Britain’s answer to Santorini, Salcombe is by far one of my favourite places to visit in South Devon. This gorgeous town is situated in the South Hams district of Devon within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). With a distinctly Mediterranean feel, palm trees litter the colourful, pastel streets of Salcombe. Wander down Salcombe’s narrow winding side streets and you will discover cafes and shops galore!
Walk the Salcombe to Bolt Head 2.75 mile walk on the South West Coast Path and take in the breath-taking view of Starehole Bay. (maps on sale from Salcombe Information Centre)
Watch the British Firework Championships take place from Plymouth Hoe during August.
Visit the Church of St Peter the Poor Fisherman at Revelstoke in Noss Mayo.
Walk the East Portlemouth to Gara Rock 3.75 mile walk on the South West Coast Path and take in the stunning view of the famous Salcombe Bar. (maps on sale from Salcombe Information Centre)
Visit Salcombe Crab Festival on the first May Bank Holiday weekend in Island Street, Salcombe.
Walk the AONB Salcombe to Snapes Point 2.75 mile walk overlooking the beautiful Kingsbridge Estuary. (maps on sale from Salcombe Information Centre)
Spend the day taking a leisurely stroll along the River Avon at Loddiswell.
Go Geocaching in the South Hams Countryside and along the South West Coast Path.
Salcombe town is lined with boutique shops, high street brands and independent producers, as well as local art galleries and gift shops – you can spend hours browsing through the town. Some of the best restaurants and bars are in Salcombe, serving locally caught fresh seafood and locally farmed produce. Don’t forget to try some delicious Salcombe Dairy Ice-cream or the award winning Salcombe Gin – both have in town shops and distilleries you can visit.