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About East Prawle

The village is situated at the top of the cliffs above the coast path and beaches. It has a pub, shop and cafe, and village green which, during summer months, is busy with visitors (particularly from the surrounding camping fields). There is also a village hall, and church at Chivelstone. It is the most southerly village in Devon and often escapes the worst of the weather (although it is prone to hang in the clouds on misty days due to its high altitude). Sharpers is quite a lot closer to the sea and further down the cliff, and sheltered from the worst of the weather.

Nearby beaches, that are in walking distance, are Horseley (just out of sight at the bottom of this picture) which is has excellent rockpooling and a large sand bank at low tide, but can suffer from quite a lot of weed on the beach. There is also Maceley cove, Moorsands (beautiful for swimming at high tide), and Gara beach (heading towards Salcombe, and Lannacombe beach and Mattiscombe beach (heading towards Start Point). All these beaches are accessible only by foot or boat, apart from Lannacombe which has a very small car park that usually fills up very early on in the day in the summer months (the best time to be on this beach is at low tide). The best places for birdwatching are around Prawle Point and the cliffs either side, particularly for the Cirl Bunting.

Beaches that are within a short drive are those at East Portlemouth (about 3 miles) which are across the estuary from Salcombe. These beaches are sandy, easily accessible and particularly family friendly. They are also suitable for dinghy sailing, as boats can be parked on the beach. Heading in the other direction are the beaches on Start Bay which are all shingle, but quiet and easy to drive to. These are Hallsands, Beesands, Torcross and Blackpool Sands (which is close to Dartmouth and very busy, but with a nice cafe on the beach and finer sand).

On windy or wet days, there are plenty of alternative and sheltered walks available, such as those taking you to South Allington for a cream tea, or from West Prawle down to the water's edge at the estuary.


For more information contact Felicity Cunliffe-Lister on 01765 680944 or © Sharpers House. All rights reserved