A guide to Salcombe

Did you know?

  • 1.
    Salcombe was the main port for all the fruit imported into the UK.
  • 2.
    Salcome was a wartime safe harbour for Allied landing craft and has some of the highest seaside real estate value in the whole of the UK.
  • 3.
    Salcombe is one of the most sought-after holiday locations in the UK with The Regatta traditionally held in August, swelling its population numbers to 25,000 from a winter low of 1,500.

Salcombe Area

Once a thriving fishing village, Salcombe still retains much of its original charm and character, providing a good selection of day to day amenities including boutique shopping, numerous restaurants, public houses and two upmarket hotels, Salcombe Harbour Hotel and The South Sands Hotel. The town also has a protected harbour offering deep-water berths, magnificent sandy beaches with numerous coves and sheltered anchorages, making it an excellent base for dinghy sailing, water sports, boating and long coastline walks.

Surrounding Villages

  • Dartmouth
    With an outstanding harbour and a vibrant cultural destination, Dartmouth offers excellent pubs, a world renowned yachting destination and is home to the Royal Navel College. There is a famous regatta, numerous restaurants and bars and the Michelin star Sea Horse restaurant owned by Mitch Tonks.
  • Kingsbridge
    A market town with excellent local shops and bars, also a boating haven with its estuary and known as the hub of the South Hams. Kingsbridge has excellent local bars including, the Crabshell bar and restaurant on the estuary, making it a popular destination for boaters coming down from Salcombe on a high tide.
  • Thurlestone
    Expect superb beaches and a golf course. Visitors often stay at the excellent hotel, an iconic art deco building. Thurlestone hotel offers a spa, indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Enjoy stunning walks along the south Devon coastal path to The Beachhouse at South Milton Sands and dine at one of the finest seafood beach shacks in the UK.