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Towns & Villages

The pretty coastal town of Salcombe sits on the banks of the estuary. There are plenty of designer shops, independent cafes, pubs and restaurants and you will not be short of things to do. There is great crabbing for the little ones!

Salcombe offers a variety of water sports including sailing, kayaking and paddleboarding. The sandy beaches at North Sands and South Sands are close by or take the ferry across to gorgeous Mill Bay.

View towards Salcombe, Devon
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Dartmouth in summer, south devon

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 nowhere better to sample local produce. Check out the farmers market in the market square every second Saturday of the month, visit Coastal Kitchen for dates.

Dartmouth is the starting point for many guided boat tours and you can also self hire.

The bustling 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 and leisure centre. 

Close by is South Pool, home to the excellent Millbrook Inn.

South Pool village, south Devon
Views across the river Dart at Dittisham, Devon

This unspoilt settlement on the banks of the Dart has to be one of Devon's most picturesque villages. Wander around the village, indulge in some crabbing (it's a hotspot) and dine al fresco at the Anchorstone or Ferry Boat Inn.

By far the best way to arrive is via boat from Dartmouth, either self hire or a guided tour.

Slapton Ley nature reserve Torcross near

Totnes is an historic market town with a quirky and alternative side. Situation on the banks of the river Dart it it's independent shops and restaurants are well worth checking out.

Ashburton is a gateway to Dartmoor and an attraction in itself. Rural but vibrant, its famous for its antique shops, make sure to stop off if you can.

Closer to home are the villages of Thurlestone, Slapton, Strete and Stoke Fleming.

The river Dart and Totnes, Devon
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