This beautiful town on the south coast of England is known for its stunning beaches, scenic estuary, and vibrant maritime atmosphere. Crabbing is a popular activity for families visiting Salcombe. Head to the quayside or one of the beaches, and you'll likely see kids and adults alike trying to catch crabs using simple lines and nets. With the largest collection of Devon holiday cottages, we have the perfect home away from home for you.
Here are the top five things to see and do from our cottages in Salcombe:
Salcombe Estuary, the heart of the town
The estuary is the heart of Salcombe, and it offers a wide range of activities. You can take a leisurely boat trip along the estuary, hire a kayak or paddleboard to explore the calm waters, or simply enjoy a relaxing walk along the waterfront. The estuary is also an excellent spot for birdwatching and wildlife spotting.
South Sands and North Sands Beaches
Salcombe is surrounded by gorgeous sandy beaches, and two of the most popular ones are South Sands and North Sands. Both beaches offer opportunities for swimming, sunbathing, and beachcombing. South Sands is easily accessible from the town and has a beachside cafe, while North Sands is just a short walk away and offers stunning views of the estuary.
Discover Salcombe Maritime Museum
Learn about Salcombe's rich maritime history at the Salcombe Maritime Museum. The museum features exhibits on the town's boat-building heritage, fishing traditions, and the impact of World War II on the area. It's a great place to gain insights into the town's seafaring past.
Explore spectacular cliff walks
Salcombe offers a variety of scenic walks along the cliffs and coastal paths. One popular route is the Bolt Head Walk, which offers breathtaking views of the coastline and the estuary. The walk takes you along the cliffs, through fields, and past beautiful coves.
Learn the art of gin making at Salcombe Distilling Co.
For a unique experience, visit the Salcombe Distilling Co., where you can take a guided tour of the distillery and learn about the art of gin-making. The distillery produces high-quality gin, and you can also enjoy gin tastings to discover the different flavours and botanicals used in their products.
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