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Salcombe Town in Devon

Photograph of Salcombe

Location

Salcombe is a town of about 2,000 people situated in the South Hams area of Devon. Close to the mouth of the Kingsbridge Estuary, it is built mostly on the steep western side of the estuary. Salcombe also lies within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The town's extensive waterfront and the naturally sheltered harbour formed by the estuary, allowed Salcombe to be a successful centre for boat-building and shipbuilding as well as a popular sailing port.

Nowadays the area is an important area for tourism especially in the form of pleasure sailing and yachting.

A description of the South Hams is given in the 9th century charter S298. This does not show Salcombe as such but its area is part of Badestone (now Batson). The town of Salcombe first appears in the records of 1244, on the boundaries of Batson and West Portlemouth.

Tourist Information

The nearest source of local information is available from Salcombe Tourist Information Centre.

Events near Salcombe

Dining out near Salcombe

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Serendipity, Salcombe

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The Millbrook Inn, Kingsbridge

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Ashburton Arms, Kingsbridge

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Queen Anne Restaurant, Kingsbridge

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The Cricket Inn, Beesands

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The Sloop Inn, Bantham

Local Accommodation

Cottages

Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Salcombe, Malborough, Kingsbridge and Hope Cove.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:

arrowModbury

arrowDartmouth

arrowPaignton

arrowBrixham

Hotels

Hotels

Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowSalcombe

	arrowKingsbridge

	arrowModbury

	arrowIvybridge

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Kingsbridge, Brixham, Paignton and Newton Abbot.

Nearby Attractions

Attractions

There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:

Salcombe

	arrowOverbeck's Garden

Kingswear

	arrowColeton Fishacre Garden

Dartmouth

	arrowWoodlands Leisure Park

	arrowDartmouth Castle

	arrowFlavel Arts Centre

	arrowBritannia Royal Naval Museum

	arrowGreenway

Ivybridge

	arrowLukesland Gardens

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