About Salcombe and the local area
Salcombe is Britain’s most iconic sailing, seaside town – a veritable paradise for all water sports with divine beaches and a sparkling clear ocean.
As a place it is unique in its ability to be the ultimate in cool, but able to provide the perfect base for a family holiday. Families keep returning for generations and then, like us, end up living here!
Trendy fashion shops, Crew Clothing, Fat Face and Jack Wills all started here, mixed with great pubs and irresistible restaurants but also with the family-favourite toy shop, butcher, fishmonger and groceries all set against the blue-green waters of the estuary.
It truly is that good!
Places of Interest
The centre of Salcombe has a great range of characterful local shops mixed with trendy fashion and unusual gift shops. Including:
Scrumptious croissants, famous cheese straws and just everything you would expect from a true artisan bakery.
Quality locally sourced meat. Everything for the BBQ – a great service from Paul and Mathew.
Tel: 01548 842331
Bespoke grocer with fruit and veg. Local produce and unusual products. Everything you need.
A shop straight from your childhood.
The Toy Shop
The only shop able to compete with the Sweetshop.
Fresh scallops and crab plus much more. The taste of the sea at its freshest best.
A proper newsagent.
Gin distillery, bar, Gin School and shop.
Many of these shops were started in Salcombe:
- Jack Wills
- Fat Face
- White Stuff
- Sea salt
- Bibi and Mac
- Amelia’s Attic
An institution. Great Beer and food.
Recently refurbed.Sunny beer garden. Food and drink first class.
Right on the water at Whitestrand. Great first floor terrace overlooking the harbour.
At the ferry steps with beer terrace right at the waters edge.
A beach side cafe/restaurant to die for. Breakfast on the terrace overlooking North Sands in the sun is a memory that will last you all winter. Just two minutes from SCALE!
From breakfast to cocktails and everything in-between. Great creek-side terrace. A lively nightspot.
Salcombe’s newest. They distill it and sell it. Super bar.
Sophisticated food on the waters edge.
Good food, good atmosphere.
At the back of Crew. A bit of a hidden gem with a great waterside terrace.
North Sands and South Sands
Both totally idyllic. As good as the Med.
Millbay ,Sunny Cove and Smalls
Gorgeous ,totally unspoilt and only sensibly reached by boat or the ferry. Go there for a picnic and it feels like you are on you own desert island.
Our favourite walks
Totally dramatic. One of Britain’s most famous headlands. Come back via Overbecks the National Trusts tropical paradise.
Stupendous coastal path walk with a scrumptious cafe halfway. Walk back through the woods out onto Millbay beach and home on the ferry. Bliss.
This headland juts out into the estuary and gives amazing views over Salcombe and up to Kingsbridge.