At the head of the Salcombe Estuary, Kingsbridge is at the heart of the South Hams, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the southernmost point of Devon.
As the shopping hub of the area, Kingsbridge has an eclectic selection of family-run shops including several butchers, bakeries, a fishmongers, greengrocer, wine shop and delicatessen. The town has a whole host of intriguing antique shops, art galleries, and gift shops. Complementing that are cafes, and pubs serving local ales by South Hams and Salcombe Breweries and Salcombe Gin. With a three screen cinema, yoga studio and leisure centre with swimming pool there are plenty of opportunities to stay active and entertained.
Explore the town via passages such as Squeezebelly Alley and discover not only Kingsbridge’s history but hidden treasures such as mosaics, a community garden and miniature railway. The quay overlooks the mudflats of the estuary, and in the Summer visitors, and locals all take to the water in their sailing boats or on paddleboards. Birdwatching, fishing and walks are all on the agenda with the South West Coast Path just minutes away and an easy car or bus journey to Dartmoor and South Devon’s beaches.
An enthusiastic and friendly local crowd work hard all year to put on events such as the Kingsbridge Food & Music Festival, Fair Week and Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas. With windows filled with posters for clubs and events, there’s always something going on in Kingsbridge whether it be the Farmers Market, art workshops, or concerts.
The Kingsbridge Information Centre sits conveniently on the Town Square, accessible and award-winning, their aim is to make everyone feel like a local. Happy to recommend places to eat and things to do, the Information Centre stocks maps, walks, souvenirs and gifts. They also sell tickets to local events, weekly car park permits and cards by local artists. Pop in for some advice on the perfect way to spend your time in Kingsbridge and South Devon.