List of all the Salcombe Shops
While Salcombe is well-known for it’s outstanding natural beauty, a simple stroll through its famous Fore Street will show you the contribution that Salcombe’s community has had in making the town what it is today. Scattered with a selection of independent outlets offering the finest in fashion, food, home ware and seaside essentials, this is the perfect place to do some serious retail therapy while you’re away.
Saunter through the narrow side streets of Salcombe to discover hidden gems and local favourites; from cosy book shops and quaint coffeehouses to jewellery stores and beach-wear boutiques. But don’t forget to check out the jewels in the crown of Salcombe’s shops: after all, this is where brands such as Jack Wills, Crew Clothing and Quba Sails were initially founded – proof that Fore Street has long been a place for young, bold entrepreneurs to bring their creations to life and put Salcombe on the map.
After ambling down Fore Street ticking off shops, why not spend an afternoon enjoying the artisan side of Salcombe? Island Street is brimming with talent and offers a diverse range of art galleries, boat building yards and food stalls serving the finest in local produce – not to mention live crab and lobster if you’re feeling up to it!
Salcombe is a secret haven for shopaholics, providing a perfect mix between high street names and independent designers.
And, if you really do shop ’til you drop, you’ll only have a short walk to the beach or a local pub for refreshing drinks and relaxation.
Starting at the top of Fore Street, here is a run down of the various shops in Salcombe as we work our way down the hill.
(This list excludes food outlets and boat shops.)
- Bibi 1 – cashmere, cake and cappuccino!
- JON – menswear
- Love the Sea Gallery – beautiful Salcombe photography
- Quba Sails 1 – stashed full of their stylish jackets and customisable bags
- Bibi and Mac – gorgeous clothes for men and women
- Explosures – photography shop (and some fab greetings cards!)
- Quba Sails – their original shop selling nautically inspired fashion
- Salcombe Toy Shop – all the latest toys for children
- Salcombe Shoe Shop – from Hunter wellies to Sebago’s
- Fifty-Five – selling clothing with an organic provenance
- Suzy Watson Design – beautifully crafted homeware
- Musto 1 – technical outdoor jackets and warm weather gear
- Musto 2 – nautical clothing for men and women
- Amelia’s Attic – Cheska from Made in Chelsea’s Mum’s shop! Girly heaven!
- Boots – the family favourite chemists
- Jack Wills – the original and best!
- Henri Lloyd – technical sailing jackets and stylish nautical fashion
- Bojangles – jewellery shop
- Deck Out – ladies clothing
- White Stuff – beautiful
- Crew Clothing – a fabulous British brand inspired by the coast
- Joules – clothing for the great outdoors for men, women and children
Down Russell Court:
- Mo Logan – antiques, interiors and art
- The Salcombe Bookshop
Carrying on along Fore Street:
- Seasalt Clothing x 2 – ladies fashion with a Cornish edge
- Cath Kidston – fabulous bags, fabrics and home ware
- Fat Face – a clothing brand created from a love of the sea and snow
- Chattels – home ware
- Bonningtons – newsagents
- Salcombe Trading Company – stylish home ware
- Drang Gallery – mega art gallery – expect Damien Hurst!
- Salcombe Eye Care – opticians
- Moshulu – shoe shop under the arch
- Through The Quay Hole – art gallery under the arch
Along Island Street:
- Salcombe Antiques – stunning antique jewellery
- Cove Quay Gallery – homegrown painting talent
- Hope Cove Gallery – oil paintings
- Gallery 5 – art gallery
- Bangwallop – fabulous photography and delicious coffee
- Salcombe DIY – does what it says on the tin!
- Will Bees Bespoke – newly created in Salcombe selling one of a kind bespoke handbags
- Salcombe Boat Store – chandlers and all things boat related including wetsuits
- The Boat Crew – stocking a range of surf brands and wetsuits
- Salcombe Embroidery – casual clothing which can be embroidered
- Shipmates – nautical clothing brands
Retail therapy in Salcombe
When it comes to shopping in Salcombe, there truly is something for everyone.
If you’ve come to Salcombe with your children, they’ll thank you for taking them to The Tree House. Centrally located on Fore Street, this traditional toy shop sells a wonderful range of goodies including old favourites, joke shop classics, soft toys and board games.
Take a dog-leg turn from Fore Street around the Fortescue Inn to find Victoria Quay; a quaint row of chocolate box houses overlooking the sea.
Here is your classic crab-catching spot – it takes considerable skill and patience to land a crab from these walls! If you’re looking to get clued up on crab-catching before you arrive, check out our blog for the top 5 mistakes to avoid.
Looking for a quick snack as you shop in Salcombe? You’re in luck: Salcombe Dairy Ice-cream produces their famous ice-cream on Island Street; a delicious must-try whilst in the area. (Their top flavour is most definitely honeycomb!)
For those staying in self-catered Salcombe holiday homes, there are plenty of local food shops to create your picnics and evening meals. These shops are mainly independent traders who we love to support as they are run by local families.