The “staycation” has been revolutionising holidays as we know it and now is high time to consider a one, here in Salcombe, for your very own honeymoon. You may be bemused as to why we’re suggesting Salcombe as the place to celebrate your first days together as a happily married couple but we can make a very convincing argument! Not only do you have to contend with the hell’s inferno that is airport security but the 10 following reasons will have you questioning why you even thought of leaving the country in the first place.
No passport, no visas, no mad dash to the airport, no worrying about travel adapters or currency exchanges or anything, the only thing you need to worry about is arriving in Salcombe. Surely that’s enough to make you reconsider your honeymoon destination? If not, then the next suggestions will change your mind!
2. Romantic walks
Salcombe is so picturesque, it’s almost hard to believe that your eyes aren’t deceiving you and the miles upon miles of outstandingly beautiful South Devon coastline means those romantic walks you were planning on having, walking hand-in-hand with your new beau, will become a reality. Our suggestion for the perfect romantic stroll? Wander along the coast path from East Portlemouth to Gara Rock, where you will be treated to the most incredible views.
3. Wide choice of gourmet options
You of course want some quality together time and there is no better romantic activity than a meal together when you get to gaze into each other’s eyes and sample some delicious local fare. As we are blessed to be right next to the sea, seafood of course features prominently on the menu. Langoustines, mussels, clams, oysters (wink, wink), you name it, you can sample it here in Salcombe and it all tastes divine!
4. Private Wine Tasting
A private wine tasting evening can be arranged in your holiday home with a highly trained sommelier. Or you can head to nearby Totnes which is home to Sharpham vineyard, where you are able to savour and taste their selection of wines and cheeses. The activity is a bit different from the norm for a British holiday, offers the ideal bonding time that you desire and what more could you want – tasting cheese and quaffing delicious British wine?
5. Sailing a traditional Salcombe Yawl
Whilst the above activities are great, you and your other half probably want to take advantage of being by the seaside and partaking in the activity of learning how to sail a traditional Salcombe Yawl is a brilliant way to do so. You can marvel at the views of the beautiful Salcombe Estuary whilst learning a new skill or even pastime – it’s the perfect way to enjoy the Salcombe coast.
6.Enjoy a Cream Tea
You know the old adage, “When in Rome…”, and there’s no better time to let the health kick slide a little bit than on a honeymoon. So, why not indulge in a scrumptious Devon cream tea or two or three…You get the gist.
7. Foraging Day with Seafood Masterclass
You’ve been sampling the best seafood the Salcombe coastline has to offer, now is high time to explore its habitat for yourself. You will be made to work hard for your food when you get taken through the foraging process step-by-step but fear not, you will be able to reap the reward at the end of trip and enjoy the fruits of your labour.
8. 007 Rib Ride to see the Seals
After a while, the slow rhythm of the honeymoon can be a bit boring so shake it up (not stirred) a bit by going on an edge-of-your-seat rib ride that will have you thinking you’re 007 himself. The adrenaline rush by itself is incredible but then there’s the added benefit of nature spotting where you could spot seals, dolphins, basking sharks, sea birds and many more wildlife throughout the ride.
9. Relax and Unwind at the Spa
Quite rightly as a honeymoon should be, the key to a great honeymoon is relaxing and unwinding with your new husband or wife, spending quality time together. What better way to do so than to indulge in a few treatments at the spa at the wonderful Harbour Hotel or even a massage in the comfort of your own holiday home? Speaking of which, this nicely brings us on to our final reason why you should honeymoon in Salcombe…
10. The Sea Balcony
Overlooking the gorgeous blue waters of the Salcombe Estuary, the 7 Victoria Quay is the perfect romantic retreat for a honeymoon, offering spectacular views, outstanding service and top class facilities. The Sea Balcony manages to combine the privacy of your very own romantic sanctuary with the service and facilities of a 5 star hotel – the perfect recipe for a honeymoon. You can even enjoy the wonderful spa facilities at the Harbour Hotel if you buy the Luxe package. Surely, after all these reasons, you’re convinced Salcombe is the ideal honeymoon destination and there’s no better place to do so than the Sea Balcony.