Salcombe is famous for its coastal views and the surrounding countryside, as well as for being a haven for sailors. Salcombe is a great place for anyone wanting to spend their time playing in the water, whether it is just for the day or for a few days.

Beautiful South Devon setting

Salcombe is a beautiful coastal town sitting on the banks of the Salcombe Estuary. It is within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is one of the prettiest towns in the south of the region. 

Whether you want to try sailing, kayaking, surfing, paddle boarding or something else entirely, everyone loves the waters and local beaches. There are beautiful golden sands and several beaches to choose from. South and North Sands are ideal family beaches and just across the estuary, you will find East Portlemouth, which can be accessed via a ferry. To the west of the town, you’ll find Bigbury on Sea and Burgh Island, which is accessed at high tide by a historic sea tractor and is the home of one of the oldest pubs in the country.

Explore the South West Coast Path 

For anyone who enjoys being out and about, you can join the South West Coast Path. The path will take you alongside the spectacular coastline at your own leisure.

If you fancy exercising your card rather than your body, Salcombe town is full of pretty boutique shops, where you’ll find high street brands and independent producers, as well as art galleries and gift shops. You can spend hours browsing through the town and markets. Salcombe is known for hosting some of the best restaurants and bars in Devon, where you’ll find locally caught seafood and locally farmed produce. As well as regionally-made ice cream and award-winning gin. For anyone looking for a holiday destination, Salcombe has a whole host of luxury accommodation, from spa hotels, holiday cottages and quaint B&Bs.

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