History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The area around Salcombe is dotted with picturesque villages reached by narrow, winding lanes. A few miles away is Hope Cove, a popular unspoilt village with excellent sandy beaches.
Regular tours of Salcombe harbour and the estuary leave from the quay. One of the highlights of the estuary cruise is the Egremont, a former ferry vessel. This was the original 'Ferry Across the Mersey' that was made famous in the 1960s song by Gerry and the Pacemakers. It is now home to the Island Cruising Club, who use it as a base for club events, sailing lessons, and cruises.
There are National Trust Coastal Walks at Snapes Point and Bolberry, and the South West Coast Path runs through Salcombe, allowing easy walks to Hope Cove and Gara Rock.
Salcombe's Maritime and Local History Museum tells the story of the town and its Maritime heritage.
Address: Salcombe, Devon, England
Attraction Type: Town
OS: SX739 387
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Salcombe Maritime Museum - 0.3 miles (Museum)
Overbeck's Museum and Garden - 1.1 miles (Museum)
North Huish, St Mary's Church - 11.2 miles (Historic Church)
Bayard's Cove Fort - 11.5 miles (Historic Building)
Revelstoke, St Peter the Poor Fisherman - 12 miles (Historic Church)
Coleton Fishacre House and Garden - 12.9 miles (Historic House)
Greenway - 13.1 miles (Historic House)
Dartmouth Castle - 13.1 miles (Castle)
Nearest Accommodation to Salcombe:
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Tourist Information Centre
Tel: 01548 843 927
Fax: 01548 842 736