Salcombe Town in Devon
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.
The nearest source of local information is available from Salcombe Tourist Information Centre.
Events near Salcombe
Dining out near Salcombe
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns: