History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Salcombe is the most southerly town in the South Hams region of Devon, and a popular boating and resort centre. The town is built around the Kingsbridge estuary and offers superb boating opportunities and easy access to the spectacular coastline and peaceful countryside as you venture inland.
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
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low to 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)
Gallants Bower Fort - 11.4 miles (Historic Building)
Bayard's Cove Fort - 11.5 miles (Historic Building)
Dartmouth Castle - 11.6 miles (Castle)
Dartmouth, St Saviour's Church - 11.6 miles (Historic Church)
Darmouth, St Petrox Church - 11.6 miles (Historic Church)
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