A Weekend in Salcombe, Devon

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Salcombe is a popular resort town in the South Hams district of Devon, south west England. The town is close to the mouth of the Kingsbridge Estuary, mostly built on the steep west side of the estuary. It lies within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, its the perfect place for a weekend getaway with or without the kids. 

 

Salcombe Distilling Company 

The ultimate gin experience for the curious gin lover. Visit the Gin School for an outstanding distilling laboratory for adults, you will get to take charge of a beautiful copper mini-still to develop and distill your very own 70cl bottle of gin.

 

Bantham Beach 

A beautiful large sandy beach ideal for watersports, especially surfing. Swimming is safe if you stay within the marked area which is patrolled by life guards.

 

 

The Voyage Spa

The Voyage Spa at Thurlestone Hotel offers the ultimate in relaxation – whether it’s for girls Spa Day, romantic couple’s getaway, or a luxury pampering treatment.

 

Star Point Lighthouse

Visit Start Point and the Start Point Lighthouse - one of South Devon's most beautiful coastal walks along the South West Coast Path.

 

Shopping in Fore Street

Fore Street is the main shopping street in Salcombe and is where you’ll find all of the independent shops and boutiques. There’s a mix of nautical-inspired clothing shops, unique homewares and inspirational galleries.

 

Pennywell Farm 

If you’re looking for a family-friendly day trip, head to Pennywell Farm in Buckfastleigh. Piggy cuddles, tractor rides, go-karts and a wide range of daily activities mean there’s something for everyone.

 

Cream Tea

If you’re visiting Devon, you can’t leave without sampling a classic cream tea. Head to the South Sands Hotel between the hours of 15:00 and 17:00 you can indulge in warm scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam and a pot of tea or cafetiere on their beautiful terrace. Warning – the cream definitely goes on first.

 

Salcombe Maritime Museum 

This museum isn’t one you’ll want to miss. You’ll find historic models, paintings, photographs and artifacts which tell the story of Salcombe’s link with the sea. You’ll also see some sea-bed treasures recovered by divers from the hundreds of shipwrecks that line Salcombe’s coast.

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