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Things to do in Salcombe

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Discover the best attractions and activities that Salcombe has to offer

Salcombe, Devon is a fantastic tourist destination in the UK, with an array of attractions to visit and things to do throughout the year.

The popular resort of Salcombe is situated in the South Hams district of Devon. It’s one of the South West’s most popular destinations, with plenty to see and do to keep visitors entertained and coming back year after year.

Salcombe Beach is a top attraction, showcasing pristine sands like Hope Cove and East Portlemouth. Also admire the beautiful Salcombe Harbour, with plenty of activity throughout the day.

Find many great activities during your Salcombe. Stroll around Bolberry Down, encompassing both the South West Coast Path and the remarkable South Devon AONB. Afterwards, a catalogue of exquisite Salcombe restaurants allow you to taste some of the finest and freshest seafood in Devon.

Find amazing things to do in Salcombe all-year-round.

Images by: Phillip Halling
East Portlemouth Beach image by: Glen DennyCC 2.0
Overbecks image by: Derek Voller CCSA 2.0

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  • Bolberry Down

    TQ7 3DU


    Found between Salcombe and the charming village of Hope Cove, the clifftop area Bolberry Down is a relatively easy section of the South West Coast Path that offers walkers fantastic views of the surrounding coastline.

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  • East Portlemouth Beach

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Resting in an area of outstanding natural beauty, this is a peaceful place for you and the family to relax. Made up of a number of small beaches – Fishermans Cove, Smalls Cove and Mill Bay you can choose your own little haven, and even bring along your dog.

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  • Hope Cove

    Hope Cove Beach

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    Made up of two stunning stretches of sand separated by a rocky outcrop, the beaches at Hope Cove offer the perfect spot to build sandcastles, explore rock pools and sunbathe, as well as taking a dip in the clear sheltered waters.

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  • Overbecks

    TQ8 8LW


    An Edwardian House surrounded by a natural landscape, with views leaning towards the Salcombe Estuary. Relax amongst the sub-tropical gardens and palm trees, or enter inside to experience the interesting museum.

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  • Salcombe harbour

    Salcombe Harbour

    TQ8 8BU

    01548 843791

    Salcombe Harbour is the archetype for the picture-prefect Devonshire town waterfront, with quaint stone buildings and various boats floating on the clear azure waters. In the summer, it is a popular spot to perch and eat lunch or possibly try a spot of crabbing, whilst enjoying the spectacular views of the estuary.

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  • North Sands Feature

    Salcombe North Sands

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    Despite being small in size, this beach just south of Salcombe town showcases golden sands and glimmering waters, making it the perfect spot for families looking to escape the hustle and bustle.

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  • Soar Mill Cove Feature

    Soar Mill Cove Beach

    Dog Friendly

    Hidden below the striking peaks of Bolt Head just outside of Salcombe, lies the wonderful little Soar Mill Cove. Despite being small in size, the beach has much to offer with wildlife aplenty, rockpools, soft sands and superb scenery.

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