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.
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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.
Famed for its sailing waters, Salcombe Estuary is the perfect way to take in the scenery and reach secluded coves. Whether you are a seasoned sailor or just getting started, sail in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the south coast of Devon. Salcombe Harbour Hotel even features its own private moorings for its seafaring guests. After a day on the water, it’s back to the hotel for Gin & Tonic on the terrace as the sun goes down.
A description of the South Hams is given in the 9th century charter S298. This does not show Salcombe but its area is part of Badestone (Batson). "Salcombe" first appears in the records in 1244, on the boundaries of Batson and West Portlemouth. In 1570, there were 56 mariners while two years later another survey shows five ships under 60 tons at Salcombe.
Salcombe is a good place for walking and is on the South West Coast Path. It is also the terminus of NCR 28 from Okehampton, part of the National Cycle Network.
Wake up to exceptional views across the Salcombe estuary, as you slide open your balcony doors and breathe in the fresh Devon sea air. Head off to explore the coastline, before returning to recline on the rooftop terrace, looking out across the water as the yachts sail by. Why not treat yourself with a spa day or an even more indulgent spa break, as you escape to our luxurious Harbour Spa.
Many visitors will seek out the Salcombe Tourist Information Centre upon arriving, which has a dedicated team of local experts who can help visitors make the most of their Salcombe holiday, whether keen on South Devon food and drink, watersports or walking along the South West Coastal Path.
The Salcombe Town Regatta is the busiest week in the calendar year. Family friendly events include mud races, the cross harbour swim, fun-run, rowing races, swimming gala, sandcastle competition, fishing competition, water treasure hunt, land-based treasure hunt, spot the bloomer, crabbing competition, fireworks, Crabbers Race, torchlight procession, children's sports and family fun day, fancy dress parade and air displays. Occasionally the Red Arrows are booked to perform over the estuary.
Leaving with wonderful memories of a fabulous holiday takes luxury to the next level. And put simply, we want to help you create those memories in Salcombe to last a lifetime. And there are two things that really make us stand out. Firstly, we only focus on the highest quality luxury holiday homes in Salcombe - that means beautiful interiors, central locations and epic views of the stunning landscapes we enjoy in Salcombe.
Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa is already being recognised as one of the UK's most desirable waterside destinations; with an incredible location and facilities.
There have been many changes to the Salcombe Waterfront since World War II, the most noticeable being the construction of the Creek car and boat park, and the road to Batson. Salcombe became an urban district following an Act of Parliament in 1972.
No 55 is situated in the centre of picturesque coastal town of Salcombe in Devon. Our cosy family-run restaurant offers stylish freshly prepared evening meals as well as good beers and fine wines.
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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.
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Because of the narrow streets and the priority given to pedestrians, a park and ride scheme operates during the summer from the outskirts of Salcombe. Near Salcombe primary school is a swimming pool. The rugby club is a centre of activities during the winter. A locally flavoured pantomime is put on near Christmas.
We were lucky enough to run away to our awe-inspiring location, where rock and heather steals down to our hidden sandy idyll. We want to share our luxury Devon hotel, neatly nestled into the hillside, it is just awaiting your discovery.
The Salcombe fleet also was involved in the coastal trade supplying coal from Wales and taking away cider, malt, grain and slates. A ferry to Brest was set up in 1870 but did not last.
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By South Sands is Overbeck's a house and gardens belonging to the National Trust. In the house are inventions of Otto Overbeck.
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The South West Coast Path Challenge is back this October and aims to break the world record for the number of times the path is walked or run in one month.
A traditional favourite served at The Jetty
Head to Fore Street for the best range of Salcombe’s cuisine. Restaurants and bars line the street and serve the best in Devon produce, fresh fish and local meats. Devon is well known for its ale, and Salcombe pubs offer a good selection of locally made beer, as well as a friendly atmosphere in comfortable maritime surroundings.
Whether you are looking to stay for a night, a week or longer, under canvass, in simple surroundings or in luxurious comfort, Salcombe and the surrounding South Hams area has a range of accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets.
Between the two world wars Salcombe developed as a holiday resort, with Salcombe Sailing Club being founded in 1922.
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When visiting the Salcombe please feel free to pop in for a chat , we are situated at the top of the steps in the Old Council Hall , Market Street.
Debs and the Salcombe TIC team
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The South Hams and Salcombe in particular offers a wide variety of on and off-water activities designed to suit all visitors, whatever your requirements!
Exquisite cuisine right at the water's edge
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Secondly it is the service we can provide which sets us apart. With our Salcombe Luxe VIP treatment it starts with a dedicated concierge crew member who will arrange a wonderful personalised itinerary. This includes booking exclusive excursions, private chefs, boat charters, driver service and hosts. We also want to share our knowledge of Salcombe - all the best bits. It means you are given the inside scoop on what’s best to do, where to eat, where to go and when.
Fishing is still carried out at Salcombe, mostly of shellfish. About 2,000 tons a year were landed between 1986 and 1990.
The Salcombe Maritime Museum, founded in 1975, has information on the fruit schooners and other items of interest. Temporary exhibitions are arranged each summer mainly with loaned items. Since 1991, the museum has occupied the ground floor of the former council offices and the collections have expanded to fill the two rooms completely.