A beautiful holiday destination for all ages!
Salcombe is located in the most southerly part of Devon, surrounded by picturesque villages, magnificent coastal scenery and stunning beaches. Walking the coastal footpath, sailing in the estuary, or enjoying a leisurely ferry trip - there are always plenty of activities in this delightful unspoilt area of natural beauty. From horse riding to surfing, dinghy sailing to motor boat racing, Salcombe can offer you and the whole family an exciting day out.
Parking in Salcombe can be difficult (like Dartmouth!), depending on what time of year you are visiting. A park and ride service is available during the summer months and there is one long stay car park. You can also park at the top of the hill and enjoy a leisurely walk down with harbour views (although you can also catch a bus back up again).
The town’s population is approximately 3000 but this jumps dramatically in the summer as there are a lot of holiday home owners. In the off season expect to be greeted by roaring log fires, hearty homemade meals and real ales - which makes for a very relaxing experience.
Salcombe has four pubs and lots of restuarants too…so all dining requirements are met with a range of cuisines and lots of great local produce. Oliver, Duty Manager here, recommends a beverage and a bite to eat on their water front terrace at the Ferry Inn where the views over the estuary are stunning!
Shopping is good in Salcombe and it is the home of Jack Wills and other favourite high street brands, as well as independent boutique shops.
As well as the beaches and natural beauty spots there is also a great day out at the National Trust property called Overbecks. Set in fantastc sub tropical gardens this Edwardian home to eccentric scientist otto Overbecks is a wonderland of interesting objects and beautiful grounds.
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