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Dartmouth Food Festival

Dartmouth Food Festival returns for its 18th year The finest foodie fest! It’s that time of year again. As we batten down the hatches and light the wood stoves for the onset of autumn, the Dartmouth Food Festival returns for … Read More

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Watersports you must try in South Devon

If you want to explore the Devonshire coastline and see what makes it so beautiful, getting on the water is the best thing you can do. This blog reveals the top watersports you must try in the South Devon area.  … Read More

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The Best National Trust in South Devon

Visiting South Devon would not be complete without a trip to a National Trust. The National Trust is a charity and membership organisation that works to conserve and celebrate the heritage of some of the most beautiful places in England, … Read More

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The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Has Come to South Devon

If you’re heading to South Devon in the next couple of weeks you can’t escape the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations! The pretty villages, market and seaside towns of the South Hams have a fun filled diary of events planned for … Read More

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Top 5 Devon Coastal Walks

You would be really missing out if you decide to visit Devon and not walk its stunning coastline. In this blog, we explore what makes the Devonshire coast so appealing and how best to explore it, as well as revealing … Read More

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What Makes A Luxury Holiday In Devon

In this blog, we reveal what makes a luxury holiday in Devon. From great food, a variety of things to do, and amazing places to stay, a lot goes into the perfect holiday in Devon.  Great food One of the … Read More

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Best South Devon Christmas Markets Near Salcombe

For many, the opening of the Christmas markets is the first sign of the holiday approaching. Visiting the markets offers the perfect opportunity to fully embrace the festive season. With a variety of stalls offering food, drink and gifts, they … 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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Salcombe Festival

Salcombe Live Festival

After a very successful first year, the Salcombe Live Festival is back! This second annual weekend festival will be held in various venues across Salcombe on Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd October 2021. You will not want to … Read More

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Salcombe Voted Number One Seaside Destination

Salcombe named number one seaside destination for UK holidaymakers While the UK is still recovering from over a year of pandemics and lockdowns, more and more holidaymakers are beginning to appreciate the beauty of their own home country and are … Read More

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New Things to do in Salcombe for Summer 2021

What’s new in Salcombe?  Neatly tucked away in the Kingsbridge Estuary of South Devon, Salcombe is a stunning holiday location that is the perfect British getaway. Here in Salcombe, we boast our stunning scenery, sun-soaked beaches and, of course, the … Read More

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The best place for a weekend in Devon

After the past year, we’re all sick of zoom calls. The novelty wore off long ago and some proper recovery time is not only well needed but well deserved at this point. In this blog post, we’ll look into why … Read More

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Dog-friendly Salcombe: Dog-friendly beaches and more

Thinking about exploring Salcombe with your dog? We’ve compiled a list of dog-friendly Salcombe spots that you will love to explore with your canine companion.  If you are a dog parent, you will most likely want to take your furry … Read More

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Why Salcombe is a Great Place to Holiday in May

Devonshire is known as one of Britain’s best holiday destinations for the summer months. With amazing weather, gorgeous beaches and great food, who can deny that Salcombe is a dream destination for all times of year, not just July and … Read More

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Salcombe Gin Cocktail Ideas

We think there’s no better way of enjoying your stay in Salcombe than with a cocktail of their famous gin. Here are some Salcombe gin cocktail ideas you can experiment with!  Visiting the Salcombe gin distillery and their bar is … Read More

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South Devon’s Lost Railway to be Revitalised!

South Devon has some of the most breathtaking railway routes in the whole of England. Transport around Devon has a breadth of history surrounding it, with many railways lost or abandoned over the years. Running alongside the River Dart, South Devons … Read More

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Crab Salcombe

Top Tips for Crabbing in Salcombe

Famously, Salcombe has some of the best crabs in the UK (even the world in our opinion). Once you’ve tasted the buttery, flakiness of Salcombe crab you can’t forget it. Crabbing in Salcombe is not only fun but incredibly rewarding, … Read More

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What to do on a Rainy Day in Salcombe

A rainy day is almost inevitable even in a location such as Salcombe! Though we are the most southerly part of south Devon and we really do get the lion’s share of the good weather, we too see the rain. … Read More

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Activities for a winter holiday in Salcombe

After another month in lockdown, many are dreaming about going on a short winter holiday in the UK. Here are some of the things you can do to enjoy a relaxing winter holiday in the south of Devon, from wellness … Read More

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Winter inspiration from Salcombe holiday cottages

Looking for some winter inspiration? Here are some of the cosiest features that you can find in our holiday cottages in Salcombe. With the winter months almost here and the perspective of spending most of the time at home, it … Read More

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Salcombe Walks

3 Brilliant Circular Walks Near Salcombe

To say it’s attractive around the Salcombe area is an understatement. We need to pull out adjectives such as breathtaking, spectacular, dramatic and dazzling! Going for a walk is the ultimate way to see this wonderful part of South Devon … Read More

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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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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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Dog Friendly Pubs Salcombe

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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Coffee in Salcombe: The 8 best Coffee Spots

With no Starbucks or Costa in sight, it’s all about the independent, locally run cafes in Salcombe. There is a definite coffee culture in the UK and Salcombe is no exception to the rule. With several cafes to choose from … Read More

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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 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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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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5 Unusual Activities in Salcombe for You to Try

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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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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Things to do in Salcombe

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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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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Salcombe View

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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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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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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Salcombe to Snapes Point

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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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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Girls Holiday Salcombe

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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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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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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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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Salcombe Sea

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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Salcombe Crabbing

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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Mill Bay Salcombe

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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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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