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Feb 15, 2018 | Area Guides, Salcombe

We might be a little biased, but we truly believe that some of the most beautiful views in the world can be found in Salcombe in South Devon. Here are our top 10 favourite views in Salcombe:

1. Bantham 

As well as being stunningly beautiful, Bantham beach is one of South Devon’s most popular surfing beaches, so as well sea views of the sandy bay and surrounding coastline, you’ll be able to watch surfers, windsurfers and kitesurfers from all around the World in action.


2. Snapes Point

Snapes Point walk is a beautiful walk with plenty of stops for boat and bird watching. It projects directly onto the Kingsbridge estuary and offers 360-degree views of the surrounding hills, cliff tops and estuary. What’s more – it’s dog-friendly!

snapes point sunset

3. Cable Cottage

As one of the most sought-after properties in the whole of Salcombe, Cable Cottage sits on the water’s edge of North Sands, just a stone’s throw from the sandy beach. Take a book and a bottle out onto the private terrace, where you can watch the sun go down as you relax. 

4. Island Street Bar & Grill 

If you like your views with a side order of fries, head to the Island Street Bar & Grill. This lively restaurant has floor to ceiling windows that overlook the harbour, so it’s perfect for watching the sun go down (while sampling their extensive cocktail menu!)

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5. Upper Decks

The truly unique thing about Upper Decks holiday home is not only the view but how you get to enjoy it! Jump into the hot tub and enjoy a glass of bubbles while soaking up views of the Salcombe estuary below.

Upper Decks View

6. Start Point

Start Point is home to the only lighthouse in Devon open to the public. Take a guided tour and discover the breathtaking views of the most southerly tip of Devon. It’s even got its own ‘Start Point’ gin named after it! Bring a picnic and your binoculars and you may even spot some of the local marine life such as seals and dolphins while exploring the coastal path.

Start Point

7. Salcombe Gin Distillery

Our list wouldn’t be complete if it didn’t include somewhere to enjoy a locally made G&T while looking over the water. Salcombe Gin Distillery Bar is beautiful day or night – watch the boats during the afternoon or spend the evening gazing over the water while the lights around the harbour twinkle.

gin bar salcombe

8. Bolt Head

If you’re looking for a dog-friendly walk with estuary views, try the Bolt Head walk. This varied route is around 4.5 miles and takes you down to a secluded beach at Soar Mill Cove and around the jagged rocks at Bolt Head.

Bolt Head

9. Gull Rock

Gull Rock was made for sailing enthusiasts! Private access to the slipway means you can get in your own boat and enjoy the views of the open water. Alternatively, the master bedroom is completely glass-fronted so you can relish the backdrop of sandy beaches and dramatic coastlines from the comfort of your bed.

Gull Rock Views

10. The Ferry Inn

The Ferry Inn is affectionately known as ‘the most amazingly located pub in the world’ by locals and holidaymakers alike. Visit, and you’ll instantly understand why. Perched right on the waterfront, a stone’s throw from the Portlemouth and Kingsbridge ferries jetty, The Ferry Inn offers spectacular views over the estuary.

Ferry Inn


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