South Hams & Salcombe Holiday Cottages
Did you know...the South Hams coast is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty?
South Devon’s South Hams encompass a number of the county’s most inspiring locations, such as Dartmouth, Salcombe and Totnes. The South Hams envelop traditional seaside towns, quaint villages and historic locations – so they are sure to include the ideal resort for your escape to one of Blue Chip’s South Hams holiday cottages. Regardless of whether you opt for relaxed time on the beach or to explore the intriguing and ancient resorts of the area, South Hams and Salcombe holidays promise to dazzle with their unspoilt views.
- Historic Dartington Hall boasts some of the finest views of the South Hams
- Totnes Castle’s Great Moat now holds cottages
- Hope Cove in Salcombe is a former favourite smuggler’s haunt
Salcombe & South Hams Tourist Information
A stay in one of Blue Chip’s portfolio of South Hams and Salcombe holiday cottages will enfold your family in a mild climate, friendly tourist towns and some of nature’s finest work. The South Hams’ coastal path stretches for sixty miles, so visitors have plenty of opportunity to stroll between locations and appreciate the scenery that makes the South Hams a Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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Beach Holidays in Salcombe and the South Hams
Beach holidays in Salcombe are amongst the most popular family breaks the South Hams has to offer. Ferry links between Salcombe’s South Sands and East Portlemouth ensure that sun seekers can reach their chosen beaches easily and quickly.
North and South Sands are both sandy and sheltered, and offer outstanding views across the estuary. They are easily accessible, with car parking, nearby facilities and safe bathing. No dogs are permitted on either beach. Additionally, Salcombe’s East Portlemouth is lined with a range of sandy beaches and coves, such as Fisherman’s Cove, Smalls Cove and Mill Bay.
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Eating Out in the South Hams & Salcombe
Because of their varied resorts, the South Hams offer a selection of restaurants, cafes and bistros to suit all tastes and occasions. The Old Bakery in Kingsbridge brims with character - this Greek-run cafe and restaurant has a cosy atmosphere and uses local ingredients in its fresh meals and tapas. Salcombe’s range of eateries includes The Winking Prawn, a waterfront brasserie with something to tempt everyone, and the traditional pubs in and around Dartmouth are a must for a true taste of Devon.
South Hams & Salcombe Family Attractions
The South Hams are full of family attractions for all weathers and ages! Some of the more unusual experiences on offer include Airtopia balloon rides for breathtaking panoramic views of Devon and Wheeldon Farm off-road bike centre (with a minimum age of 7).
There are also numerous activities available for those on Salcombe holidays, including the nearby Thurlestone golf course. If you fancy stretching your legs whilst absorbing the timeless views, Salcombe is part of the South West Coast Path.
Sharpham Vineyard and Cheese Dairy, near Totnes, overlooks the River Dart and offers wine tasting sessions and the opportunity to observe cheese making in action. Admission for children is free.
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Dog Friendly Holidays in Salcombe & South Hams
Dog friendly holidays in Salcombe & South Hams are ideal for one of Blue Chip’s dog friendly holiday cottages. The area’s lengthy walks and rural locations mean that there will be plenty to do with your family pet. Several of the South Hams’ beaches allow dogs all year, including Mill Bay, East Portlemouth and North Sands in Salcombe.
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