Salcombe Inspiration

We love Salcombe. There are so many places to visit, spend time and unwind. The following are some of our favorites....

Best Local Beach

Mill Bay

At low tide our favourite beaches are found opposite Salcombe town. A quick ferry ride over to East Portlemouth allows you to explore the soft white beaches all along the estuary. Head all the way down to Mill Bay which is the biggest of the beaches, theres a coffee shack there during the summer months and also you can access the coastal path and take a longer walk to Gara Rock Hotel.

Mill Bay Information

Our favorite beach


A short drive away, this is the biggest and best of the beaches in the South Hams. At low tide it is vast and you can search for shells, go rock pooling or play a family game of rounders without getting in anyone’s way! It’s also great for surfing and you can hire equipment there. Its on a private estate so you will have to pay for parking, but during peak season there is a great food and ice cream from the Gastro Bus, and in the evenings during the summer they also put on live entertainment.

Bantham Information

A place to swim

North Sands Beach

North Sands beach is an easy level walk about 15minutes from Salcombe town along Cliff Road. A large sandy beach perfect for families, with great swimming due to the safe bay, and rockpools nearby for exploring. The beach has stunning views of the Kingsbridge Estuary, Sunny Cove on the East Portlemouth side and out to sea past Wolf Rock.

North Sands Beach Information

A spot of lunch

The Crabshed

The best and freshest seafood in town, this low-key restaurant is perfectly situated overlooking the harbour and serves fresh seafood and fish straight from the boats that day. Booking is recommended.

Crabshed Website

A special meal

South Sands Hotel

With one of the best views in Salcombe, from brunch to a special occasion meal, this is our go-to spot.

South Sands Hotel Website

Beach Club Spa

The Harbour Beachclub Hotel

One of the newest Harbour Hotels, this hotel is laid back, beautifully decorated and has the best spa in town! They use Temple Spa products which are divine!

Harbour Beachclub Hotel Website

Find a holiday

Finest Stays

Our friends at Finest Stays have access to all the best houses to rent in Salcombe and the surrounding areas.

Finest Stays Website

Day trips

Salcombe Gin Experience

Overbecks National Trust
A beautiful garden and national trust house up on the cliff tops

Avon Mill Garden Centre

Salcombe Candle Company

Something energetic

Salcombe Dinghy Sailing
Take a sailing lesson right here from salcombe with this fab team

Discover the South Hams on a SUP trip or take a river walk down the estuary.