This vibrant busy town on the South Devon coast lies within the beautiful South Hams area and has a charm of its own; the streets are lined with shops, cafes and bars, and the town really comes to life during the annual regatta. There’s a delightful harbour and green hills slope gently down to little coves (great for picnicing and rockpooling) and to sandy beaches where you can try your hand at paddleboarding, kayaking or sailing. Popular eateries are The Victoria Inn, The Cove and The Crab Shed. Try Salcombe Dairy Ice Cream for freshly made ice cream available in lots of different flavours.
Dogs are allowed on the North Sands beach year round, and at most of the smaller coves across the estuary.