The Ferry operates from 23rd March to 29th October (subject to sea and weather conditions).
Departing Salcombe – First trip departs Whitestrand pontoon at 09:45hrs then every half hour until 17:15hrs – Except 13:15hrs.
Departing South Sands – first trip departs at 10:00hrs then every half hour until 17:30hrs – Except 13:30hrs.
From August 1st to 31st an extra sailing is introduced extending the last departure from Salcombe to 17:45hrs and from South Sands to 18:00hrs.
From October, the last sailing will be 16:45hrs from Salcombe and 17:00hrs from South Sands
The South Sands passenger Ferry runs between Whitestrand, in the centre of Salcombe, and the South Sands Beach, on the hotel doorstep.
Carrying foot passengers, prams, bicycles and dogs the South Sands Ferry is a fun and enjoyable way travel by boat and experience the famous ‘sea tractor’, which travels out into the water to greet the ferry as it arrives at South Sands Beach.
Children under 3 Free , Children 3 to 16 years old £2.80, Adults £3.80
Push chairs & Dogs Free
Pre-paid 10 trip ticket 15% Disc, Pre-paid 20 trip ticket 25% Disc
Private charters are available on request. Evening trips to Kingsbridge and South Pool are often run during the summer months so please contact them for further information www.southsandsferry.co.uk
By car: If you have a sat nav sometimes our own postcode doesn’t quite get you here, so please use this postcode to find us TQ8 8LJ.
By train: Main line stations are located in Newton Abbot (45 min drive), Plymouth (40 min drive) and also a sub station at Totnes (35 min drive). We normally use Totnes.
By air: Exeter (1 hour drive) or Higher Rew (a grass landing strip a 5 minute drive away)
There is a privately run airfield close to the Hotel at Higher Rew. Please call us on 01548 845 900 to find out more
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