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East Portlemouth to Gara Rock (3m)

Category
Moderate
About This Project

East Portlemouth to Gara Rock – Step out along the coast path from the Salcombe Estuary to meet the wide open sea.

Exhilarating scenery, and a wonderful way to get the wind in your sails.

 

This walk crosses one of our beautiful estuaries, make sure you check the ferry timetable to help plan your route.

 

If you catch the ferry over from Salcombe, you can reach the start of the walk by bearing right along the road from the top of the jetty.

Overview

Start
Mill Bay car park.
Distance
3 miles
Difficulty
Moderate. 1 steep ascent.
Terrain
Coastal footpath, uneven and rocky in places; surfaced road; green lane; field footpath.
Parking
Mill Bay - National Trust.
OS map
Explorer OL20
Grid Reference
SX 741280
Public transport
See www.travelinesw.com Passenger ferry from Salcombe.
Refreshments
In Salcombe and East Portlemouth.
Toilets
Public toilets at Mill Bay; also at Whitestrand, Salcombe.

Directions

If you catch the ferry over from Salcombe, you can reach the start of the walk by bearing right along the road from the top of the jetty.

 

  1. At Mill Bay bear right, signed ‘Gara rock 2 m’. Ignore both a left turn signed ‘Top Path to Gara Rock’ and a left fork for the beach, and follow the ‘acorn’ waymarkers along the coast path.
  2. When you reach the ‘Gara Rock’ waymarker, bear left and head up to the small round white lookout post. Pass in front of the lookout, through the gate, and bear left in front of Gara Rock Hotel terrace.
  3. Follow the lane leading inland. After 200m turn left onto public footpath.
  4. Follow the path until it drops down to a track, cross over and down bridleway, following blue
    waymarker arrows.

Audio point A – East Portlemouth Gara rock walk

 

Audio point B – East Portlemouth Gara rock walk

 

Audio point C – East Portlemouth Gara rock walk

 

Audio point D – East Portlemouth Gara rock walk

 

Audio point E – East Portlemouth Gara rock walk

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Tide Times

Start Point

25 January 2020

Time Type Height
06:24 High 5.1m
12:20 Low 1m
18:49 High 4.9m

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