More photos from Devon, this page are all from Hope Cove, a small fishing village in the South Hams area. You can reach the village by following signs from the main A381 road that links Kingsbridge and Salcombe.
|Hope Cove looks out onto Bigbury Bay it is made up of Inner Hope (left photo) and Outer Hope (right photo). For a map of the area click here. The village used to be a haunt for Smugglers and the Bay is also famous for it's Shipwrecks, in 1936 the Finnish Barque Herzogin Cecilie ran aground on Ham Stone. HMS Ramilles was lost in 1760 with 700 people losing their lives and a ship belonging to the Spanish Armada, St Peter the Great, was wrecked on Shippen Rock in 1588.|
|Centre image shows the old lifeboat station at the Cove, a plaque on the wall says it was presented to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in 1877 by the United Grand Lodge of Freemasons of England, in commemoration of the safe return from India of the then Prince of Wales H.R.H. Albert Edward.|
|The Cove is on the route of the South West Coast Path, we walk the short distance north, (about a mile) towards Thurlestone Sands, the photo on the right is Thurlestone Rock.|