A Salcombe holiday lets the whole family relax and enjoy the very best of South Devon. Known for its beautiful beaches, fine restaurants and beautiful holiday cottages, Salcombe, Devon harks back to traditional seaside holidays of old. Salcombe holiday homes in Devon are some of the finest places from which to enjoy a water sports holiday too, from sailing to scuba diving, so whatever your age, whatever your interests, Salcombe holidays lets are an ideal option.
The surprisingly warm climate, and sheltered estuary you will see on a Salcombe holiday lets a far larger range of animal and plant species thrive than in much of the country, making Salcombe accommodation a real favourite with nature lovers. Bird-watchers are right at home in a Salcombe cottage, and both basking sharks and dolphin can often be seen just off shore. The warm waters and large range of marine species also makes Salcombe a scuba diving haven.
The streets of Salcombe are filled with magnificent little shops, cafes and restaurants. The main street runs parallel to the seafront, with smaller alleys and streets running up the steep hill inland, where independent galleries nestle.
Sailing in Salcombe has become famous. A Salcombe holiday home lets you explore the whole coastline from the sea, or if you are unfamiliar with the workings of a boat, Salcombe’s sailing schools are of the highest quality. There are also a number of boat hire centres in Salcombe should you wish to go sailing alone.
During the summer months, holiday cottages in Salcombe, Devon are a magnificent place to find yourself if you love lazy days on the beach too. There are two beaches accessible from Salcombe accommodation, North and South Sands. You can reach them by road or passenger ferry from the seafront, and both are home to water sports centres, bars and cafes.
Dartmouth is well worth investigating from Salcombe accommodation. The town has retained much of its historic charm, and looks out across the mouth of the River Dart to the colourful little village of Kingswear which stands on the far shore. There are few places finer to sit back and absorb the atmosphere.
Having the use of a car whilst staying in one of our Salcombe holiday homes is strongly recommended. Although you can explore a huge amount of the area by sea and train, this is a rural area, and personal transport makes exploring far more flexible.