Bathed in an almost Mediterranean climate Salcombe, South Hams and South Devon’s most southerly town is located in an area of breathtaking, natural beauty. With its picturesque harbour, dramatic coastline and wonderful unspoilt countryside it is no wonder that Salcombe has been a popular South Devon holiday resort as long as can be remembered and is now one of the most expensive places to live outside of London.
Salcombe is a small waterside Devon town of some 2,000 residents located within the South Devon AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). The little town itself is a vibrant labyrinth of narrow streets and alleyways, offering a variety of shops, restaurants and cafes for all to enjoy. Visitors are encouraged to discover the area on foot or by boat with a network of small ferries operating to the local beaches.
Salcombe is a sailing and boating haven and offers a perfect holiday location for anyone who likes to get out on the water with the annual Salcombe regatta a very popular event.
Salcombe has a fascinating past, closely linked to the schooner ships built in the boat yards that brought exotic fruits from the West Indies and a visit to the Salcombe Maritime Museum encapsulates Salcombe's past.