Located in the South Devon Area of Natural Beauty, Salcombe is one of the prettiest towns along this stretch of coast. A traditional fishing town at heart, holidays in Salcombe are particularly popular in summer where its outstanding views really come to life. Its estuary location makes it a great spot for water sports and is also favoured with walkers, as the South West Coast Path runs right along the beautiful coastline. Nearby Kingsbridge offers even more to explore.
Why visit Salcombe?
Whether you’re keen on outdoor activities or just want to lay on the beach all day or admire the harbour views, Salcombe has something for everyone, making it popular with families and couples alike. Its location means other great South Devon towns are within easy reach to explore too.
Things to do in Salcombe:
With water sports common in this area, there’s no surprise there are loads of opportunities to try your hand at one. If they’re not your thing, head into town to some great boutique shops and wonderful restaurants and cafes serving local produce and fresh seafood.
Why stay in a Salcombe cottage?
Not only does staying in one of our holiday cottages in Salcombe allow you to be in a lovely coastal town, it also means you are close by to some of the other fantastic towns and villages along the coast too. Our Salcombe holiday homes and nearby Devon cottages for 2-10 people have something for everyone's needs.
Three must-see things in Salcombe:
- Visit during April and attend Salcombe Crabfest to sample delicious local seafood cooked by celebrity chefs
- Take a trip on the sea tractor to Burgh Island, a stunning island only accessible at high tide
- Sit back and relax on one of the amazing beaches, there are plenty to choose from!