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The idyllic town of Salcombe is the most southerly seaside town in the South Hams area of Devon, and is one of the South West's favourite sailing centres. The town lies beside the Kingsbridge estuary, which provides a natural sheltered harbour.



The seaside town of Salcombe has everything; sheltered waterways, unspoilt beaches, tranquil countryside, coastal walks, watersports, interesting shops tucked up tiny streets and wide choice of shops, quaint sweet shops, galleries, tearooms, pubs, bistros and restaurants. Many restaurants use local produce when available, the locally caught fish and shellfish are a real gourmet delight. The town's main street (Fore Street) runs parallel to the waters edge, with interesting alleyways out up the steep hillside to the rest of Salcombe, or to small quays dotted along the estuary foreshore.

Salcombe has a climate is so mild that, in some gardens alongside the estuary, you'll actually see lemon trees bearing fruit.

Surrounded by beautiful countryside and award winning beaches. Travel the estuary by ferry, one of the nicest ways to get around. Take the Rivermaid to Kingsbridge and explore this pleasant market town. The East Portlemouth ferry plies across the estuary to the beautiful, sheltered beaches of Smalls Cove, Mill Bay and Sunny Cove. The third ferry runs between the picturesque beach at South sands and the centre of Salcombe. At  South Sands  a variety of watersports can be enjoyed with North Sands just a short walk away. South Sands botique hotel is situated alongside the goreous golden beach whilst the famous Winking Prawn cafe lies between the
sparkling sea and rolling, lush green valley.  Take a walk along the dramatic cliff path to Gara Rock. Salcombe and its surrounding coastline is perfect for all kinds of watersports. Sailing and motor boats are available for hire.

Nearby are the high cliffs of Bolt Head. Visit the Overbecks Museum with its exotic coastal garden, rare plant species and spectacular views of the Mewstone and Salcombe Estuary.

Take a step back and look at all our yesterdays. The Salcombe Maritime and Local History Museum has a fascinating collection illustrating ship building and ship wrecks of days gone by.
A designated area of outstanding beauty, it provides a relaxing, unspoilt environment for those seeking a little paradise. Providing a natural haven for nature and humans alike. Birds flock here in thousands and the estuary supports a wealth of plant and fish life, some of which is extremely rare. The region's warm (almost Mediterranean) climate enables many species of plant to flourish here, even if they are found nowhere else in the United Kingdom. Dolphins and basking sharks are just some of the frequent visitors to the estuary waters.

Don't forget your ice cream! Salcombe has its own Dairy
using only the finest natural ingredients to make the highest quality dairy ice creams, premium sorbets and luxury crushes.