The pretty coastal town of Salcombe sits on the banks of the Salcombe estuary. There are plenty of cafes, pubs and restaurants and you will not be short of things to do. Salcombe offers a variety of water sports including sailing, kayaking and paddle boarding. The sandy beaches of South Sands and North Sands are close by or take the ferry across to stunning Mill Bay.
Start bay is a 15 mile stretch of spectacular coast with stunning views and the beautiful beaches of Blackbool sands, Slapton sands, Beesands and Hallsands. Wander around the fine villages of Strete and Stoke Fleming. The area has a rich history with many stories to tell: fishing, geology, secret wartime exercises, piracy and lost villages. Discover the area and its walks here.
Situated on the banks of the picturesque River Dart, Dartmouth is the perfect year round destination.
With numerous festivals and events, exhibitions and markets throughout the year, there is always something to enjoy. If it’s local food you love, there is no better place to immerse yourself in Devon’s local produce than Dartmouth. No matter what the weather, Dartmouth is an exciting town just waiting to be discovered.
This stretch of coast boasts every kind of beach you could wish for. The remote sandy inlet of Soar Mill Cove is accessible by foot or boat. The sheltered bays at Hope Cove also feature a couple of great pubs. Head to Bantham and Bigbury for wide expanses of sand, surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and paddle boarding. Walk over to Burgh Island for a drink in the legendary Pilchard Inn.
A short ten minute drive away, the bustling south Devon town of Kingsbridge sits at the top of the Salcombe estuary. Cafes, pubs and restaurants feature prominently and there are galleries, gift shop and antique shops to explore. The town also boasts a cinema, swimming pool and leisure centre. Close by is the charming village of South Pool, home to the renowned Millbrook Inn.
Take the kids crabbing to one of the many local hotspots. Hit the beach, take a boat trip along the coast or through creeks, rivers and estuaries. Go fishing, play golf, swim, run or walk the South West Coastal Path or stroll around the pretty towns and villages. Savour the local ales, gins, seafood and other produce in the many excellent pubs and restaurants. Taste south Devon wine in our beautiful vineyards.