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Picturesque coastal town with a superb array of local food and drink to sample.

As soon as you arrive in Salcombe it’s easy to see why the has been a popular resort town for many years. The numerous boutique shops and restaurants which are dotted along the high street and waterside are a pleasure to visit. You can while away many hours just watching boats and other sea craft meandering up and down the estuary. The Ferry Inn is one of the best pubs in Salcombe, it’s a great spot to enjoy this low energy activity. On a warm day pick a bench on their terrace and relax with a drink or two and maybe some tasty fish and chips.

If you’re a fan of seafood we recommend paying a visit to the Winking Prawn restaurant. The shabby-chic beach cafe here sits just over the road from North Sands in Salcombe. It serves favourites such as buckets of prawns and platters of shellfish. However you can just enjoy a classic Devon cream tea or an ice cream here.

Just up the road is Overbecks. This National Trust property is fascinating and well worth a visit. It was the seaside home of inventor Otto Overbeck. The gardens and house are perched high on the cliffs above the town. The gardens are a pleasure to wander around with exceptional coastal views. Inside the house there is an array of antiquities to discover.

If you like gin then you must try some of the produce from the local distillery. Salcombe Gin is in our opinion delicious! At the waterside distillery you can go to gin school and develop and distill your very own 70cl bottle of gin. Learn what it takes to produce a well balanced and harmonious gin whilst enjoying a ‘Salcombe & Tonic’.

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