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Travel Guide to holidays in... Salcombe, Devon, England



The beautiful coastal town of Salcombe is situated on the west side of the Kingsbridge estuary, in the South Hams area of southern Devon. It is a scenic and un-commercialised area, especially popular with sailors and yachtsmen because of the sheltered harbour and excellent conditions in the area for sailing. In the summer months especially the waterfront can be teeming with yachts, which bring with them a real buzz of activity to the area.

Salcombe’s harbour is not only a destination for tourists, however, as the town has a long history of boat and ship building and crabbing continues to be an industry active from this port. Nevertheless Salcombe’s attraction to private yachtsmen and tourists continues to be its greatest source of income and this is reflected in the sort of clientele which many of the town’s shops and restaurants cater to. Salcombe is especially popular with visitors from the South East of England, particularly the home counties, many of whom bring their own boats and yachts with them.

Access to Salcombe is predominantly by car, and a park and ride scheme is operated because of the narrow nature of the roads leading down through the town to the seafront. There are a number of attractions within driving distance and the town provides good walking routes both to the west and the east along the coastal paths.

A visit to Salcombe is one you won’t forget. In fact the scenery, beaches, sights and sounds will have many visitors planning to return year after year, and whether it’s a cottage, hotel or B&B you’re looking for Go2 will have you spoilt for choice. Follow the links to find holiday cottages and lets available in this area on Go2, or view the surrounding area on the map below.

North Devon

From the vast unspoilt expanses of Exmoor to its endless sandy beaches and charming seaside towns and villages, North Devon makes for the perfect cottage holiday getaway. Discover the beauties of this tranquil landscape for yourself with one of Go2's holiday lets or cottages in North Devon. Wild and rugged, Exmoor is great for walking, riding and cycling. This is Lorna Doone country, where farmers have battled the elements for centuries. The coastline here is truly spectacular and is a real highlight. Walk the Coastal Path, and you’ll be treated to stunning views of high cliffs dropping straight to the sea, or to small coves far below. Beach lovers will also enjoy a holiday in North Devon. Resorts like Woolacombe and Saunton offer long stretches of sandy beach that are ideal for surfing and sailboarding. Clovelly is a real beauty spot, and very picturesque, while Appledore is a picture-perfect fishing village. Ilfracombe is a more traditional seaside resort, but is not overly-commercialised, while the twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth have an atmosphere all their own. Don’t miss the wonderful water-powered funicular railway here.

South Devon

Justly famous as one of England’s finest destinations, South Devon has everything you need for the perfect cottage holiday. Go2 has an extensive collection of holiday lets and cottages in South Devon, all ideally located for the many attractions on offer here. The fabulous coastline, stretching from Sidmouth to Plymouth is the main draw here. There are glorious beaches, mysterious estuaries, rugged cliffs and sandy coves to explore, as well as the famous English Riviera. Taking in the resorts of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, it offers all the facilities you need for a great seaside cottage holiday. Or if you prefer somewhere quieter on one of our South Devon holidays, there are the Georgian charms of Sidmouth, or Salcombe, long a favourite with sailors. Inland, you can get away from it all in the rugged splendours of Dartmoor National Park or just enjoy the rolling hills and rural delights of the South Devon countryside. Make time for a visit to Exeter, the bustling capital of the region, with its cathedral, cobbled streets and wide selection of shops. Or step back in time to the Elizabethan age in Totnes with its charming tudor houses.

Read more about Salcombe at Wikipedia, or... Find holiday cottages and lets in Salcombe with Go2.

Map of Salcombe



Use the map below to view Salcombe and its surrounding area. Controls are provided to allow for zooming in and out, scrolling around, and setting the map to satellite or terrain views.




Views and Images of Salcombe



The images of Salcombe seen in our slideshow below are hosted on Flickr.com, and help to illustrate the many interesting scenes and places to visit here. Roll your mouse over the image to see the thumbnails, any of which you may click on to jump to that scene, or simply click on the main image for further details.





Accommodation in Salcombe



Whether it's a self catering holiday cottage or a hotel you're after use Go2's great search and comparison facilities to find the best accommodation in Salcombe. Just follow the links below.

Some holiday lets or cottages in SalcombeDevon...



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Find Bed & Breakfast (B&Bs) and Guesthouses in Salcombe with BedAndBreakfasts.co.uk

Pitchup.com

Find campsites in Salcombe with PitchUp.com




What to Visit and Where to Eat in Salcombe



Wondering what to do when you get there? Where to visit? How to keep the kids quiet? Have a browse of the great 'Days Out With The Kids' website to get some ideas.

Find days out and attractions in Salcombe

Hungry? For great restaurants and cafes in Salcombe pay the following sites a visit...

Find restaurants in Salcombe at Yell.com

Find restaurants in Salcombe at the Resturant Guide

Sugarvine - UK Restaurant Guide

For more great dining in Salcombe visit Sugar Vine


If you like walking then be sure to visit the following site before heading off to Salcombe...

Walks Around Britian

Walks Around Britain - Britain's only walking website with video walks. Walking routes, maps, information and more about walking in Britain - on DVD and Blu-ray too.

Finally, if you're packing your cycles and want to find some great routes in the Salcombe area then...

Cycle-Route.com - should have all the information you'll need. As well as cycle routes this site is also packed with information, guides, a store and its own forums.




The Weather in Salcombe



Will it rain or will it shine? Here's the outlook for Salcombe over the next few days...






How to Get There - Your Transport Travel Guide to Salcombe

Transport tavel guide to Salcombe

That's it - you've decided. You've read our travel guide to Salcombe and you're convinced. Salcombe is the place for you. So, how do you get there? Just follow the helpful links below...

Planes, trains or automobiles...
Transport Direct will point you in the right direction!

Or simply
plan your journey with Traveline :-)


Travelling to or from Ireland? Don't forget the ferry! Not only does it give you the freedom of taking your own car but it provides a superb experience of travelling by sea and exploring the coastline. With convenient routes between Holyhead and Dublin, or Pembroke and Rosslare, we recommend Irish Ferries for great, low-cost, transport. They are the leading Irish ferry company and provide both an excellent service, and excellent prices.









User Guides




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