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{"LocationDetails":{"Id":785,"Name":"Thurlestone","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to holidays in Thurlestone\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eTo be honest, it would be easy to drive past this tiny hamlet on the Devon coast without even realising, but if you like your holidays away from the crowds and off the beaten track, it\u0026rsquo;s the perfect destination. Home to scenery that\u0026rsquo;s all the more beautiful for being unspoilt, Thurlestone sits right in the heart of a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAnd then there are the local beaches\u0026hellip;still undiscovered enough to feel far from the crowds even on the sunniest of days, these stretches of sand have a way of making you feel as though they were made just for you to wander them. Whether you sit for a minute and enjoy the view that Turner immortalised, or you go the extra mile and kayak right through it, it\u0026rsquo;s probably the most recognisable part of the area\u0026rsquo;s stunning landscape.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eBeaches in Thurlestone\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt\u0026rsquo;s true that you won\u0026rsquo;t find bustling amusements and lots of attractions around Thurlestone\u0026rsquo;s two sandy beaches, but that\u0026rsquo;s actually a big part of their appeal. With a Marine Conservation Society to its name in recognition of its gorgeous clear waters, you\u0026rsquo;ll find lifeguards on duty between May and September.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eJust imagine stepping into your flip flops and onto the sand, with nothing but the sound of the waves lapping the beach, and the sight of rolling hills in the distance. There\u0026rsquo;s something special about Thurlestone, and as it\u0026rsquo;s dog friendly all year round it\u0026rsquo;s also a great spot to enjoy some time on the shore with your pet.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you make your way a little further along the coast, you\u0026rsquo;ll find South Milton Beach. This one\u0026rsquo;s bigger than the main one at Thurlestone, and both of them have sheltered waters that make them great for families and those of you who just want to enjoy the surroundings without the crowds.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThings to do in Thurlestone \u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith the ever-elegant Burgh Island just across the water, you can hop aboard the sea tractor and trundle your way over the sand to the island that the likes of Dame Agatha Christie and Noel Coward used to visit when they needed time out. There\u0026rsquo;s a private hotel on most of the island, but you can still enjoy the views across the bay once you\u0026rsquo;re there and sample the menu at The Pilchard Inn, one of the area\u0026rsquo;s oldest pubs. Just be careful though, as the pub\u0026rsquo;s the subject of many a creepy ghost story\u0026hellip;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eSouth Milton Sands is a popular spot with the local surfing community, and the area\u0026rsquo;s surf school offers courses especially for beginners if you fancy having a go on the board. Or, if you\u0026rsquo;re happiest enjoying the area on foot, the sandy beaches along this stretch of coast make the perfect spots for a wander. \u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt\u0026rsquo;s tricky to imagine an area more suited for walkers than Thurlestone, and whichever way you head (coast or countryside), you\u0026rsquo;ll be greeted by view after view that\u0026rsquo;ll have you stopping to take another photo to share with those back home.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003ePlaces to eat in Thurlestone\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhen you\u0026rsquo;ve spent hours on the beach and it\u0026rsquo;s time to feed the family, head to The Beach House caf\u0026eacute;. Set right on the beach, and with the look of a quirky wooden beach hut, this friendly caf\u0026eacute; serves up laidback, hot food, snacks and drinks. The caf\u0026eacute; specialises in seafood, and whether you decide to take away and eat on the beach or sit at one of the picnic benches outside and admire the incredible views, you can enjoy the taste of fresh, local produce.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIn the summer, the menu overflows with fresh seafood carefully sourced from local suppliers, whilst winter visits are all about homemade soup to keep you warm while you blow the cobwebs out with a walk along the beach.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNext, there\u0026rsquo;s The Village Inn. Right in the heart of the village itself, this classic pub has a reputation for serving up big portions with friendly service. Serving up fresh, locally-sourced seafood and the usual pub favourites, this traditional village pub\u0026rsquo;s perfect for an evening meal after a busy day enjoying the beaches.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"thurlestone","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Thurlestone.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Burgh Island Spa","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThere are few places in Devon more entwined with hedonistic abandon, pleasure and escape than Burgh Island, so its spa packages must be pretty special. Burgh Island has been a favourite holiday haunt with the rich and famous, the literary and the jet set for generations, and some of its most famous fans have included Noel Coward and his friend Agatha Christie. So, if you\u0026rsquo;re after somewhere to free your mind and submit to the pleasures of pampering for a few hours, the Burgh Island Hotel Spa has got to be a good place to start.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Burgh Island Hotel offers a wide range of treatments for men and women, including full body massages, manicures and facials. If you\u0026rsquo;re planning a special night out during your holiday in Devon this is the place to start your preparations before slipping that dazzling dress on, or just pay a visit to unwind and enjoy the peace and quiet.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003ePerched on an island that can only be reached at low tide (unless you use the very exciting sea tractor...), the hotel has the feeling of being separate from the mainland, a quiet place to relax and somewhere to recharge. The hotel\u0026rsquo;s spa offers sophisticated treatments to relax and rejuvenate visitors, so book yours before your holiday so you don\u0026rsquo;t miss out.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2799,"LocationLongitude":-3.89719,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2015/01/couple spa.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/salcombe-south-hams/burgh-island-spa","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2015/01/couple spa.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Surfing at Bantham Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eEverybody loves to discover a quiet beach that feels like a forgotten treasure, and Bantham Beach opposite Bigbury is one of them. It may not be the easiest beach to get to but it\u0026rsquo;s worth it once you do and the surf\u0026rsquo;s pretty good too. The surf is great for newbies to the sport and learners, and there\u0026rsquo;s a notoriously friendly surf school there to make things easier. It\u0026rsquo;s worth turning up to Bantham pretty early and spending the day as the private car park isn\u0026rsquo;t the cheapest and charges per visit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eBigbury Bay may be shallow and sandy, but its natural topography has it pegged as one of the county\u0026rsquo;s best beaches for surfing. Devon\u0026rsquo;s south coast is more famous for its beauty and climate than its waves, but Bantham is one of the area\u0026rsquo;s finest places to bring your board.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAlthough privately owned, Bantham\u0026rsquo;s owners try to keep it as natural as they can and it\u0026rsquo;s remained a picturesque haven for wildlife. There are lifeguards on hand during busy times, but it\u0026rsquo;s such a safe area that many families bathe and swim in the sea on a warm day. You\u0026rsquo;ll find a surf school at the top of Bantham Beach that\u0026rsquo;s great for nippers and newbies.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2783,"LocationLongitude":-3.86882,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/lindsay/2014/07/bantham_05.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"thurlestone/bigbury-bigbury-on-sea/surfing-at-bantham-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/lindsay/2014/07/bantham_05.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"East Portlemouth Beaches","Body":"\u003cp\u003eEast Portlemouth is unusual in that it includes several small beaches, so you\u0026rsquo;ll have your pick of a scattering of secluded coves and sandy spots. If you prefer a quiet, unspoilt stretch of beach than the ones that attract the crowds then head to one of these and enjoy the feeling of enjoying somewhere the masses have missed.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beaches are found in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and even better, dogs are welcome along at any time of year. The three main beaches that make up East Portlemouth are Fishermans Cove, Milly Bay and Smalls Cove and each one has a Safe Bathing status. The water is shallow enough for children to paddle, clean and safe \u0026ndash; so this area is ideal for those with small children. If you\u0026rsquo;re hoping to get them used to swimming during a family holiday this quiet spot gives you the opportunity to ease them in without interruption.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eEveryone loves rock pooling, and when the tide goes out you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to wander the beaches and explore the many rock pools that suddenly appear. If you feel like venturing a little further during your day out, catch the ferry from Fisherman\u0026rsquo;s Cove to Salcombe\u0026rsquo;s beach (but be warned it\u0026rsquo;s usually much busier).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eEast Portlemouth Beaches are accessible for disabled visitors, and there are car parks, toilet facilities and a refreshment kiosk to keep the ice cream flowing. The coast path runs close to the beaches, so this is a great spot for walkers too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2302,"LocationLongitude":-3.7669,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/07/East Portlemouth.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_poi_logo/2013/04/1364812556.JPG/poi_logo.jpg","Alias":"devon/salcombe-south-hams/east-portlemouth-beaches","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/07/East Portlemouth.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Slapton Sands","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSlapton Sands is an unusual beach in that it faces the sea on one side and is backed by a lake on the other. Long and narrow, the beach runs for around three miles and it makes a great spot for a walk as dogs are allowed all year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFar more than just a pretty face, Slapton Sands is also home to more than its share of history. Look out for the Sherman tank mounted close to the beach, which remains a sombre reminder of the disastrous Operation Tiger that claimed the lives of ten servicemen in 1943 as they rehearsed for the D-Day landings.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beachside cafe serves food and drinks during the summer, and the crab sandwiches come highly recommended. The beach is accessible for disabled people and there are toilet facilities, so it\u0026rsquo;s ideal for a family day out.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find Slapton Ley Nature Reserve sheltered by Slapton Sands, so the long shingle beach acts as a protector for all kinds of flowers and fauna. The many animals that live in Slapton Ley\u0026rsquo;s freshwater lake vary with the seasons so no matter how often you visit there\u0026rsquo;ll be something new to see. Slapton Sands is THE beach for those who like to wander a long stretch of beach and do some exploring while they\u0026rsquo;re there.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe whole beach is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so expect to be impressed with the views, space and things to do.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2868,"LocationLongitude":-3.64485,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/101/2013/06/08 Building from Beach_6189.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/salcombe-south-hams/slapton-sands","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/101/2013/06/08 Building from Beach_6189.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Dartmouth Farmers’ Market","Body":"\u003cp\u003eDartmouth has established itself as the South West\u0026rsquo;s foodie capital in the last few years, and it should be high on the list of any visiting foodies exploring Devon. With an annual food festival that attracts celebrity chefs every October, Dartmouth has become almost as synonymous with food and produce as it is with sailing.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eDartmouth Farmers Market is held on the second Saturday of every month from 9am to 1pm and it\u0026rsquo;s one of those where you\u0026rsquo;ll find anything and everything. The Old Market just a short walk from the quay and it\u0026rsquo;s always packed with the very best of the seasonal produce from the local area. If you\u0026rsquo;re staying in a self-catering holiday cottage all that tempting fodder is a great excuse to stock up the cupboards and sample the area\u0026rsquo;s wares during your holiday.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhen was the last time you sat down to eat fish so fresh it was caught the day before? Or you made breakfast for you and your partner using eggs almost direct from a local farm? Thanks to the regular farmers market it\u0026rsquo;s all part of the Dartmouth experience. The market also offers all kinds of culinary herbs, preserves, fresh meat and poultry and speciality foods.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3517,"LocationLongitude":-3.58026,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/market.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/dartmouth-kingswear/dartmouth-farmers’-market","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/market.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Bigbury Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eAdd Bigbury to your \u0026lsquo;out of season\u0026rsquo; list to see it at its best, and expect a great time on the right day. Bigbury is a good choice for kite surfers for many reasons, and it\u0026rsquo;s especially worth a visit in a NW. Make sure you choose the right side of the spit facing the island in this wind direction and you\u0026rsquo;ll be in for an experience.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWatch the spit between Bigbury and Burgh Island at low tide, as you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to launch from either side depending on the direction of the wind. This works best out of season as the area gets incredibly busy during the summer. For the best beach head to Bigbury-On-Sea which is found just to the left of the spit. The beach is a favourite with windsurfers so take care at medium to high tide!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eBigbury is a south facing beach where any SW direction will generate a large swell, and mast high waves aren\u0026rsquo;t an unusual sight. Watch out for the strong current generated in this area by the River Avon, and also the wind shadow found at low tide in a westerly (caused by Burgh Island). Bigbury-On-Sea Beach is found in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and its water sports lure the adrenalin seekers as well as families throughout the year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAlthough Bigbury\u0026rsquo;s kite surfing is a big draw, we have to admit that there are also a couple of mouthwatering pubs nearby that always add to its lure! If you head over to Burgh Island the Pilchard Inn is infamous for its food and it\u0026rsquo;s packed with history too. There\u0026rsquo;s one thing to bear in mind though, the car park fees are a little on the high side.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3017,"LocationLongitude":-3.87312,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/1368184579.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/bigbury-bigbury-on-sea/bigbury-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/1368184579.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"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":"Bigbury-on-Sea","Body":"\u003cp\u003eFound right in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bigbury-on-Sea beach is one of Devon\u0026rsquo;s finest (and trust us, that\u0026rsquo;s no small accolade).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith a huge expanse of sand and child-friendly shallow waters the beach is one of the prettiest spots in the county and there\u0026rsquo;s plenty to see and do. With a Blue Flag for its general cleanliness and water quality the beach is accessible for everyone and lifeguards are on hand during high season to keep an eye on the water.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eDogs are welcome throughout the year (but they\u0026rsquo;ll need to stick to certain areas during the summer) and the rock pools that appear at low tide will keep young children entertained for hours. You can\u0026rsquo;t miss Burgh Island looming over this beach, and not only was it the inspiration for the island in Agatha Christie\u0026rsquo;s \u0026lsquo;And Then There Were None\u0026rsquo; but she spent time relaxing in its hotel with her good friend Noel Coward.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFancy a visit? There\u0026rsquo;s a sea tractor which takes passengers across the water when the tide\u0026rsquo;s in, or you can wait for the tide to go out and walk along the causeway...either way it\u0026rsquo;ll feel like an adventure.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cdiv\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u003c/div\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2833,"LocationLongitude":-3.89408,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/burgh island2.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"hope-cove/plymouth/bigbury-on-sea","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/burgh island2.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. 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