{"LocationDetails":{"Id":619,"Name":"Salcombe","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to Salcombe holiday cottages\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSalcombe holidays are a firm favourite with the sailing set, and the lovely thing about this South Hams harbour town is that there\u0026rsquo;s something for everyone. Thanks to its mild climate and waterside setting, the resort\u0026rsquo;s perfect for those of you who are happiest tinkering by the water, whether that means paddling, fishing or trying your hand at water sports.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSalcombe may be one of the county\u0026rsquo;s more, shall we say, well-to-do resorts, but rest assured that it still has that West Country charm. You\u0026rsquo;ll find plenty of traditional pubs with local beers to welcome you, and the restaurants serve up the catch of the day for those of you keen to sample the seafood.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSome of the prettiest beach in the Salcombe area are tricky to reach by car, but that means you get to take a ferry and find your little slice of beachy South Hams Heaven. East Portlemouth beach is made up of shimmering coves and golden sand, and it\u0026rsquo;s a lovely spot to take the plunge and have a swim. And, if the kids are keen to have a go at some of the local water sports, you\u0026rsquo;ll find local schools where they can get started.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eThings to do in Salcombe\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eOk, so in the main, Salcombe holidays are all about enjoying the water and taking in the scenery, but there\u0026rsquo;s plenty to do in Salcombe on those days when you gather the kids and head out to see what you can see. Overbeck\u0026rsquo;s Musem and Garden was once the home of the scientist Otto Overbeck, and it\u0026rsquo;s perched high up on the cliffs that overlook Salcombe. One of the best vantage points to stop for awhile and take in those estuary views, the garden\u0026rsquo;s like a mini adventure. You\u0026rsquo;ll find banana plants, palm trees, olive trees\u0026hellip;and that\u0026rsquo;s before you\u0026rsquo;ve even stepped into the house.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt\u0026rsquo;s easy to miss the Salcombe Maritime Museum, but it\u0026rsquo;s open from April to October and it\u0026rsquo;s well worth a visit. Filled with treasures that tell the tale of Salcombe\u0026rsquo;s history, the museum\u0026rsquo;s one of those that bring the past to life for younger visitors as well as the mums and dads. The hands-on displays and the young sailors corner make the museum great fun for the younger members of the clan, and it\u0026rsquo;s a great starting point for your first visit to the town.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s one very important thing to do in Salcombe that we\u0026rsquo;re only too happy to help with, and that\u0026rsquo;s the all-important day on the beach. Hope Cove\u0026rsquo;s home to a pair of sandy beaches, and they\u0026rsquo;re the kind of coves that make you want to dig out your inner explorer and make your visit an adventure. \u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eSalcombe restaurants\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe know what you\u0026rsquo;re thinking, you need to know those unmissable Salcombe restaurants so you can start looking up the menus and planning to treat your inner foodie. So, let\u0026rsquo;s start with the Millbrook Inn. One of the things we love most about this rustic pub is that it sits on a little brook, so you\u0026rsquo;ll need to journey to it from Salcombe by boat, so summer sees its punters (as it were) turn up with the tide and leave when it goes back out.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNow, if you\u0026rsquo;ve visited Salcombe before you\u0026rsquo;ll already be familiar with The Winking Prawn. A foodie favourite when it comes to Salcombe restaurants, this one\u0026rsquo;s got it all. Perched on North Sands beach, this gorgeously laidback restaurant has shabby chic and good food down to a T. Whether you pop in for some serious dining, a cold beer and snacks or for one of their barbeques, you\u0026rsquo;ll be glad you did.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"salcombe","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Salcombe.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Salcombe and the Kingsbridge Estuary","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Salcombe Estuary is one of the best spots for a walk in the South Hams. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the estuary\u0026rsquo;s many valleys and creeks make a beautiful choice of short walks. The pretty town of Salcombe makes a peaceful starting place for a wander, and you\u0026rsquo;ll find plenty of spots to stop and indulge in a cream tea or grab an ice cream as you explore.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Salcombe Estuary may be known as an estuary but it\u0026rsquo;s actually a Ria, so remember to drop that into conversation as you walk to impress your party! Salcombe is one of the UK\u0026rsquo;s most loved sailing resorts, and its waters often welcome basking sharks and dolphin thanks to the estuary\u0026rsquo;s Mediterranean climate. Look out for the various forms of wildlife the waters are home to, as the estuary is as famous for its ecosystem as it is for its sailing conditions.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are dozens of creeks to follow as they branch off from the estuary, and each one will take to to a different spot, village or route. The head of the estuary is found in Kingsbridge, a busy market town packed with tradition. Whichever route you choose you\u0026rsquo;ll find thatched pubs and places to admire along the way, so the estuary is a great starting point for getting to know the real Devon during a visit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhether you choose to stay close to Salcombe and enjoy the views as you stroll the estuary nearby, or venture along one of the smaller creeks and explore where they lead, you\u0026rsquo;ll be treated to some of the South Hams\u0026rsquo; most stunning views.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.2387,"LocationLongitude":-3.76463,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/Salcombe_Summer_Sunrise.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/salcombe-south-hams/salcombe-and-the-kingsbridge-estuary","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/Salcombe_Summer_Sunrise.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"North Sands Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eNow be honest, how many beaches have you visited that were beside the ruins of a real castle? Well that\u0026rsquo;s just one of the ways this quiet beach in Salcombe stands out from the rest, and it\u0026rsquo;s a sandy gem that\u0026rsquo;s worth noting before a stay in the area.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNorth Sounds can be found to the south of Salcombe, and lies close to the ruins of Salcombe Castle, known as Fort Charles. Although North Sands is a fairly small Salcombe beach, it has the kind of golden sand that makes a holiday and it\u0026#39;s served by several convenient facilities.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith its own cafe, shop and parking \u0026ndash; North Sands is a great choice for a day by the sea in Salcombe. North Sands beach sits in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and welcomes dogs throughout the year, so it\u0026rsquo;s a great choice for those on dog-friendly beach holidays in Salcombe.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2302,"LocationLongitude":-3.78079,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/Salcombe beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/salcombe-south-hams/north-sands-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/Salcombe beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"South Sands and Splat Cove","Body":"\u003cp\u003eTo the south of North Sands lie South Sands and Splat Cove, two fine, sandy beaches in Salcombe. South Sands is a great beach for water sports, and there\u0026rsquo;s an equipment hire facility for those who fancy trying their hand at some water activities.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe parking can be limited at South Sands, but it has its own facilities \u0026ndash; including a shop, cafe and pub. Also, a ferry operates between South Sands and the estuary beaches across the bay \u0026ndash; so if you fancy hopping aboard for a change of scene be sure to look out for it. 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The area has a maritime heritage that spans back centuries, and the annual event celebrates its past in a colourful and exciting regatta each August.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSalcombe has held a sailing regatta for more than 150 years and, as you\u0026rsquo;ll find with all of the South West\u0026rsquo;s regattas, everyone\u0026rsquo;s welcome to join in and have some fun. The week-long programme is always crammed with events for the whole family, as well as maritime-themed activities, displays, swimming galas and plenty of opportunity to enjoy the water.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSalcombe Sailing Regatta means all kinds of sailing events to watch unfold on the estuary, parades, fireworks and the all-important sandcastle competition for the little ones. There\u0026rsquo;s always a torchlight procession that makes an enchanting sight and the Red Arrows often stun the crowds down on the ground as they show off their skills in the air.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis is a regatta with all the charm that makes Devon\u0026rsquo;s events stand apart from others of its kind, and Salcombe\u0026rsquo;s unspoilt beauty makes it a memorable week you\u0026rsquo;ll remember for a long time.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2384,"LocationLongitude":-3.76742,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/05/Round the Island.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/salcombe-south-hams/salcombe-town-regatta","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/05/Round the Island.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Merlin Rocket Week","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSalcombe Yacht Club proudly presents the action-packed Merlin Rocket Week each July, and as yachts take to the water in their scores the crowds gather to watch the action unfold from the shore.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe race includes up to 100 entrants and never fails to create a spectacle for those watching from the nearby beaches. Follow the crowds as they\u0026#39;ll let you know which beaches to stand on for the best views of this gripping event, as it\u0026#39;s not quite the same watching from indoors.Merlin Rocket Week is a popular annual Salcombe event and is not only great fun for the sailors who compete but also for those visiting. The estuary will become a patchwork of sails during the event so a camera is a good idea to capture the sight.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe event always takes place at the start of July, and the races are held from Sunday until Friday as the contestants battle for the title of Merlin Rocket Week champion. There\u0026#39;s always a great atmosphere during the week and it\u0026#39;s almost as entertaining joining in from dry land as for those out on the water.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/div\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2368,"LocationLongitude":-3.76741,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/james.lund/2013/08/Merlin_11132.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/salcombe-south-hams/merlin-rocket-week","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/james.lund/2013/08/Merlin_11132.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Overbeck\u0027s Museum \u0026 Garden","Body":"\u003cp\u003eOverbeck\u0026rsquo;s Museum and Garden is one of the South West\u0026rsquo;s most unique and beautiful attractions. With its very own banana garden, explore the dazzling purple echiums or unwind under the palms. The gardens are set against a backdrop of panoramic coastal and country views, so don\u0026rsquo;t forget your camera to capture the scenery.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Edwardian House belonged to Otto Overbeck, and is also open to the public. Go inside and marvel at his amazing invention \u0026ndash; the rejuvenator, and make sure you see the enormous music box which dates back to 1890. Whether you love gardens, or just fancy a unique day out, Overbeck\u0026rsquo;s shouldn\u0026rsquo;t be missed from your Salcombe family attractions.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2229,"LocationLongitude":-3.78392,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/09/chandelier.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/salcombe-south-hams/overbecks-museum-garden","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/09/chandelier.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Salcombe Maritime \u0026 Local History Museum","Body":"\u003cdiv\u003e\r\n\u003cdiv\u003e\r\n\u003cdiv\u003e\r\n\u003cdiv\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eFrom catastrophic shipwrecks to cunning pirates going about their murky dealings, the town of Salcombe has always had strong links with the sea and its past is a fascinating treasure trove of tales and real happenings. Where better to learn all about the triumphs and the disasters the town has witnessed in its waters than at Salcombe Maritime Museum?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis family-friendly attraction is packed from top to bottom with artefacts from shipwrecks, photos and paintings that tell the tale of a town\u0026rsquo;s relationship with the ever unpredictable sea. Hands-on displays encourage children to engage with what they sea, so visitors of all ages can learn everything from what life was like for young sailors, to how smugglers shaped the town and the quests to resurrect wrecked ships from all over the globe.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe museum includes fun models, interesting photographs and real shipwreck artefacts that explain the relationship between Salcombe and the sea, and there\u0026rsquo;s a whole collection of treasures found on the sea bed by the divers who have braved the deep waters. 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If you fancy relaxing over a meal while you admire Salcombe\u0026rsquo;s coastal scenery during your stay in Salcombe accommodation - Dick and Wills is the place to do it.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis bar and brasserie overlooks the estuary, and bustles with activity during summer! The terrace is great for al fresco meals and drinks, and the fresh food and friendly atmosphere make Dick and Wills a popular, stylish haunt. 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Located on Salcombe\u0026rsquo;s beautiful North Sands beach, The Winking Prawn is the perfect beachside restaurant, offering (weather dependant) summer barbeques, great food and refreshing drinks \u0026ndash; everything you could wish for during a relaxing day by the sea.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Winking Prawn offers a buffet breakfast menu, lunches, a children\u0026rsquo;s menu and dinners from 6pm, making it a great place to visit at any time of day. 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