June signifies the start of the summer for Salcombe, and there’s plenty of events happening to kick off the season. From trying your hand at mono-fin swimming to hunting for luminescent glow worms, here’s how to spend your June 2018 in Salcombe.
Friday 8th – Saturday 9th June
Paddle & Pick Challenge with Plastic Clever Salcombe
Do your bit for the environment and Join journalist and environmentalist Anna Turns and her six-year-old daughter Ella as they paddleboard the entire estuary (all 22 miles of it!) and pick up litter to raise awareness of ocean plastics. Support them by heading to Scoble Point to take part in the beach clean, and download the Plastic Patrol to log the litter you find around the estuary to help create a snapshot of where plastics accumulate. Fun and fulfilling? Yes, please!
To find out how to get involved follow @SalcombePlasticClever on Facebook or go to the website.
Sunday 10th June
Daynes Farm Open Day
Meet farmer Dave Camp and discover how he manages his organic beef, sheep and cereal farm in South Devon. There will be opportunities to meet the animals, watch sheep shearing demonstrations and take part in a range of quizzes and activities. The free event runs from 11 am to 5 pm and there will be walks with the farmer at 12 noon and 2 pm.
Daynes Farm, Harberton, TQ9 7FB. 11am – 5pm.
Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th June
The Rock: Watersports Weekend
This popular festival of watersports is held at South Milton Sands and is great opportunity to have a go at all those on-water sports you’ve been dying to try. Paddleboarding, windsurfing, kayaking, snorkelling and even mono-fin swimming taster sessions are all on offer for water babies while there’s beach volleyball, yoga and rockpooling for those that prefer dry land. For lunch, the guys at Holsome Park Quality meats will be firing up the BBQ. Some activities are free but most on-the-water sessions are about £5-£10. The event is cash only.
Click here for more information
Sunday 17th June
Totnes Good Food Sunday Market
The Totnes Good Food Sunday Market is held on the 3rd Sunday of each month throughout the year. Handily, this year it falls on fathers day, so why not kill two birds with one stone and take your dear old dad on a trip to Devon’s biggest monthly artisan food music, where you can stock up on West Country cheeses, wines and vegetables for him. There are over 50 stalls selling coffee, street food and local produce, as well as live music.
From 10 am.
Friday 22nd June
Glow Worm Hunt!
Take the nature-lover in your life on a night hike they’ll never forget and discover the beauty of the humble glow worm! Starting at 9.30, naturalist John Walters will take you on a group walk starting at Overbeck’s car park. Make sure you wrap up warm and bring a torch. Booking is essential, call 01803 861384 for more information.
9.30pm – 11.30pm
Friday 22nd – Sunday 25th June
Teignmouth Folk Festival
The ever-popular Teignmouth Folk Festival takes place at a number of different venues around the town and combines free performances with ticketed events. This year, the campsite is being held in the local community school and there will be performances by Plymouth-based trio Windjammer and Crows. There’s even a Ceilidh on Saturday night – so don’t forget your dancing shoes!
Saturday 23 – Sunday 24th June
Dartmouth Art & Craft Weekend
Now in its 15th year, the Dartmouth Art & Craft Weekend is back to raise money for the Children’s Hospice South West. The event takes place in a lovely setting adjacent to the River Dart and is a wonderful way for local artists to showcase their creations. Stroll between stalls chatting to the artists, stop for a homemade cake and watch the musical performances.
Royal Avenue Gardens, Dartmouth. 10am – 4pm.
As you can see by our roundup of events for June 2018 in Salcombe, there’s more to the sailing town than just beautiful beaches and al fresco dining spots (although let’s be honest – they’re a good place to start!) Let us know in the comments if you know of anything else going on near Salcombe in June 2018.