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Hope Cove Weekend
August Bank Holiday 2023

Just in case you were wondering, Hope Cove Weekend 2024 begins in …..


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HCW Fireworks
HCW continues to look for donations on their Go Fund Me page to help offset the cost of the Fireworks.
Please give generously to support this integral part of the weekend.

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Welcome to the Hope Cove Weekend

We are pleased to welcome everyone to the Hope Cove Weekend over the August Bank Holiday.

The weekend is packed with fun activities for everyone.

Our much loved beach activities include:
. Jogger's race . Beach yoga
. Sea fishing . Sandcastle Competitions
. Paddle boarding races
. Kayak races . Land and Sea Race
. Family Sports . Country Dancing
. Fancy Dress . Dog Fancy Dress
. Sailing race . Tug of War
. Open water swim . Pilates
. Beach Flags

. A range of F+B + craft stalls

. Fireworks. . Country dancing

Music by:
. Filthy Gorgeous . General Confusion
. Ben Carr . Milo Griffiths

With most of the activities and entertainment FREE we encourage donations with all proceeds going to a range of local charities.

'Programme of Events' is on sale at:

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The Hope Cove Store

Hope Cove Weekend Information Desk

Malborough Post office

Hope Cove House

Hope + Anchor Pub

The Cove

Harbourmaster's Hut

The Cottage Hotel

Latest news

HCW Volunteers
To make the magic happen over the weekend we need lots of volunteers in a variety of roles to help out.
Volunteers meeting is on:
Sunday 20th August at 15:00*
at the Cottage Hotel.
*Changed from 11:00 due to Women's World Cup Final
New additions to the website
We have added a new page 'Fun activities".
Check it out to view photos from HCW of yesteryear

and guess the year.
Or try out the photo puzzles - compete with others for the quickest time or fewest moves.
HCW Committee
We are always looking for committee members to bring their expertise to the event. If you are interested in joining this great team please contact us via email:

Updated: 04.08.23

Updated: 24.06.23

Updated: 03.09.22


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James Rossiter

Ken + Di Edwards

Marcus Longbottom

Activities running over the whole weekend

Raffle Draw

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Our ever popular Raffle Draw tickets will be on sale over the weekend.

Priced at £1 per ticket - £5 per book.

Many thanks to all our Raffle Draw sponsors for their generosity

* Conditions apply Please contact vendor for full terms and conditions

Raffle prizes

Bolberry Farm cottages

South Devon Chilli Farm

South Huish Meats

Salcome Gin

Thurlestone Golf Club

Salcombe Brewery

Cottage Hotel

Donna Yoga

Pennywell Farm

Cove Vodka

Ocean Reach Holiday Homes

The Lanterns

Salcombe Diary

Hope Cove Lifeboat

Raffle prizes

Stays in 2 of their cottages*

Jam, Chutney + Jelly set

Pack of Burgers

Bottle of ‘Start Point’ Gin

Round of Golf for 4 people *

Brewery Tour for 2 people

Lunch for 4 people *

Voucher for Yoga classes

Day tickets for 4 people

Gift set

! bed apartment *

3 nights for 4 people *


Cool bag





From 9:00am

All weekend

Sponsored by:
The Luckock family
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Rock-pooling this year won't be a competition to collect as many sea-creatures as you can, but instead an exploration to see if you can find certain species without removing them from their natural habitat.
Identification sheets are available from the Information Point in Outer Hope Square.
Every participant will be given a sea-life keyring on return of their sheet.

Treasure Hunt




Start from 9:00am - Saturday
Information Hub
Treasure Hunt

Finish at 11:30am - Monday
Information Hub
Return to the Information Point

Sponsored by:
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Fun for all with the HCW Treasure Hunt

Collect the Treasure Hunt from the Information Point after 8:45am and return by 11:30am

Photo competition

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With so much going on over the Hope Cove Weekend it is a great opportunity to capture the many magical moments with photographs.
Send in your best photos of HCW 23 - the best of which will be awarded with HCW medals at the Closing Ceremony.

The deadline for entries: Midnight on Sunday 27th August

Send photographs to:

Photograph disclaimer

Photographs submitted to the "Photograph Competition' and any other photographs/film/comments taken over the weekend as a record of the day may appear on this website, social media platforms and other official HCW media outlets - online or in print.

Local History


Saturday, Sunday + Monday

11:00 - 17:00

Displays include:
. Famous visitors
. Local schools
. Filming in Hop Cove
. Personal memories - wartime and after


Fishermen's Reading Room

Inner Hope

. The Lifeboat
. Footpaths and maps
. The wreck of the Jebba
. Cottages and churches
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The Cove stage

Outer Hope Square




Sponsored by:
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Afternoon - Evening

Filthy Gorgeous

@ 9:00pm

General Confusion

@ after the Fireworks

Ben Carr - Open Mic

@ 5:00pm - 7:00pm

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