Prawle Point, Salcombe, South Devon

Prawle Point, Salcombe, South Devon

The southernmost point of Devon

Prawle Point is the southernmost point of Devon. It is located just south west of East Prawle which is Devon's southernmost village.


Location of Prawle Point

There's an area of remote South Devon countryside between the Salcombe Kinsbridge Estuary and Start Bay. East Prawle is located in this area of countryside. Prawle Point is nearby.

We've positioned Prawle Point on Google maps. Zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its location.


Directions and parking for Prawle Point

There's a small car park by Prawle Point which is visible on Google's satellite imagery. You then follow the South West Coast Path for a very short distance to get to the point.

Alternatively, park at East Prawle and wander down to the coast around Horseley Cove and then head west on the South West Coast Path to Prawle point. Refer to the Ordnance Survey Explorer OL20 'South Devon' map for detail.


Prawle Point

From Prawle Point, you'll see Bolt Head, Starehole Bay and Sharp Tor (Salcombe) to the west.

To the east, across Lannacombe Bay, you'll see Peartree Point by Start Point.


Things to do near Prawle Point

The Pigs Nose Inn is in East Prawle.

If you want a slightly longer walk, we'd recommend heading east to Start Point and Start Point Lighthouse. There are some great beaches on this stretch of coastline. Great Mattiscombe Sand (Beach) is a wonderful 'secret' beach.

You can also walk west to Gara Rock and then the mouth of the Salcombe Kingsbridge Estuary. There's a restaurant at Gara Rock hotel which serves breakfast, lunch, afternoon teas and dinner daily.


Other things in the local area

Prawle Point is part of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is also within the Prawle Point and Start Point Site of Special Scientific Interest.

The Salcombe Kingsbridge Estuary, East Portlemouth and Salcombe are to the north west.

The shingle beaches that line Start Bay are also superb. Visit Hallsands, Beesands and Torcross for Hall Sands (Beach), Bee Sands (Beach) and Slapton Sands (Beach). The exceptionally beautiful and popular Blackpool Sands (Beach) is a little further north.