List of all the Salcombe Shops
While Salcombe is well-known for its outstanding natural beauty, a simple stroll through the 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, homeware and seaside essentials, this is the perfect place to indulge in 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 artisanal 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.
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 rundown of the various shops in Salcombe as we work our way down the hill.
(This list excludes food outlets and boat shops.)
Shopping in Salcombe
Busby and Fox
An Independent lifestyle store with a carefully curated collection of well-made pieces – women’s clothing and jewellery, accessories and homewares. Busby and Fox pride themselves on offering honest advice. Their coffee machine is always on and there is even an armchair for your partner to rest and chill while you shop ‘til you drop. Time your visit it right and you will even be offered strawberries and cream and a glass of Pimms or a G&T! They also stock a small capsule wardrobe for men.
Love the Sea Gallery
This gallery showcases original and impressionistic marine life images from local artist Nick Philbedge. Combining photography with freediving and sharing a passion for Salcombe life.
The original shop selling nautically-inspired fashion both for men and women.
Stashed full of their stylish sail jackets and customisable bags as well as their Men’s X sportswear series.
This photography shop (you’ll find some fab greetings cards!) offers family portraits, location/beach based shoots with no charge to take photos and no obligation to buy. Explosures allows you to capture those special moments.
Two boutiques offering casual, chic seasonal women’s wear, shoes and accessories.
Treehouse, Salcombe Toy Shop
Offering the latest toys for children.
New to Salcombe (where Lloyds bank used to be)
This store sells all the kit needed for the outdoor lifestyle.
Find technical outdoor jackets and warm weather gear.
You’ll also find nautical clothing for men and women.
Suzy Watson Design
Beautifully crafted homeware and interior design goodies.
The family favourite chemists.
Stocking everything from medicine to make up.
The original and best! Find a range of clothing for all seasons here
Technical sailing jackets and stylish nautical fashion.
Cheska from Made in Chelsea’s Mum’s shop!
This store Girly girl heaven!
Find fabulous ladies clothing, gifts and accessories.
Casual clothing brand started in The Alps and consistently maintained in Salcombe.
A fabulous British brand inspired by the coast.
Fully stocked children’s clothing ranging from 0 – 12yrs.
They offer a great selection of babywear. In-store order service available.
Diagonally opposite you will find their equally popular, colourful adults range.
A gallery full of quirky local prints and paintings.
Havaianas: Our favourite Brazilian flip flops for the summer. Turns into Timberland in the winter months – for those classic winter boots and trendy shoes.
Salcombe Clothing Company: Smart casual menswear. Stocking mainly Gant clothing, they even offer a few Gant items for ladies and children in their range.
Shopping in Salcombe: Russell Court
Antiques, interiors and art.
The Salcombe Bookshop
Stocking the latest romantic tales and crime thrillers perfect for your holiday reading. Also stocking local history, guidebooks and maps.
There is also a second-hand section as well!
Carrying on along Fore Street
Technical sailing attire for men and women
Ladies fashion with a Cornish edge, and Leach pottery.
Another shopping in Salcombe staple – a clothing brand created from a love of both sea and snow.
A go-to for exquisite homeware and gifts.
Salcombe Trading Company
The legendary Salcombe sweet shop.
Fill your white and pink striped paper bags to the brim for a sugar rush,
Fantastic independent grocery store with almost anything you can think of!
Our favourite local butcher. Matt is always on hand to offer advice on how to cook their locally sourced meats. He also delights in making some ready to go bbq goodies you don’t want to miss.
Mega art gallery – expect Damien Hirst!
Children’s stationery shop.
Salcombe Eye Care
Find a selection of designer sunglasses and a substantial sports range as well as children’s sunglasses.
Salcombe’s only off-license stocked to the brim with all the gin and wine you can drink.
Independent local boutique offering ladies and men’s fashion. Lovingly curated pieces to suit every budget and style.
The Tonic Gallery
Run by the Artist Greg Ramsden of the South West Academy of Art.
The gallery represents predominantly marine-based works from acclaimed artists both near and far and specialises in landscape paintings, sculpture and ceramics.
Shoe shop under the arch – find casual sandals, slippers and shoes.
Classy wellington boots.
Along Island Street
Discover stunning antique investment jewellery. Repairs are also possible.
Fun activities and products including face painting, art activities, greetings cards, organic t-shirts and bags.
Locally roasted coffee, craft beer and wine, gin cocktails, taster sessions, Salcombe gin merchandise and gin school.
Art for sale. Supporting local artists and craftsman stocking 80% Devon-based artists.
Does what it says on the tin! Plus beach kit and that much needed portable BBQ.
For all your embroidery needs.
Salcombe Sea School
Paddleboard hire and sales, wakeboards, various towables, flip flops.
Will Bees Bespoke
Bags, purses, clutches and accessories handmade in Salcombe, can also be personalised while you wait.
Salcombe Boat Store
Chandlers and all things boat-related including wetsuits.
Cool and casual knitwear, t-shirts and sweats for beach days and evenings.
Bridging the gap between city and surf for both him and her.
Small but well-stocked supermarket.
The low cost, one-stop-shop for all your household needs including gardening, bathroom, cleaning, homewares, clothing, stationery, kids wetsuits and even luggage for when you have shopped until you can shop no more!
Inboard and outboard sales and services.
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.