South Hams Central - a swim, walk & history guide
The coastline from East Prawle to Bantham, including East Portlemouth, Kingsbridge Estuary, Salcombe, Soar Mill, Hope Cove, and Thurlestone
South Hams Central - a swim, walk & history guide
The coastline from East Prawle to Bantham, including East Portlemouth, Kingsbridge Estuary, Salcombe, Soar Mill, Hope Cove, and Thurlestone

South Hams - East Prawle to Bantham - a swim, walk & history guide by Simon Tozer

This is my personal guide to the South Hams Coastline between East Prawle and Bantham. This guide gives you more information on the area, the history, the legends, the swims, the walks and even a poem for each.

  • Swim – Where are the best places to swim? What are the currents like? How busy does it get? Is the water likely to be polluted?
  • Walk – how do I get there? Is there a good walk I can enjoy and what are the details?
  • History – Read about ancient hillforts, smugglers, shipwrecks, WWII outposts and how the area became popular with tourists

If you buy the paperback version of South Hams Swim, Walk & History Guide from this website you can choose to have it signed by the author and even personalise the message (just enter your message in the “Order Notes” on the Checkout page).

Including:

  • East Prawle
  • East Portlemouth
  • Kingsbridge Estuary
  • Salcombe
  • Soar Mill
  • Hope Cove
  • Thurlestone
  • Bantham

Each location includes

  • fabulous photos
  • a guide to the swimming spots
  • at least two walks
  • a local or suitable poem
  • the history of the location and some local legends
  • where to eat and drink
  • the author’s own experiences there
  • some other great tips


This book is a must for anyone who lives, visits, swims. walks or just loves the South Hams Coastline

east prawle 1

East Prawle

East Portlemouth

East Portlemouth

Kingsbridge Estuary

Kingsbridge Estuary

Salcombe

Salcombe

Soar Mill

Soar Mill

Hope Cove

Hope Cove

Thurlestone

Thurlestone

Bantham

Bantham