Walk - Salcombe Harbour Hotel-East Portlemouth & Gara Rock
4.3 miles (6.9 km)
Salcombe Harbour Hotel Salcombe Harbour Hotel
An open stroll above the western shoreline of Salcombe Harbour, passing the romantic ruins of Fort Charles, which withstood a five-month siege during the English Civil War. Throughout the centuries the estuary has been a lively place for trade as well as shipbuilding, and the shipwrecks in its waters include one from the Bronze Age, 4000 years ago.
This walk is particularly good for dogs as it passes beaches where dogs are welcome. Use the route to visit the quiet beaches of East Portlemouth, too, as well as sheltered beaches at Mill Bay and Rickham Sand.