Why go there?
This secluded village on the most southern point of Devon boasts coastal walks, stunning beaches and a fantastic traditional pub at its heart. A large proportion of the surrounding area has been taken under the wing of the National Trust and is thriving with wildlife. As an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) you will be impressed with the wild flowers and ancient stone walls that line the cliffs as you explore the beaches and coastline.
This is a prime area to spot the rare cirl bunting. The bird has increased in numbers through local conservation efforts and can be seen throughout the year. It is not straying far from its nearby breeding grounds in South Devon and in this area there is the opportunity to compare it alongside the similar species of the yellowhammer.
Local headland Prawle Point was once the site of a medieval chapel but now houses the coast guard station. Manned by volunteers from the National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) they provide a visitor centre for us all to enjoy.
Situated 10 miles south of the bustling market town of Kingsbridge there is plenty to do in the surrounding areas. There is a lovely walk to the beautiful town of Salcombe via the South Devon Coast Path located close to the village.
Where to stay
Welle House offers B&B accomodation with four double rooms including a family room. Prices start at £30 per night with breakfast included. They also offer self-catering accommodation with three double bedrooms, living room, kitchen and two bathrooms. Prices range between £285 and £680 per week with seasonal discounts available. Located at the edge of the village the rooms all have great views of the sea and countryside.
East Prawle also offers a great plot for confident campers. The basic campsites offer nothing but spectacular sea views but are a short walk from the centre of the village and its facilities.
Where to eat
The Pig’s Nose Inn offers a limited menu all year round using fresh and local produce cooked by their Italian chef. The pub overlooks the village green, stocks real ales from the barrel and hosts live music nights. Welcoming the whole family with a menu for dogs, pool tables for teenagers and a buzzing community atmosphere, this 500 year old pub is a great place to come after a day of exploring.
The Grunter’s Cafe serves snacks, light meals and cream teas through the summer months located next to the pub.
Tell us a local secret
Peter Webber, the landlord of The Pigs Nose Inn has many connections in the music industry from his days as a music producer. This has attracted many rock artists such as the Boomtown Rats, The Yardies and The Animals to play at this hidden gem.
Singer Kate Bush and broadcaster Jennie Bond both have holiday homes a few miles away from the village.