South Sands Hotel

Salcombe, Devon

Walls of glass bring in the view, buckets and spades wait for children, fancy bedrooms have gorgeous bathrooms, most look out to sea


27 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4


Two coves west from the bustle of town, this smart hotel stands above the beach with views of water, hill and sky. Interiors have a New England feel – seaside colours, softly painted wood, walls of glass that bring in the view. Doors in the restaurant open onto a decked terrace, where at high tide the beach disappears and the sea laps against the wall below. Pull yourself away to walk in the hills, sail on the water, hire a kayak or try your hand at paddle boarding. If that sounds too energetic, then drop down to the beach for family fun. Children are very welcome and you’ll find beach towels, buckets and spades, even crabbing nets for excursions to rock pools. Back at the hotel, you dine on lovely local food, perhaps Salcombe crab cakes with foraged leaves, moorland beef with a red wine sauce, chocolate fondant with pistachio ice cream. Rooms at the front have watery views, a couple have terraces, all have comfy beds, a smart style and swish bathrooms. One has ‘his and hers’ claw-foot baths that look out to sea, while the family suites have kitchens and separate bedrooms for kids. Brilliant.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay two nights at weekends.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Lunch from £17.95. Dinner £15.95-£40.


Nightly price
from £215
6 Twin/doubles
From £215
16 Doubles
From £215
5 Suites for 4
From £595


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