An unspoilt haven in the southernmost part of Devon, Salcombe sits at a large estuary and offers beautiful landscapes to discover. You can amble through its charming town centre, discover coves and lighthouses along the South West Coast Path, unwind on sandy beaches or go sailing and find your sea legs - it will all be a 15-minute walk or less from your Salcombe holiday home. This perfectly petite town offers something for everyone; the lone traveller, cuddled-up couple, or a big family holiday. There are even plenty of pet-friendly holiday cottages if you're travelling with your dog!
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Aiming to enjoy time outside during your stay in Salcombe? Book a holiday home with a garden for your trip. See our range of accommodation with gardens and find a holiday rental today - al-fresco dining, lawn games and outdoor fun with friends, family and pets await!
Apartments and holiday lettings with a kitchen
Looking for self-catering accommodation in Salcombe? Find the perfect letting for you with our selection of Salcombe holiday rentals with kitchens. Well-appointed and equipped with plenty of cooking appliances, these holiday homes are great for self-catered stays.
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Want to see even more of Salcombe on your trip? Enjoy incredible views across this destination from your holiday home or apartment by booking a rental with a balcony in Salcombe.
Popular holiday rental amenities in Salcombe
Listed above are the most frequently selected filters for Salcombe, as well as the number of holiday rentals which have the relevant amenity. In Salcombe, 1,153 properties include Internet. So, if you need internet access during your holidays, use the Internet filter to compare these rentals. Begin your holiday planning in advance if you want a rental with a jacuzzi or you want a letting with a sauna. There are only 7 properties listed providing Hot tub and 21 properties providing Sauna.
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The Weather in Salcombe
Here is our weather diagram for Salcombe. July is the warmest month of the year in Salcombe, with temperatures reaching an average daily maximum of 19°. On the other hand, you could have temperatures dropping under 6° in February. December is the rainiest month.
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Where to Eat on Holiday in Salcombe
On the estuary, Salcombe welcomes a wealth of ultra-fresh seafood. For delicious local flavours, try Dick and Wills. Centrally located, it’s made even more delightful by their large terrace. Watch the boats roll into the harbour while the sun sets over rocky cliffs.
In the heart of the town, you'll love Captain Flint’s Restaurant. They deliver excellent fresh pizzas, burgers, pastas, steaks, and salads. It's perfect for the pockets, with great quality and portion sizes at reasonable prices, and perfect to keep the little ones (and the big ones!) happy. Booking is not available, so it's best to show up early.
Feeling a little peckish after your evening meal? By night, the town’s bakery becomes a very popular (and very tasty) creperie.
Choosing a Salcombe holiday letting also means you can organise your holiday on your own schedule, including meals. Cosy up in your holiday cottage and a delicious home-cooked meal from local produce. The town offers traditional butchers, delis, bakeries and corner shops. If they don't have what you’re looking for, Tesco and Morrison’s are just a short drive away.
What Weather Can You Expect on Your Salcombe Holiday?
While the British weather is not renowned for its predictability, average temperatures from June to September should be around 19-21 degrees Celsius. Be sure to check the weather reports before your arrival, in case you need an extra jumper, or perhaps some Factor 50 suncream!
Seaside Fun in Salcombe
Salcombe has plenty of clean, sandy beaches - so bring your flip-flops and towels, take a blissful dip in cool waters and relax in the sun!
There are car parks at most beaches, but regular ferry boats also run from the town harbour, just minutes from your Salcombe holiday home, over to the main beach (5 min) and a larger one further up the coast (15-20 min). It’s not free, but the fun boat ride is well worth it – especially if you’re visiting with little ones. Don’t be afraid to find your own cove if you’re feeling more adventurous!
Feel the need for speed? Don’t miss out on RIB rides around the coast of Salcombe. Alternatively, you can hire your own boat, or even take a fun boating class.
Holidays with Pets in Salcombe
No matter what type of holiday cottage you're staying at, the Salcombe area provides plenty of opportunities for adventure with your furry friend. Remember to keep your dog on a leash, and don't forget a waste bag to clean up after your pet.
- Thurlestone Beach Also known as South Milton Beach, Thurlestone Beach offers a long stretch of sand for peaceful morning dog walks. An iconic, hollow rock sits several metres into the water, where visitors can wade to touch it. At high tide, it can be accessed with kayaks and paddleboats. The beach is also a popular spot for viewing magnificent sunsets.
- Hope Cove If you're looking for a little more exercise with your pooch, then the stretch from Salcombe to Hope Cove fits the challenge. Walking along this path will give you spectacular views of the turquoise sea. At the end of the path is the small village of Hope Cove. Here, you can play with your pet or get lunch as you relax by the water.
- Becky Falls Park Take a trip further out from your holiday cottage and experience breathtaking Becky Falls, 60km north of Salcombe. Various graded walks and hiking trails surround the falls. Families will also enjoy the woodland park area, with an animal collection featuring Shetland ponies and guinea pigs. The cafés and picnic areas throughout the park offer relaxing areas to grab a snack or drink.
Things to Do in Salcombe
Need to stretch your legs? At Salcombe’s information centre you can find scenic walking routes suiting families, keen hikers, and the more experienced athletes among us. Every walk incorporates the magnificent South West Coastal Path.
Alternatively, have a gentle meander through Salcombe’s streets. They are brimming with individual boutiques, galleries showing work from local artists, cafes and ice cream shops, plus an award-winning fudge and chocolate shop, Roly’s fudge pantry.
Overbeck’s garden and museum is an absolute must-see. A National Trust property, the house and gardens sit on top of the cliff face. Due to its warm micro-climate, it hosts fascinating semi-tropical gardens. It's perfect for a game of hide and seek, or for avid gardeners and botanists. Afterwards, sit on the lawn and sample the ultimate British delight: tea with fresh scones and a generous dollop of clotted cream, while taking in the spectacular sea view.
Further afield, but definitely worth the effort, is Greenway house and gardens. Another National Trust site, it was the holiday home of adored and celebrated writer, Agatha Christie. Here, you can find the author’s inspiration for some of her most famous work. Delightful for the whole family!
Close to your holiday home, you'll be able to find the old spirit of Salcombe with traditional singers and a local beer or two in the town's classic pubs. The Ferry Inn is worth a visit, with a great location right on the water’s edge.
Renting a Salcombe holiday home gives you a unique window into hundreds of years of British heritage. It's a friendly and endearing town, and with its surrounding natural beauty, a holiday here will stay with you for a long time. So why delay? Book your Salcome holiday letting now!
An Eventful Holiday in Salcombe
Experience an exceptional holiday in the private sanctuary of a holiday home. Stay near beautiful sea beaches, enjoy water sports, and be a part of the town’s fun events and festivals held all-round the year.
Salcombe Town Regatta Book your holiday cottage in August to enjoy this fair. From ice-cream eating contests, sailing events and air displays to live music and local delicacies, the festival promises endless family fun.
Devonshire Tar Barrels Be here in November to experience this 400 year old traditional festival – witness men carrying lighted tar barrels, streets decorated in lights, and much more.
Salcombe Crabfest Reserve your holiday home in May for this crab festival offering crab picking and cooking master-classes, wine tasting, and kids’ activities.
History and Nature
Hope Cove Beach
Located in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hope Cove Beach beguiles with its sea views and rockpools. There are charming cafes and pubs nearby.
Overbecks Museum and Garden
Located in an Edwardian house, the museum houses the collected objects of its eponymous owner, Otto Ludwig Overbeck, which include historic model ships. The coastal views from the tropical gardens are memorable.
Salcombe Maritime Museum
The museum houses paintings, photographs and artifacts that trace Salcombe’s marine history. Look out for the sea-bed treasures recovered from ancient shipwrecks by divers.
With terrific 360-degree views of the Salcombe estuary, Snapes Point is also a birdwatching hotspot with little egrets and kingfishers to look out for.
Salcombe War Memorial
Facing the atmospheric Kingsbridge-Salcombe Estuary, the memorial pays homage to the 13 volunteer lifeboatmen who died at sea near Salcombe on the 27th October 1916, while attempting to rescue passengers from a shipwreck.
Information about holiday rentals in Salcombe
|🏡 Holiday homes available||945 properties|
|💳 Discounts available||up to 68%|
|🌙 Nightly prices from||£47|
|⭐ Popular amenities||Pets allowed, Parking and Internet|
|🐾 Pet friendly rentals||173 properties|
|🏊 Holiday rentals with pools||118 properties|
Frequently Asked Questions
How many accommodation are available to rent in Salcombe?
There are currently 945 holiday lettings in Salcombe to choose from and book for your upcoming trip.
What is the most searched holiday apartment amenity in Salcombe?
Travellers planning trips to Salcombe usually search for Pets allowed, Parking, and Internet as holiday home amenities.
How many holiday rentals with a pool there are on offer in Salcombe?
Holiday apartments with pools are 12 of all in Salcombe.
Can i bring my pet when staying in a Salcombe holiday home?
Pets are welcome in Salcombe with 173 pet-friendly holiday lettings.
What is the best time of year to travel to Salcombe?
July and August are the warmest months in Salcombe, while July and April have the least rain.
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