EXPLORE WITH US
Devon offers the perfect setting for a much longed for holiday and is a great place to make those all important holiday memories to cherish for a lifetime.
It offers the perfect backdrop, with its winning combination of stunning scenery and vast array of gorgeous places to discover.
So come and explore with us....!
Firstly let's set the scene with an insight into Devon and South Devon.
THE SOUTH HAMS
Let's head into arguably Devon's brightest gem that of the South Hams, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Did you know that the name South Hams comes from the old English word “hamme” - meaning an enclosed or sheltered space. This refers to the climate of this area, as it is one of the mildest in Britain. This is attributed to its southerly location and being protected by Dartmoor’s rugged granite hilltops.
Let's discover more about Salcombe - one of the UK's top ranked holiday destinations.
Salcombe is often referred to as the UK's answer to the Mediterranean and it is easy to see why - with its sparkling clear waters and myriad of golden sandy beaches on offer. It is a phenomenally special place which captures your heart and will have you returning year after year!
Did you know that the estuary is actually a "Ria" - a coastal inlet formed by the partial submergence of a former river valley.
There are a wonderful collection of local villages surrounding and near to Salcombe, such as Malborough and Hope Cove.
These can provide a wonderful holiday base located away from the hustle and bustle of Salcombe in the height of the summer months and offer a more relaxed vibe.
They all have their own unique charm, along with their own local facilities.
Many of these villages are located on the stunning coastline, with their own beaches and water based activities on offer - providing the perfect spot for a fun filled beach day.
MARKET TOWNS TO EXPLORE
The South Hams has a great variety of market towns to explore. They all have their own individual character and offer interesting places, with diverse history and culture to discover, along with some great places for a spot of retail therapy.
OTHER PLACES TO EXPLORE FURTHER AFIELD
Perhaps you may fancy some time exploring further afield. We have included just a few such places that are a short drive away from Salcombe for a day out. For example, Dartmoor offers a real contrast to the stunning coastal scenery of Salcombe and the South Hams.
OUR BEACH GUIDE
It's fair to say that no holiday to Salcombe and the South Hams is complete without a trip to the beach. The beautiful beaches are ultimately one of the biggest attractions to this wonderful part of the UK. So saving the best to last, it's time to go and explore the beaches with us!