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Why Salcombe is the best out of season destination

With the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a downward trend in holidays abroad in favour of short, local trips. In this blog, we explore some of the reasons why Salcombe is the best option for a short stay this autumn. … Read More

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Is the UK the safest place to go on holiday when lockdown lifts?

Have your summer holiday plans been cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic? Are you looking for safe places to go on holiday when lockdown ends? Are you considering a September Holiday In The UK? It seems like everyone is suffering … Read More

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Thinking of Buying a Holiday Home in Salcombe? | Interview with Property Expert Harriet George

,The number of people choosing a ‘staycation’ in the UK rather than a holiday abroad has been increasing year on year. This, combined with the fact that the UK is a popular holiday destination for people from overseas, has contributed … Read More

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Dog-Friendly Pubs & Restaurants in Salcombe

If you want to take your dog out and about to discover Salcombe, it’s important to know where you can and can’t take them. Luckily, there are plenty of dog-friendly pubs in Salcombe as well as multiple bars, restaurants and … Read More

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Electric Car Charging in Salcombe

Looking to visit Salcombe but not sure if you should bring along your electric car for fear of running out of charge? Find out where you can charge your electric car in Salcombe.  In the last few years, there has … Read More

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Coffee in Salcombe: The 8 best Coffee Spots

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Discover Devon this Half Term: Beyond Salcombe

Discover Devon this Half Term with our guide to activities outside of Salcombe October half term is a great time to stay in beautiful Salcombe, Devon. You have all the beauty of the South Hams, warmer sea temperatures than in … Read More

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Salcombe’s Finest…Ferry

It would be hard to come to Salcombe even for a day and not take a trip over to the other side of the harbour on the iconic Salcombe ferry. The lure of the golden sandy beaches is just too … Read More

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Salcombe supermarkets and local food shops

Food shopping in Salcombe made easy with our guide to the town’s best supermarkets and local food shops. Want to know more about other shops in Salcombe? Read our handy blog Superb Shopping in Salcombe Salcombe Supermarkets For general food … Read More

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5 Reasons Why Salcombe is the Best Place to go on Holiday in the UK

Undoubtedly one of the UK’s favourite seaside towns, Salcombe is a permanent fixture on top 10 lists across a range of major travel publications. However, look past the rows of pastel-coloured houses and nautical-themed trinket shops and you’ll find that … Read More

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Tickle Your Tastebuds for Devon’s Oldest Sweetshop’s Birthday!

Cranch’s Sweetshop in Salcombe Cranch’s Sweet Shop is legendary here in Salcombe for its amazing traditional treats. So if you’re looking for a sweet spot (get it?) to visit during your stay, then Cranch’s is the place for you.   … Read More

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Crab Is Good For You

Salcombe restaurants and self catering – Where to eat

When you’re visiting somewhere with as great a food scene as Salcombe, it’s no wonder you’d be considering a self-catering holiday cottage. Why tie yourself to one option when you have so many spectacular restaurants in Salcombe and other amazing … Read More

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What to do in Salcombe on a rainy day

Even when it rains, Salcombe is a wonderful place to be. However, it does pay to know where to find entertainment when spending the day on the beach doesn’t appeal. So here are our favourite things to do in Salcombe … Read More

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Group holiday: 8 ways to make sure it is perfect

Are you planning a group holiday? Organising a holiday with a few friends or family can sometimes be challenging. That’s why we have compiled this list of things to do to make sure your group holiday is perfect. 1. Pick … Read More

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5 Unusual Activities to Try in Salcombe

It’s no secret that Salcombe is a dreamy destination. Beaches stretch for miles, seashell-coloured houses line the harbour, and you’ll find ‘Salcombe’s best crab sandwich’ around every corner. The coastal town is also a haven for sailing enthusiasts, with plenty … Read More

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Holiday letting: How to choose an agency to let out your home

If you’re thinking of letting out your holiday home, you might be wondering how best to go about it. Do you organise everything yourself, or get an agency to manage everything for you? There are a lot of benefits to … Read More

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Salcombe beach

10 Unique Places That are Under an Hour From Salcombe

Visit Salcombe and chances are you’ll never want to leave. Beautiful beaches, fine seafood and some of the most luxury holiday homes in South Devon make it a dream destination. In addition to this, there are plenty of unique South … Read More

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A Guide to Rockpooling in South Devon

Along with indulging in a local crab sandwich or exploring the South West Coast Path, rockpooling is one of Salcombe’s bucket list essentials. But where to go? What to take? Don’t worry, our guide to rockpooling in South Devon has … Read More

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Salcombe spa treatments, yoga and more to balance mind and body

With clean eating and wellness continuing to grow in popularity, it’s never been easier to be kind to your mind, body and stomach. Luckily, Salcombe spa treatments, yoga classes and nutritious local produce makes it a haven for health enthusiasts. … Read More

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Top 30 Things to do in Salcombe in Summer

Summer is swiftly approaching, which means we’ve made it to that time of year where we all deserve a break. Whether you’re breaking away with the family or a group of friends, we recommend you travel down south, specifically to … Read More

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Ultimate Large Holiday Homes in Devon

Devon is a county of contrasts. Soft sandy beaches and craggy cliff top walks, upmarket seafood restaurants and fish and chips on the beach. It’s this variation that makes it such a great destination for a group or family holiday. … Read More

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Guide to Maximising Your Hot Tub Experience

Hot tubs/jacuzzis are the ultimate in relaxation and immersing yourself in warm water can be very rejuvenating. If you’ve booked to stay in one of our holiday homes with a hot tub or jacuzzi make sure you read this guide … Read More

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6 Ideas for a Memorable Mother’s Day in South Devon

Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to say thank you for the years of support, love and tasty home-cooked dinners. Here at Salcombe Finest, we love celebrating this special day and have suggested six of best ideas for a memorable … Read More

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10 Unmissable Views in Salcombe

We might be a little biased, but we truly believe that some of the most beautiful views in the world can be found in Salcombe in South Devon. Here are our top 10 favourite views in Salcombe: 1. Bantham  As … Read More

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Salcombe South Sands Ferry

The South Sands Ferry is simply magic and has been running for over 60 years. It’s an iconic boat brightly painted blue and yellow with red, blue and white bunting across the top. A trip aboard this ferry will make … Read More

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Toddler Beach Packing List

Let’s be honest. The idea of taking a toddler to the beach can be a slightly daunting prospect. In fact, taking your toddler anywhere can sometimes feel like a military operation. But there’s no use in coming all the way … Read More

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Valentine’s Day Ideas in South Devon

Want to make this Valentine’s Day extra special? This year ditch the supermarket chocolates and whisk your loved one away on an exciting adventure to the idyllic coastal town of Salcombe. We have plenty of Valentine’s Day ideas in South … Read More

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Places to Drink in Salcombe – An Education in Gin, Beer & Wine…

With local business more important than ever, microbreweries and independent distilleries are having a moment. And why not? By buying local you can be safe in the knowledge that it not only tastes great but is better for the environment … Read More

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Exploring the Salcombe Estuary – A Guide

Salcombe’s expansive estuary is home to diverse and rare wildlife both in its waters and on its 30-mile shoreline, lined with a myriad walks, and mostly wooded and steep-sided where the estuary meets the sea. A deep river valley that … Read More

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The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

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10 Awesome half term activities to do in Salcombe

Whatever the weather, Salcombe and the surrounding area have an amazing choice of half-term activities for the whole family. Whether you’re here for a day trip, a weekend or a week-long holiday, the miles of sandy beaches, child-friendly museums, numerous … Read More

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16 Reasons Seniors Simply Love Salcombe

Miles of rolling landscape and estuary walks to explore, a nautical vibe with boats aplenty, cream teas with coastal views – these are just some of the baits to hook you into Salcombe. Whether you want to stay in Salcombe … Read More

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Hole in One: Why Salcombe’s Great for Golfers

Golf is one of those sports that only the truly dedicated to it really understand. To the rest of us, it’s all a bit of a mystery until the Ryder Cup comes around and it becomes a national cause for … Read More

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Thinking Outside The Salcombe Box

There’s cool and then there’s seriously coastal cool. What do you look for in a holiday home for you and your family? If it is fabulous facilities, privacy, light and space for youngsters to run around then perhaps a holiday … Read More

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If Carlsberg Did Holiday Homes

Imagine waking up to the sunshine flooding into this spectacular luxury home, the calm waters twinkling with the sun and a gentle sea breeze stirring the senses. Run wild amidst the gardens and search out the secret slides, jump onto … Read More

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Tattoo Parlour to Open on Island Street

We all know that Island Street is a hive of creativity with artists, boatbuilders, galleries and gin distilling. And now Salcombe is set to have its very first tattoo parlour where holiday makers will be offered a range of tattoos … Read More

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Tasty Food to Try in Salcombe

There are many types of food you simply must try on your visit to Salcombe. Check out some of our favorites right here! Enjoy! Salcombe lobster and crab The seafood landed in Salcombe is renowned by top chefs to be … Read More

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Picture Perfect Salcombe

At Salcombe Finest HQ we really value the power of a photograph and try to use strong imagery throughout our website and across our social media accounts on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. We came across the most wonderful set of photographs … Read More

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We’ve Got a New Little Lobster!

We are really excited to tell you about a new member of the Salcombe Finest team! Lucy Usher (AKA Little Lobster) joined in December and is already an integral part of the team responding to all your enquiries, phone calls … Read More

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After all, the best part of a holiday is perhaps not so much to be resting yourself, as to see all the other fellows busy working.

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4 Recipes That Celebrate the Salcombe Crab

The Salcombe Crab. A delicacy in demand. A celebration of seafood. A legend in its own right. This commendable crustacean is so revered in fact, that we host the annual Salcombe Crab Fest in its honour. Here, crab is king! But … Read More

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Salcombe Hidden Gems

Explore the Hidden Gems of South Hams

Firstly, Salcombe Finest would like to wish all of our guests past and present and very happy new year! We hope you had a splendid festive period, whether you were here in Salcombe enjoying the picturesque winter waves, bathing on … Read More

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Walking Route Salcombe to Snapes Point

Fancy walking from Salcombe to the beautiful Snapes Point? Download our FREE walking guide here and escape the hustle bustle of the town. Dior, Gucci, Chanel….you probably won’t find any of these in Salcombe (and secretly we are quite pleased … Read More

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Book your Place on the ‘Slice of Life’ Butchery Course

One of the best ways to make memories on your Salcombe holiday is to learn a new skill – one that will stick with you forever and that can be used in your daily life. Well, here’s one for the … Read More

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Love Kingsgrove in Salcombe?

If you love Kingsgrove in Salcombe, we’ve got some fantastic alternatives to think about. Our magical holiday homes in Salcombe come in a range of sizes sleeping from 4 – 15 people all with spectacular views across the estuary. Paddling-in-the-water … Read More

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How to Enjoy Your Cream Tea in Salcombe

24th June marks the celebration of homemade scones (fastest cake in the world), thick clotted cream, sweet strawberry jam and a cup of tea. It’s National Cream Tea Day and you couldn’t really get much more British to be honest. … Read More

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The Millbrook Inn – Wetting the Baby’s Head

When we planned on writing a blog about The Millbrook in the quaint village of Southpool we were thinking about a gentle introduction to the new landlords (who are incredibly likeable, creative and ambitious) and an overview of all that … Read More

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New Nightclub to Open in Salcombe

There is a new exciting late night venue planned for the centre of Salcombe. With a world-class sound system and a lineup of top DJ’s this is going to be one summer to remember! Just kidding – APRIL FOOLS! We’ll … Read More

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Free Bake House Goodies on Good Friday!

Last year we interviewed Ben Holt-Wilson who owns and runs The Bake House in our blog Salcombe’s Best Baker. During the interview he made the point that change was on the horizon for the business and boy was he right! … Read More

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7 Things We All Miss About Summer in Salcombe

The nights are drawing in, the days are getting shorter and sometimes it seems as though the rain is never going to stop. We love Salcombe at all times of the year, but in the deepest depths of winter, the … Read More

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