Salcombe Cottages

Built on the steep west side of the Kingsbridge Estuary in South Devon, Salcombe offers holidaymakers a beautiful waterside retreat. Located within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the town has a stunning waterfront area with beautiful beaches 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. Many of our self-catering holiday homes have spectacular coastal views along with dog-friendly amenities. Whether you want to soothe tired limbs in your private hot tub from walking the iconic South West Coast path to cosying up with your loved ones by a roaring fire, we have just the place for you. Salcombe is a walker's paradise and the coastal paths that meander over the hills and down into the valleys beyond are a great way to see the surrounding areas. The magnificent coastal scenery can also be enjoyed by bike, and many trails offer a gentle ride. Explore all that this bustling coastal town has to offer from the comfort of one of our Salcombe cottages.

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Discover the extraordinary side of Salcombe

Salcombe holds a trove of unique and quirky experiences. Begin by unravelling the town's nautical past at the Salcombe Maritime Museum, a treasure trove of maritime artefacts, models, and tales of seafaring adventures that have shaped the town's identity.

For a peculiar sight, seek out the Overbecks Museum and Garden, where eccentric collections, including a vast array of exotic plants and quirky curiosities, await exploration in a beautiful coastal garden setting. Delve into the unexpected at the Salcombe Crab Festival, celebrating the town's seafood culture with crabbing competitions, delicious seafood tastings, and entertainment for all ages.

For a dose of whimsy, embark on a ferry ride across the estuary to East Portlemouth's Mill Bay, known for its serene beauty and the intriguing remnants of a wrecked World War II tank visible during low tide. Embrace the unconventional by partaking in paddleboarding or kayaking adventures around the picturesque estuary, offering a unique perspective on Salcombe's stunning coastline.

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Inspiration of things to see and do in our cottages in Salcombe

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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