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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 Salcombe holiday homes with a hot tub or jacuzzi make sure you read this … 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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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…

If you’re looking for good places to drink in Salcombe, you’ve arrived at your destination. 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 … Read More

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Exploring the Salcombe Estuary – A Guide

Salcombe 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. Kingsbridge estuary is actually a flooded … Read More

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

Will Ferrell, "Elf"
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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 and why Salcombe for seniors is the … 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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Crab Celebration

Celebration of the Crustacean

We are excited to say that there is a new event planned for the first May bank holiday in 2016 called Crabfest – as if you needed yet another reason to visit Salcombe! The crab and lobster caught by the … Read More

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The Coroner is shot at Woodspring!

During the summer there were plenty of BBC trucks and cameras spotted in South Devon whilst the television drama The Coroner was filmed. It is due to be aired on BBC One starting after lunch today at 2:15pm and we are really … Read More

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How Many Calories can you Burn on a Holiday in Salcombe?

Holidays are often associated with over-indulgence and sustained periods of inactivity. In fact, the average UK tourist puts on up to a stone on a fortnight-long getaway. However, some prefer their holiday packed full of sport and keep-fit activities. Those … Read More

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Ocean Valour

Ocean Valour Are Almost Home

As you sit on a soft sandy beach in Salcombe, glass of wine in hand and your skin being gently warmed by the sunshine, spare a thought for two incredibly tough and ambitious young chaps who are on a mission to … Read More

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Natural Salcombe World

The Natural World of Salcombe

One of the most charming things about Salcombe is the proximity to so much amazing wildlife; when you’re staying in a holiday home that overlooks the Salcombe-Kingsbridge Estuary, you will be perfectly placed to see a wide variety of birds … Read More

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Salcombe’s Finest…Crabber

Ever wondered who is responsible for finding that quintessentially Salcombe crab for your sandwiches?  We talk to Pippa Favis from the family run Favis of Salcombe, whose boat the Emma Jane is one of the area’s most recognisable crabbers.  See … Read More

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Island Street

Island Street Gets Creative!

Island Street in Salcombe seems to be having somewhat of a new lease of life – and we think that it’s in a good way. It is being celebrated as the artisan side of Salcombe with not only the boat … Read More

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A Day in a Life on an Organic Devon Farm 

We came across an Instagram account named Woodland Dave which was utterly fascinating with beautiful photos and intriguing insights into farming life. So we arranged to meet Rebecca Hosking who runs Village Farm, a 175-acre organic farm at East Portlemouth, overlooking Salcombe. She explains … Read More

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Starbucks to Open in Salcombe

Breaking News coming direct from Salcombe… APRIL FOOLS DAY! We are thankful that in Salcombe we still have independent food retailers on our doorstep – no Starbucks in sight! Enjoy food shopping in Coleman’s Butchers, Cranch’s Pantry, the Bake House … Read More

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Uptown Bake House is Open for Business

It has been fantastic to see The Upper Crust bakery transform into The Bake House where we’ve witnessed a stylish rebrand. Don’t panic – the produce is still just as delicious but as the bakery has now been passed on … Read More

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Salcombe’s Finest…Photographer

Salcombe lends itself to beautiful photos, but it takes a very special talent to really capture it.  From projects all over the world to portraits and a photography school at her thriving studio on Island Street, Salcombe Finest caught up … Read More

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A Day in a Life of a Salcombe Lifeboat Volunteer

The lifeboat is one of the most iconic sites in Salcombe, but who are the people behind the rescue missions and how does it affect their day?  We find out from volunteer Matt Davies… As I go about my everyday … Read More

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Getaway with the Girls the Salcombe Way

We all know that Salcombe is an ideal holiday destination for families – all you need is a bucket and spade and enough change for an endless supply of ice cream and you’re away. It’s also a no-brainer that Salcombe’s … Read More

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Salcombe’s Finest…Baker

We’re all familiar with the smell of fresh croissants on Salcombe’s Fore Street first thing in the morning, but what does the man behind the baked goods have for breakfast?  Following from our article on Salcombe’s Finest Adventurer, we chatted … Read More

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Behind the scenes of the Salcombe Lifeboat

You’ve got to love a man in uniform, but there’s something about the boys on the Salcombe Lifeboat that’s really special, and it goes way beyond the canary yellow boots. The lifeboat is iconic at any seaside town, and particularly … Read More

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Visiting Salcombe: 5 things that will rock your world

The word ‘awesome’ is most definitely over-used but when it comes to visiting Salcombe there are certain things that can always be relied upon to be a jaw-droppingly joyful experience. Book your luxury Salcombe holiday home with us and enjoy … Read More

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Five Quintessentially Salcombe Christmas Presents

From the moment that John Lewis let Monty the Penguin loose across our YouTube screens we knew it was here – Christmas and all its shopping trials and tribulations. While in general, gift buying fills us all with a combination … Read More

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Five Ways to Get Active in Salcombe

With the health and fitness industry telling us to eat less and move more, here are some suggestions for getting that body into shape during a holiday in Salcombe. But we’ve given it a little twist – these are seriously … Read More

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Snippets of Salcombe that I Love

I am so lucky to be based in Salcombe as it is full of wonderful people and some great independent shops, brilliant things to do and of course it is totally stunning. Simply wandering through the streets never gets boring … Read More

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10 Reasons to Honeymoon in Salcombe

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 … Read More

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5 Reasons You Will Hate Salcombe

There’s no denying it, Salcombe is an awful place to visit with its beautiful beaches making you question every other coastal destination you go to afterwards. You’ll really suffer with the locally caught seafood and children simply won’t have time … Read More

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Scrumptious Food Shops in Salcombe

Food Shopping in Salcombe made easy with our guide to the town’s best and local food shops and supermarkets. Salcombe’s Independent Food Shops Even though we’ve seen a rise in the number of nautically inspired clothes shops, Salcombe has always … Read More

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Top 10 Baby and Toddler Friendly Things to Do in Salcombe

A day trip or holiday by the Devon seaside is the perfect way to spend quality time with your family and there are loads of activities in Salcombe to keep babies and toddlers entertained on your doorstep. In fact, there … Read More

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The Power of the Salcombe Sea

It is very easy to love the sea in the summertime, but in the winter it takes on a whole new character that it’s impossible not to admire. It is no secret that the Salcombe seascape is constantly inspiring; if … Read More

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5 Mistakes When Crabbing in Salcombe

Skill is obviously part of the deal when catching crabs (carefully pulling up the line trying not to bash the crabs against the wall so they fall off) but bait is important too. Bacon is the easy option, but we … Read More

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Sharpham Cheese and Wine o’Clock

British cheese is known for being delicious but British wine? Hmm, not so sure? Then it’s well worth a visit to the Sharpham vineyard and creamery to try out their fantastic vinos (and of course to scoff some Fromage under … Read More

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Making the most of Mill Bay in Salcombe

Mill Bay is the largest sandy beach in Salcombe situated opposite the town across the estuary. With its easy access by boat or by car, the huge expanse of dry sand, and public facilities close by, this is one of … Read More

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Once in a Lifetime Luxurious Experiences in Salcombe

Our surroundings inspire the way we treat ourselves. Whilst at home in an environment we associate with routine and work, we might be inclined to simply carry out day-to-day chores. In these surroundings, we may forget the importance of indulging … Read More

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Salcombe Views

Most Stunning Views of Salcombe

Salcombe is known for miles around as being one of the most stunning assets of the South Devon coastline. A recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with an array of beautiful beaches, rich flora and sapphire blue skies that meet … Read More

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Salcombe Beach Holidays – Visit The Best Beaches in South Devon

For generations, Salcombe has remained one of Britain’s best-loved holiday destinations. From the soft golden sands that line the sparkling estuary to the breathtaking views that surround this sun-soaked paradise, it’s easy to see why. This is a seaside resort … Read More

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Sizzling Salcombe Stats and Facts – Did You Know?

With its secluded golden sandy beaches, crystal clear emerald waters and hidden coves it’s no wonder that Salcombe is known as one of the most beautiful places on the south coast of the UK. It’s even officially an Area of … Read More

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Wink if you know North Sands in Salcombe

There are many things to love about North Sands in Salcombe which proves a popular destination for both young and old time and time again. The magic combination we think is due to a spectacular location and beach, parking facilities … Read More

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