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 with a difference: here, we enjoy bright blue skies, captivating landscape, a unique blend of adventure and tranquility, and (to top it all off) some of the best beaches in South Devon. That’s what makes a beach holiday in Salcombe stand out, and it’s what keeps visitors coming back year after year. If you’re thinking of treating yourself to a well-earned getaway this summer, join us in Salcombe for a summer holiday guaranteed to leave you with treasured memories.
Here are three of the top reasons why Salcombe beach holidays should always be at the top of your summer break shortlist.
The Best Beaches in Salcombe
As an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it’s no surprise that the best beaches in South Devon are found in and nearby Salcombe. Salcombe’s beaches boast stunning coastlines and striking views. Scattered down the Salcombe coast you will find some of the most enchanting beaches and coves in the world: secluded islands, dramatic cliffs and serene seas await. Surrounded by dazzling emerald waves and soaked in sunshine, this is the perfect place for a beach holiday unlike any other. But with so many beaches to choose from, it can be difficult to know where is best to kick off your sandals and relax.
North Sands is one of the most popular beaches in Salcombe, with its great expanses of golden sands and wide wave fronts that are perfect for paddling. It’s counterpart, South Sands, can be reached by a relaxing ferry ride. This beach meets the needs of both chill and thrill seekers: upon arrival, you can either kick back on the soft sands or take advantage of the wild waves. Smalls, Mill Bay, and Fisherman’s Cove are a selection of sunny coves nestled in the Salcombe coastline that can be accessed by crossing the estuary on a passenger ferry adventure. Here you will enjoy uninterrupted sunshine as you bathe on the yellow sands or dip your toes in the long stretches of glinting green waves. If you’re visiting Salcombe with the family, these bays provide many rock pooling opportunities for children and a lot of safe space for beach games all day.
If your idea of a perfect beach holiday is all about tranquility, make sure to add Sunny Cove to your list. Sitting picturesquely in the rocks, Sunny Cove is a traditional Devon beach that is nothing short of magical. Take a short ferry to this secluded beach and feel truly at peace, watching the waves glimmer under the glowing Salcombe sun. Limebury and The Hipple are two beaches renowned for their family friendly nature, with unrivalled rock pools for the little ones to fish out interesting crab species and learn about the environment.
Salcombe has such a range of spectacular beaches that you could spend a week hopping from shore to shore, taking in new sights, sounds, and surroundings and still not see it all.
Luxury Accommodation in Salcombe
After a day spent surfing, sailing, sunbathing or strolling, return to an equally indulgent retreat with luxury accommodation Salcombe.A perfect beach holiday has to include the highest quality of accommodation, and luckily Salcombe holiday rentals are some of the most opulent in the country. Each of these properties have been designed to reflect the beauty of this sunny paradise, offering expansive balconies, gorgeous green gardens, outdoor pools and lavish interiors.
Feel the sublimity and ease of the exclusive Salcombe experience whilst reclining in an outdoor jacuzzi, gazing at the panoramic views of the seaside, or sip on a glass of champagne as the sunsets on your terrace. With private spas, saunas and sumptuous soft furnishings, our diverse selection of Salcombe holiday homes offer the height in comfort and style.
When you book your accommodation with our LUXE VIP service, you will benefit from the dedicated service of our concierge staff who will be on hand to help create the perfect holiday. If you need directions or suggestions about how to visit the best beaches in South Devon, just ask and we’ll be happy to help.
Delicious Local Seafood
Once, ships docked at Salcombe solely for the fruit. Now, people from all over the world visit Salcombe to sample the exquisite, local cuisine that leaves the taste buds tingling. Your beach holiday won’t be complete without a taste of the local seafood produce. Whether you want to fill up on fresh fish or tuck into a selection of shellfish, the world really is your oyster.
Here you can indulge yourself in completely local and sustainable seafood that a Michelin-starred chef would welcome, setting out on a flavoursome journey to excite your senses whilst supporting our precious local environment. Hand-picked scrumptious crab meat, delectable hand-dived scallops and Bigbury Bay grown gorgeous oysters are among local delicacies that you can dine on in luxury during your Salcombe beach holiday.