SEASONAL SALCOMBE TIPS: WINTER

February 2, 2019

 

STAY:

- Good for FAMILIES - 3 bedroom cottage on Island Street: https://www.salcombe.com/cottages/croft-view-terrace-7-shcrvi7 

- Good for HEN PARTIES - https://www.salcombefarm.co.uk/the-recording-studio/  

- Good for ROMANTIC RETREAT - https://www.salcombefarm.co.uk/the-treehouse/

- Good for SMALL GROUP OF FRIENDS - https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/16465454?location=Salcombe&adults=4&guests=1&toddlers=0&s=vs958O5C

- Good for LARGE GROUP OF FRIENDS - https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/31356606?location=Salcombe&adults=12&guests=1&toddlers=0&s=iaTrthBm

 

EAT:

- Gara Rock - stop for lunch mid-walk, spend the afternoon drinking around a fire, delicious gastropub food - https://www.gararock.com/

- Millbrook Inn - cutest cosy little pub, brilliant sunday lunch - http://millbrookinnsouthpool.co.uk/

- Fortescue Inn - great fun pub with screens for rugby and football - https://www.thefortsalcombe.co.uk/en-GB

- The Victoria - lively pub for the evenings and good food - http://www.victoriainn-salcombe.co.uk/

- The Sloop Inn - walk on Bantham Beach then huge yummy portions of food (Salcombe crab sandwich!) - http://thesloop.co.uk/

- The Ward Room - coffee and cake with a view 

 

VISIT:

- Salcombe Gin - distillery and tasting experience perfect for sophisticated hen parties - https://www.salcombegin.com/

- The Bake House - the most incredible almond croissant for breakfast, pasty for lunch and cinammon bun for tea - http://www.bakehousesalcombe.co.uk/

- Cranch's Sweet Shop - huge sweet selection, perfect for present-buying and crazy hot pink exterior ideal for photos - http://cranchs-sweetshop.co.uk/

- PW & J Coleman Butcher - shun the boring supermarket and get all your fresh meat from this friendly bunch - http://www.pwjcolemanbutchers.co.uk/

- Salcombe Rugby Football Club - catch the big annual Boxing Day derby between Salcombe and Kingsbridge - https://www.salcomberugby.org.uk/

- Dartmouth - definitely worth the 45 minute drive and don't miss the steam train ride!

 

WALK:

- Gara Rock - pop over to East Portlemouth on the ferry (runs all year round) and follow the map up to Gara Rock for lunch, stumble back down before you lose the light, longest walk option on this list so plan according to ferry times - https://www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/walksdb/97/#

- Snapes Point - stunning National Trust daytime loop with epic views of Salcombe, decent length with a few hills - https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/salcombe-to-hope-cove/trails/the-secret-view-of-salcombe--snapes

- Batson Creek - short, easy little walk perfect for small people or those less able (did this when my mum was recovering from a broken foot!) from Salcombe centre out along the road to Batson http://www.bigburyonsea.com/walking-routes-around-bigbury-on-sea/salc/

- North Sands - beautiful beach wander with the dog https://www.coastandcountry.co.uk/blog/north-sands-salcombe-south-devon-beach-bible

- South Sands - another beautiful beach wander, pop into South Sands Hotel too for a cocktail! https://www.coastandcountry.co.uk/blog/south-sands-salcombe-beach

 

 

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