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Price and Availability Index in Salcombe
Holiday Letting Price Information in Salcombe
The graph shows average prices of holiday lettings in Salcombe for the next twelve months. The week with the highest average prices is in July (27/07 - 03/08). During this week, a night will cost on average £207. The cheapest week is in November (02/11 - 09/11). Prices fall to an average of £96 per night.
Holiday Home Availability Information in Salcombe
This graph shows the holiday letting availability rate for the next twelve months. The week with the highest booking rate in the next 6 months is in July (06/07 - 13/07), when 60% of the holiday lettings are booked. People tend to travel to Salcombe least during a week in October (05/10 - 12/10) when only 16% of the rentals are booked.
The Weather in Salcombe
This is the climate diagram for Salcombe. During July, maximum temperatures climb above 22°. January is the coolest month, with the average minimum temperature falling to 2°. The rainiest month is July, while the driest month is March.
Book a Salcombe holiday home for the classic British seaside town experience
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.
How to get to Salcombe
By car, simply follow the M4/M5 or M25/M3/A303/A30 to Exeter and then the A38/A384/A381. If you're coming by train, the nearest stations are Totnes (33 km) and Plymouth (40 km).
Where to eat 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.
The weather in Salcombe
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.
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!
History and nature in Salcombe
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.
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