @ Gara Rock: For food all day from 9.30 and also open in the evening on Fridays and Saturdays - Gara is a nice walk over the top of the point or can be reached by walking round the cliff path. It is in a glorious position - situated looking out to sea.

In South Pool (can be reached by boat / kayak at high tide) : The Millbrook Inn 

At East Prawle: The Pigs Nose Inn 

The Venus Cafe is open in the holiday periods at the bottom of the ferry steps - good for coffee / tea / ice cream / sandwiches and cakes and if you are lucky there is a sweet little van selling pancakes and refreshments at Mill Bay in the summer.

The Piglet Stores & Café, East Prawle – café food open during the day in the main season 01548 511486


Whitestrand Boat Hire – different types of boat available for hire 01548 843818

Salcombe Dinghy Sailing 07809 556457

Salcombe Boat Hire 01548 844475

Harbour Office - 01548 843791

Salcombe yacht club welcomes visitors & members


At high tide all of the estuary is accessible by canoe

Salcombe Harbour office 01548 843791

Estuaries officer: 01803 861384

Single Paddles Sit on tops & kayaks for hire 

CATERING  - The Galley Girls 07749 636607 / 07966 455538


The Reel Cinema, Fore St, Kingsbridge 01548 856636


Salcombe Boat Hire run an estuary cruise 7 times a day from Easter to end of October 01548 844475

Salcombe to Kingsbridge ‘Rivermaid’ May – September. Timetable at ferry pier in Salcombe 01548 853607


East Portlemouth – Salcombe, from the bottom of the steps - on demand in main season, every half hour rest of year 01548 842061/ 842364

Salcombe – South Sands, Easter – October from Whitestrand 01548 561035

Salcombe to Kingsbridge ‘Rivermaid’, May – September. Timetable at ferry pier 01548 853607


Whitestrand Boat Hire – offer mackerel fishing trips 01548 843818

Salcombe Boat Hire - will hire out boats and provide rods / tackle etc 01548 844475

Phoenix Fishing Trips – 2 hour mackerel trips and 6-8 hour deep sea trips 01548 842840


Riverford Organic deliver fresh organic fruit, veg & more call 01803 732786 to check delivery options

Tesco, Waitrose & Sainsburys all deliver to East Portlemouth


Thurleston Golf Club 01548 560405

Bigbury Golf Club 01548 810557


Salcombe Maritime Museum

The Lighthouse at Start Point

Overbecks – National Trust house with tropical gardens


Salcombe Powerboat School 01548 842727


Whitestrand Boat Hire – offer rides out to Start Point / wildlife trips & wake boarding / banana rides etc 01548 843818


Salcombe Dinghy Sailing – offers children’s sailing afternoons in July & August as well as adults tuition lessons 07809 556457


The closest shop is The Piglet Stores at East Prawle but is very small & can be erratic on supplies!

Ashbys Easy Stores, East Charleton – good local store with an adjoining shop selling outdoor gear of every type, also a petrol station. Opening times: Mon to Sat 7am-8pm (Sunday 8am - 6pm) 01548 531625

Frogmore Bakery – good for pasties, scotch eggs, milk etc 01548 531236

The Veg Shed, South Poole – associated with The Millbrook Inn – local veg

Tescos & Morrisons are the 2 supermarkets in Kingsbridge

Salcombe has a grocers, butcher, fishmonger & deli within walking distance of the ferry

Farmers Market in Kingsbridge on the 3rd Saturday of every month


Quayside Leisure Centre, Kingsbridge 01548 857100


The nearest train station is at Totnes (50 minutes away!)

National Rail Enquiries 0845 604 0500


If you wish to go over to Salcombe in the evening you can contact the yacht taxi – 07807 643879 / 01548 843791 (8am – 23.00 May to mid September)

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