Salcombe Gin School 0.1 miles
The South West Coast Path was originally created by coastguards, patrolling the south west peninsula looking out for smugglers. They literally had to check in every inlet so their cliff top walk was well used and gives us the amazing Path we use today. The Path has also been used by fishermen looking for shoals of fish and checking the sea conditions.
As well as the views, you will can also see the coastguards' old stone stiles and walls in many places. Also a series of coastguard cottages was built with many of them still standing today although their use has of course changed.
The South West Coast Path itself is 630 miles long and is the longest National Trail in the country. Starting at Minehead in Somerset it runs along the coastline of Exmoor, continuing along the coast of North Devon into Cornwall. It follows the entire coastline of Cornwall, goes across
the mouth of the River Tamar and continues into Devon. After running
along the south coast of Devon it then follows the Dorset coastline
before finally ending at Poole Harbour.
1 Strand Court, Whitestrand Quay
Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8ET
t: 01548 843818
Crabfest is a celebration of crab and seafood in the South Hams. It will take place on the Sunday of the first bank holiday in May from 10am in Salcombe, South Devon. Enjoy hands on demonstrations, crab picking tuition, commercial crab fishing talk, demonstration kitchen, crab pot making, music, wine tasting and much more! The event is hosted in Island Street, Salcombe and across the town by Rotary Club of Salcombe. https://salcombecrabfest.co.uk/
A hidden paradise of subtropical gardens.
An exotic and fascinating hidden treasure perched high on the cliffs above Salcombe. Explore the banana garden, meander through the woodland, or relax beneath the palms. Walk along the coast path and soak up the spectacular panorama across miles of beautiful coastline and estuary.
Continue your journey of discovery into the Edwardian seaside home of eccentric scientist Otto Overbeck. See his amazing invention: the 'rejuvenator'; hear the polyphon, a giant Victorian music box; and discover the history of “Sharpitor” when it was a First World War convalescence hospital.
The perfect day out for families who enjoy exploring, or the keen gardener who wants to be inspired and excited.
We are always looking for new volunteers at Overbeck's - if you have some spare time and would like to be part of the team then let us know and we will show you around.
The National Trust owns over 40 miles of stunning coastline in the South Hams area. From small wild places where you can get really close to nature to popular beaches with great cafes and watersports.
For those that enjoy a walk, the Salcombe area has lots of beautiful trails inland and along the South West Coast Path. Download walks from our www.nationaltrust.org.uk/salcombe-to-hope-cove and www.nationaltrust.org.uk/east-portlemouth-to-start-point. Discover hidden sandy coves, rugged cliff tops, bronze and iron age settlements and wartime landmarks. Our new access for all route at Bolberry is great for those with push chairs or those less mobile www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bolberry-down
Visit our beautiful sandy beaches at South Milton Sands and Mill Bay, East Portlemouth, both great for families with safe bathing and great eateries nearby. We work with Singing Paddles to offer great canoeing experiences on the Kingsbridge and Salcombe estuary. For the more adventurous you can have a go at kayaking, stand up paddle boarding or windsurfing on the beach at South Milton. The Beachhouse café is popular hang out for early risers, fish lovers and sundowners.
We have a regular events programme that you can find on our website or our NTSouth Devon Countryside facebook page.
The Old Lifeboat House
South Sands Beach
Phone: 01548 843451
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From April 2019
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