Find hotels, holidays cottages and other accommodation around Salcombe on The Salcombe Kingsbridge Estuary within the South Devon AONB. Pictured is Tides Reach, Salcombe by South Sands.
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Top 10 Recommended Things To Do in Salcombe


Mill Bay Beach

Idyllic National Trust beach on The Salcombe Kingsbridge Estuary. Deep, sandy beach with top views. It's across the water from Salcombe so hop on the water taxi from there. The beach has parking but it's tricky in high season.

East Portlemouth Beaches

Gorgeous beaches running along the side of The Salcombe Kingsbridge Estuary at East Portlemouth. Again, the views across to Salcombe are quite magnificent. We'd recommend taking a water taxi from Salcombe to enjoy this beach.

The Salcombe Kingsbridge Estuary, Devon

Hire a boat, join a local trip or jump onto one of the many water taxis that plough up and down the estuary. If the sun's out, it's a sublime experience.

Overbeck's Garden and Museum

Located high above The Salcombe Kingsbridge Estuary, a beautiful National Trust garden and museum. If you stroll to the top of the gardens, the views down the estuary are worth the effort.

South Sands Sea Tractor/Taxi

Drive to Salcombe and park the car. Walk to the harbour front and take the water taxi down to South Sands. The journey ends with a trip on a sea tractor. One for kids and big kids.

South Sands, Devon

Beach below Overbeck's Garden and Museum. Take the South Sands Sea Tractor/Taxi from Salcombe and spend some time on the beach before wandering up the hill to Overbeck's.

South West Coast Path, Beginning

Head east or west as you're guaranteed some amazing coastal walking. Check out the map to see what's available.

Soar Mill Cove

A small beach to the west of Salcombe beneath Bolberry Down. This part of the coast is highly recommended.

Dartmouth , South Devon AONB

If staying in Salcombe for a long weekend of holiday, we'd recommend exploring the AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) in which it's located. One of the UK's most popular coastal areas.

The English Riviera

In parts, The English Riviera is astonishingly beautiful. Try the South West Coast Path, Start (or End) heading east of Torquay to Hope's Nose.