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Hope Cove

(Outer Hope)

Hope Cove

South Hams

Beach view Left Beach view Right

Ordinance Survey

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Post Code

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Directions and Parking Details

Take two cylinders as this site warrants more than one dive!

Hope Cove is a quaint village deep in the South Hams. It has  a large carpark overlooking a beautiful bay (Mouthwell beach).  The beach gets very crowded in the Summer months but it is not normally a problem. Diving is not allowed in Hope Cove harbour

 

Site Description

This is a great dive. The site is well sheltered and there is usually lots of sea life. Sandy gullies separate numerous vibrant reefs. There are occasional finds of coins from long lost wrecks. The visibility here is usually exceptional for a site with a sandy bottom.

Enter the water near the rocks on your left as you look out to sea. Slowly swim straight out along the headland (Known as the Shippen Rock) . and continue heading out to sea for about 10 - 15 minutes. Turn 90 degrees to the right and swim slowly for 2-3 minutes. Another 90 degree turn and you are heading back to the shore. Zig zag your way back to the beach exploring the numerous gullies and crevices as you go.

Having got an overall impression of the terrain you can explore the parts that you find most interesting on subsequent dives

 

Wheelchair Access

There is a slipway down to the beach which can be driven down, however wheelchair access over the soft sand would be difficult

  

Toilets

 

Café

 

Fills available on site

No

Dive Center on Site

No

Nearest Full size Dive Center

None close to the beach - Check your kit and air pressure before you go!

Nearest Pub

"The Hope and Anchor" pub near the car park

Nearest Restaurant

Meals available at the pub

 

Wreck / Archaeological feature Details:

Occasional finds of coins from long lost wrecks.

 

Marine Life Details

Dogfish, Lobster, Wrasse, Place, Crabs and Cuttlefish  - interesting sea life and plenty of it!

 

Other information

A great location with easy of parking near the top of the slipway. This sheltered site offers some of the best diving in Devon

 

SALCOMBE   Numerous viewpoints Admiralty     Tide Table Links BBC 5 Day Forecast Ordnance Survey Maps back to O.S.  Ref for site Back to Postcode for site

 

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