Salcombe is a sailing paradise and challenges the most proficient sailors where local knowledge on wind and tides is a great advantage. Spectators can watch exciting starts from the wall below the Yacht Club. The local boat, the Salcombe Yawl was a traditional fishing boat and is now adapted to racing.
Some of the other classes hold their National Championships here with big fleets at various times in the year.
There are plenty of moorings available for your own boat via the Harbour Master or local boatyards, but would advise booking early during July and August as the estuary gets very busy.
There is a ferry across the estuary which gives access to a number of magnificent beaches or use your own boat. Hire boats are available on an hourly, daily or weekly basis. If you are feeling energetic then virtually all types of water sport, including fishing, are available.
The whole area is a Marine Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Marine Local Nature Reserve and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are numerous cliff walks which form part of the South West Coast Path well known to walkers throughout the world and published in the Lonely Planet guide, the Great Adventures.
All readily accessible by a two minute stroll from the apartment.
Salcombe was once a major port for the fruit trade and 4 Devon Road was
built in the mid 19th century as a home to one of the sea captains and his
family. The town is now famous as a safe haven for family holidays and
visiting yachtsmen situated at the southern end of the Salcombe Estuary
which is in fact a ria being landlocked with beautiful, safe, sandy beaches.
There is a wide range of restaurants, pubs and shops providing local produce when available. Specialities include Devon pasties, cream teas, locally caught crab and Salcombe Dairy ice cream. Fore Street is home to a large selection of national designer clothing shops and independent retail outlets selling everything from classical to modern clothing, shoes and fashion jewellery.