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Mar 6, 2018 | Dartmouth, Family Days Out, Hope Cove, Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Strete

Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to say thank you for the years of support, love and tasty home-cooked dinners. Here at Salcombe Finest, we love celebrating this special day and have suggested six of best ideas for a memorable Mother’s Day in South Devon. Happy Mother’s Day Mum’s!

1. Create Your Own Gin

Not content with simply selling award-winning gin, Salcombe Gin Distillery can help you create and distil your very own gin recipe at their gin school.

Alternatively, take your mum for a midday G&T at their converted boathouse bar, where you can spend the afternoon looking out over the Salcombe estuary while you sip on their sublime cocktails.

Buy a gift voucher here.

Salcombe Mothers Day Gin

2. Enjoy Dinner with a View

It’s hard to decide what’s more beautiful at the South Sands Restaurant – the sea views from the terrace or the perfectly dressed plates of food served up by executive chef Allister Bishop.

Using fresh beachside produce, the dishes are inspired by the surrounding countryside and have an understated elegance in both look and flavour. Book for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even afternoon tea, which you can take on the perfectly located terrace.

Book a table online.

South Sands Mothers Day

3. Sail the Seas

For a mother’s day that’s totally unique to Salcombe, sail the sea on the traditional Salcombe Yawl. Derived from old fishing boats from the turn of the 20th century, the yawls are now mostly made of mahogany on elm and are unique to Salcombe.

Local legend Scratch Hitchen has over 45 years experience on the water and teaches sailing tuition by day. If you’re looking for something a little more relaxing, he can also take up to 5 people for a leisurely sail around the harbour.

Get in touch and find out more about the Salcombe Yawl.

Mothers Day Sailing Salcombe

4. Bring Her Some Blooms

This year, ditch the supermarket flowers and show your mum you really care with a carefully crafted bouquet from Moss. Hand-tied arrangements start from £25 are created using seasonal blooms – they’ll even make you a custom colour bouquet if you get in touch with them in good time.

Their Devon shop in Kingsbridge also stocks soaps, cashmere and botanical candles such as their popular Rose Rain aromatherapy candle, which contains over 60 rose petals in each candle and has gathered almost a cult following over the years.

Order a custom bouquet online.

Mothers Day Flowers Salcombe

5. Treat Her to a Massage

If you’re staying in one of our Salcombe Finest Holiday Homes, get in touch and we will arrange for one of our mobile massage or beauty therapists to come and pamper your mum on her special day.

Turn your space into a pop-up spa with the relaxing Rest & Unwind Package, which includes a relaxing treatment for your mum and yourself. Well, you wouldn’t want her having to indulge alone, would you?

Find out more about pampering in Salcombe.

Mothers day massage salcombe

6. Explore the Coast by Kayak

If you’re mum’s an adventure seeker, why not book the whole family on a sea kayak tour? You’ll get to explore the South Devon coastline and beaches over 3 hours, stopping for refreshments (and maybe a cheeky swim!) along the way. You don’t need any experience, just enthusiasm and a sense of adventure.

Once the tour is over, we’d recommend warming up by going for Sunday lunch at one Salcombe’s lovely local pubs. 

Learn more and discover the different types of tours on offer here.

Mothers Day Kayak Salcombe

Whatever you end up doing this Mother’s Day, make sure she knows how much you care by taking her out in Salcombe. After all, Mother’s Day only comes around once a year, but she’s still looking out for you every single day.

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