The pretty coastal town of Salcombe sits on the banks of the Salcombe estuary. There are plenty of designer shops, independent 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 tiny ferry from town across to the stunning National Trust beach Mill Bay.
Mill Bay is the starting point for a fabulous circular walk which offers the best of this coastline and a perfectly placed lunch spot at Gara Rock.
5 Stunning south Devon beaches
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. We'll direct you to jaw dropping secret coves and beaches.
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.
The walking on offer here is out of this world. Make sure you tick off the Start Point circular via remote but stunning Mattiscombe Sands.
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.
Walk the embankment and around the harbour and enjoy the views of the hills that wrap around the town.
Dartmouth is a starting point for many guided boat tours and you can also self hire.
5 Stunning south Devon beaches
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 two sheltered bays at Hope Cove feature a couple of great pubs, lobster pod dining and an outstanding restaurant.
Head to Bantham and Bigbury for wide expanses of sand. On offer here are surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and paddle boarding.
Walk over to Burgh Island for a drink in the legendary Pilchard Inn.
Bantham is the starting point for a great short circular walk, inland first and then through Thurlestone to South Milton Sands and back along the coastal path.
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 shops 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.
There are many fishing hotspots, both sea and game. Play golf on one of the many coastal courses.
The swimming options are awesome, brave the waves, cruise the calm bays and estuaries or bathe in the dartmoor waterfalls.
There are many watersports options in the area and we'd be happy to give you advice on venues and hire.
Run or walk the South West Coastal Path or stroll around the pretty towns and villages.