Devon's sailing capital
A haven for yachties and those who prefer to keep their deck shoes firmly on dry land, Salcombe is popular with all ages and delivers beautiful golden sand beaches, sparkling blue seas, wonderful walks in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and great food.Take a walk along the South West Coast Path and discover hidden coves revealed at low tide or enjoy some bucket and spade action on popular North Sands beach where there are rock pools to explore.
Golden sands and boat trips abound
From the town you’ll look out and see the beautiful East Portlemouth beach seemingly unreachable across the river but luckily a number of ferries are available to take you over the water to this long sandy beach. The Railway and River Boat Company also offer boat trips to and from the town and wildlife watching trips, such as TV star Monty Halls’ Great Escapes, can be booked if you want to get closer to nature.
Plenty to do on and off the water
This vibrant town boasts a great range of shops, where you can pick up the sailing look even if you have no intention of setting foot on the water. If you do want to get your feet wet there are various places to have a go at a range of water sports – from paddle boarding up the river to getting to grips with the wind and sails by taking a Hobie Cat out.
After all that exercise you’ll need to refuel; step no further than Fore Street for a range of great restaurants and food outlets, where you can enjoy the best in local produce. Salcombe boasts a thriving harbour and freshly caught fish and crab features heavily on menus across the town.
If you’re here during the annual regatta you’ll be treated to fun and games from crabbing and sandcastle competitions to tug-of-war and rowing as well as a glittering firework display.
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