Located on the southernmost tip of Devon, the unique little town of Salcombe draws a loyal host of families who return year after year. With its vibrant summer life Salcombe is a bustling happy town during peak season. Sailing boats pepper the water and families enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches that can be reached by a short ferry ride across the busy harbour. Throughout the warm summer months there are always children jumping in and out of the water or catching crabs with a line and a tasty treat for the lucky crustacean. Out of season it’s laid back feel and local atmosphere returns and the town slips back into its local vibe. The harbour empties of boats and the waves are given free rein to crash into the harbour walls as the winter storms take hold.
The location of the town is ideal for exploring the very special South West Coast Path with its rugged terrain, secret coves and possible wreck spotting. For more adventurous types there are opportunities to go water skiing, power boating, surfing, paddle board, coasteering or kayaking, the possibilities for adrenaline junkies are endless! However, if retail therapy and sampling gastronomic delights are more your thing, then Salcombe’s town centre is full of gorgeous shops and our pubs and restaurants serve delicious fresh fish landed daily on the quayside and other local produce. A fresh local Salcombe crab sandwich is always a treat.
There is always something new and exciting to discover from your Salcombe Holiday Home
Key dates in Salcombe
Salcombe Crab Fest 3rd May 2020
May Day Bank Holiday sees Salcombe hosting Crab Fest, a charity event for local causes based in the town. Crab Fest is a celebration of all things Salcombe and the sea. Opened in 2016 by Mary Berry OBE and by TV Chef Matt Tebbutt in 2017, 2018 and 2019, Island Street becomes the main focus of delicious foodie treats with plenty of local produce to sample and of course, lots of delicious Salcombe crab!
Merlin Rocket Week 11th - 18th July 2020
Merlin Rocket Week is a special event in July for those that love to sail Merlin Rockets, a traditional racing dinghy. Traditionally heralding the start of the summer season Merlin Rocket Week is fast and furious. The competition is fierce with thrills and spills galore as the estuary is filled with their multi coloured sails navigating the harbour. Watching the action from Cliff House or the Salcombe Yacht Club is a perfect way to while away the hours.
Salcombe Yacht Club Regatta 8th - 15th August 2020
Salcombe Yacht Regatta also held in August and hosted by the Salcombe Yacht Club sees visiting helmsmen from all over the country battle the tide and weather to be crowned the ultimate winner with the Yacht Club as the main hub of the celebrations and festivities.
Salcombe Town Regatta 1st – 8th August 2020
Each August Salcombe welcomes visitors to Salcombe Town Regatta, a week packed with family fun both on and off shore. From firm favourites such as sand castle competitions and mud racing to the much anticipated Crabbers Race, there is fun for all culminating in the spectacular fireworks display that lights up the estuary for miles around. Definitely an event not to be missed.
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