Salcombe is located in the South Hams which is the most southerly part of south Devon. It starts in the lower quarter of Dartmoor National Park and spreads to the west towards Plymouth, around the coast, and to the east encapsulating Dartmouth and Totnes.
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The name South Hams comes from the old English word “hamme”, meaning an enclosed or sheltered space. This refers to the climate of the area, which is one of the mildest in Britain thanks to its southerly location and protection by Dartmoor’s battered granite hilltops.
Salcombe is well known for having golden sandy beaches where you can enjoy a whole host of activities. The harbour is tidal so these beaches get washed by the sea each day as the tide comes in and goes out – thank you nature! Here is an aerial overview of the most popular beaches in Salcombe.
Salcombe town is on one side of the estuary. It starts at water level and climbs up the steep hillside. Fore street runs parallel to the water’s edge and is the main artery of running through Salcombe. It gets pretty busy in the summertime with cars and hoards of people/dogs squeezing through the narrow street! Here are some of the main landmarks around town. You can also get a more detailed map from the Salcombe Information Centre.
Holiday Homes in Salcombe
Our Salcombe holiday lets are all located in wonderful positions in town and each have phenomenal views over the estuary. Take a look at the map below to get an overview, and then visit our luxury holiday homes accommodation page for more information.