Hope Cove is made up of two sandy beaches in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), near Salcombe. South Hams.

Historically, the village falls into two parts, Outer Hope to the north and Inner Hope fell within the parish of Malborough until 1974, when it was United with its neighbour on the other side of a small headland. Both parts of the village originally developed as centre for the local fishing industry. Hope Cove also developed a reputation for smuggling and for plundering wrecked ships.

In 1588 the ships of the Spanish Armada passed the village as they moved up the English Channel. After the Armada was defeated and headed back through storms, the San Pedro el Mayor, a transport ship fitted out as a hospita, was blown into rocks between Inner and Outer Hope. The 140 survivors were initially sentenced to death, but were eventually ransomed and sent back to Spain.


This piece is part of my line and guild collection of our favourite towns, village and beaches in Devon, Dorset and Cornwall.

I used a black ballpoint pen to draw the lines and gold leaf to emphasise the two beaches.

‘HOPE COVE’ Original Ballpoint Pen & Gold Leaf Artwork

£395.00Price
  • Matthew J. Kavanagh, 'Hope Cove'

    Ballpoint Pen & Schlag Gold Leaf on board.

    Edition: 1 of 1

    Dimensions: 103 x 73cm (Framed).

    Made in Italy from solid wood, the picture frame is a clean-lined, contemporary design that can be hung portrait or landscape. The frame has a matt finish and is available in a black or white. The frame sits 1.5cm from the wall and the width of the frame is 2cm. 

    • For photo size: 70 X 100cm/28 X 39inch. 
    • Size H103, W73, D1.5cm. 
    • Wall mounted. 
    • Wood frame. 

    Hand signed.

    For any enquiries about my original artwork please contact me.