One of the prettiest coastal towns in Devon, Salcombe sits on the banks of the Salcombe Estuary. Home to beaches, watersports and access to the south West Coast Path, the town itself features boutique shops, high street brands and independent producers alongside art galleries and gift shops. You'll also find a host of restaurants and bars... delicious fresh seafood anyone?
Bustling market town
Spend a day at Kingsbridge, a traditional English market town situated in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Sitting on the Estuary, it's surrounded by rolling green countryside, great for walking or sailing. You'll also find a choice of other watersports and vineyards, whatever is more your style.
Small but perfectly formed
A small Devon village sitting by the beautiful South Pool Creek on the eastern bank of Kingsbridge estuary. It may have a population of less than 150 residents, but its stunning spot means it attracts many visitors to the village. With public footpaths through the countryside it's best explored by foot. You can refuel in one of the region's best gastro pubs, renowned for its French-influenced food in a traditional English setting.
BrixhamFeel the history
Brixham is known for its buzz - it’s one of the UK’s busiest fishing ports and the largest working harbour. Tap into its culture by browsing its countless art galleries, or seek out the masters at work at the artists’ corner on the Strand. There are five decks of discovery for families on the replica of Sir Francis’ Drake’s Golden Hind, or you can take a coastal tour or fishing trip to get to know the local scene even better.
DittishamA dainty treat
Close to Dartmouth, but much more pint-sized, is Dittisham with its unspoilt feel and river views. You’ll find yourself itching to explore the sublime setting of this village, which is fine because there are plenty of walking routes to try. Within the village you can enjoy a pint in The Ferry Boat pub overlooking the harbour, or head to the Anchorstone Cafe for some mussels. Bring the bacon along too - the crabbing here is renowned! If you feel the need to explore further, Dame Agatha Christie’s estate, Greenway, is a short ferry ride away.
Commanding jaw dropping views of the Dart Estuary, Dartmouth sits within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Beauty. You can even ramble into it from the scenic South West Coast Path. Savour some crab cakes in one of the many excellent eateries along the harbour front and enjoy the comings and goings of the boats. Then hop aboard to take a trip round the estuary yourself, or spend time exploring the town’s maritime history. For true boating fanatics there’s the annual Royal Regatta, a spectacle that sweeps through the town every summer.