I’ve recently returned from a wonderful long weekend in Salcombe, Devon. There’s something so special about this part of the South Hams…the beautiful golden sandy beaches across the estuary in East Portlemouth, the azure sea water, the rolling surrounding countryside, and the independent shops, cafes and restaurants. And let’s not forget the micro-climate which blesses Salcombe with balmy summers and mild winters.
Located within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this popular seaside town is only a half-hour drive from where I was born and grew up. So it holds very special memories for me. In particular, because back in the late 1960s and 1970s, my parents used to regularly enjoy Saturday evenings with friends at the Marine Hotel, now renamed the Salcombe Harbour Hotel.
Below you’ll find a few photos from my recent visit. Head over to my YouTube channel to discover and see my video featuring lots more of this wonderful place. You’ll discover my favourite place to eat in the evening, two ideas for coastal walks and where to buy your lunch/breakfast. Plus details of a great place to stop on your drive down to the South West.
If you’d like some more inspiration regarding where to go for a seaside holiday, then you may like to read this post about the Isles of Scilly.
(Images | Rona Wheeldon)