Built on the steep west side of the Kingsbridge Estuary, Salcombe offers visitors a beautiful waterside retreat with many stunning local attractions.
Located within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the town has a stunning waterfront area and a naturally sheltered harbour that is ideal for sailing and yachting activities. This coastal town is the perfect location for a family holiday or a relaxing getaway with plenty of outdoor activities to keep you entertained.
Salcombe features many stunning historical buildings and attractions and the Start Point lighthouse has been a focal point of this coastal town for 170 years. A visit to the Salcombe Castle also known as Fort Charles, lying just off the beach of North Sands is a local landmark and the ruins can be reached easily on foot at low tide. The Overbecks Museum and Garden located in an Edwardian house offers visitors an insight into the history of the area and the 2.75 hectare garden is perfect for those who enjoy exploring beautifully landscaped historical grounds.
A veritable paradise for anyone who enjoys coastal living, Salcombe offers plenty of outdoor activities for those who enjoy a more active holiday. Yachting, sailing and rowing opportunities are available in abundance and the Kingsbridge Estuary offers ideal conditions for swimming and water sports.
Salcombe is also a walker’s paradise and the coastal paths that meander over the hills and down into the valleys beyond offer a feast for the eyes and a great way to see the surrounding areas. The magnificent coastal scenery can also be enjoyed by bicycle and many of the trails offer a gentle ride. There are plenty of activities for young and old in this unspoilt coastal town and visitors to Salcombe will enjoy a true sea side holiday experience.
Come and discover a bustling coastal town with a fantastic history and loads of outdoor adventures; look up Salcombe holiday cottages today.