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From the calm waters of the estuary and its creeks to Bantham's waves. The area is perfect for beginner and expert alike - lessons from Waterborn in Kingsbridge and hire from Triocean or Salcombe Paddleboarding who have a great spot on the water opposite Salcombe.

Head to beautiful Bantham for waves, a classy beach break. Lessons and hire can be arranged with the surfing academy. Fill up afterwards at the Gastrobus when you've built up an appetite.

When the weather closes in don't try to beat it, make the most of it and harness the wind.

Take your pick of the dozens of bays and beaches or steal our wild guide and map out an off grid walk & swim route. For warm water dips there is the Kingsbridge leisure centre and Dartmouth's outdoor heated pool.

Pick up a kayak from Triocean and explore or get in touch with Singing Paddles who run environmentally educational trips along the estuary from Kingsbridge.

Whether it's a leisurely beginners trip drifting along the Dart or a powerboat out at sea you are covered. Get in touch with Whitestrand boat hire or Salcombe Dingy Sailing in Salcombe and Dartmouth Boat Hire.

Within easy reach are some roving hotspots and legendary sea fishing marks. Stalk the resident bass with lures or ambush all manor of species as they enter the estuary.


Take on some huge mullet with the fly or hire a skipper to take you out to one of the many wrecks offshore.

There are two cracking links courses within easy reach. Both Thurlestone and Bigbury are visitor friendly and offer stupendous views of this amazing coastline.

Family Having Fun Stand Up Paddling Toge
Man splashing water during summer holida

The road from the house to Dartmouth hugs the coast and offers splendid views as well as some testing climbs and descents. National cycle route 28 passes through neighbouring Stokenham and takes in the East Portlemouth to Salcombe ferry crossing. 

Mountain bikers can head to Dartmoor for challenges on a variety of terrains.

The area is a mecca for keen coastal path runners. Endurance Life run their iconic South Devon leg close by. There are some great 10km routes directly from the house and it's possible to ramp this up as you please!

This stretch of the South West Coastal Path is simply incredible - check out the WALKS page for further inspiration!

Man practicing trail running with a coas
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