Local Devon Area


Less than 5 miles away along the coast, the popular resort of Salcombe has a lively range of boutiques, cafes, sunny beaches all located in a stunning estuary setting. Salcombe TIC


The bustling town of Kingsbridge is also 5 miles away. It has a good range of shops specialising in local produce, 2 supermarkets, a cinema, some excellent restaurants and holds regular farmers' markets and events. Kingsbridge TIC

Dartmouth & Kingswear

20 miles away are the picturesque historical harbour towns of Dartmouth & Kingswear with the Naval College, boat trips, ferries and interesting shops. Dartmouth TIC


Totnes on the Dart River with its castle, bespoke shops and cafes is worth exploring VisitTotnes. As is the 1,200 acre medieval Dartington Hall Estate with grade 2 listed gardens & tranquil walks along the Dart.

nearby beaches

  • Hope Cove: there are 2 lovely beaches in the village less than 5 minutes walk from Little Waverley
  • South Milton: a 15 minute walk along the South West coast path, a lovely beach and a great spot for windsurfing or a visit to the excellent beachhouse cafe
  • Bantham: a beautiful beach, popular with surfers and kite surfers, overlooking the iconic Burgh Island Hotel
  • Blackpool Sands: an award winning beach just a short drive away
  • Soar Mill Cove: a favourite walk along the South West Coast path to a lovely sheltered beach


local activities

Little Waverley is situated just yards from the South West Coast path, all 630 miles of which we have walked! We are also not far from the glorious and rugged Dartmoor, truly a walkers' paradise. There are maps and walking routes in Little Waverley for our guests to use, and please just ask if you want recommendations.

For golfers there are three stunning courses in the vicinity - Thurlestone , Bigbury and Dartmouth


If you prefer beach and water-based activities, you can hire kayaks and SUPs on Harbour Beach in Hope Cove and at South Milton beach from Surfin' Sam Watersports


SUP lessons & tours are available from Waterborn based in Kingsbridge. You can also arrange to have SUPs delivered to you by North Sands Paddle Boards


If you are feeling energetic on a Saturday morning there is always the Bolbery ParkRun 5k run to join!