The new Gara Rock Retreat promises to be one of the finest boutique retreats on the UK coastline when it re-opens under new ownership in late spring.

Gara Rock
Spectacular coastal views along from Gara Rock

Located on cliffs with fabulous views along the coast near Salcombe, the new Retreat will have new restaurant offerings, five new loft rooms and sea view apartments, new spa facilities and a new bar.

The management team is made up of locals, many with strong links to the property and its history – Gara Rock used to be the site of cottages used by 19th century coastguards employed to help prevent illegal smuggling and watch for boats in difficulty. In fact, the coastguards’ old Lookout will be the new bar – and the only bar in Salcombe to capture such stunning sunset views.

The Lookout Hut is now open everyday from 11am to 3pm serving coffee, tea, cakes and snacks.

Introductory rates start from £150 per night inclusive of breakfast and VAT.

For more information and to book rooms, check out the website:, or call: 01548 845946.