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Jun 15, 2021 | Activities, Area Guides, Salcombe

What’s new in Salcombe? 

Neatly tucked away in the Kingsbridge Estuary of South Devon, Salcombe is a stunning holiday location that is the perfect British getaway. Here in Salcombe, we boast our stunning scenery, sun-soaked beaches and, of course, the abundance of activities available. This harbour town is always growing and adapting, with new things to do year on year. Here are some new, must-see things to do in Salcombe to add to your bucket list this summer. You’ll never tire of a place like Salcombe. 

Whitestrand Boat Hire

Whitestrand Electric Bikes-min

Whitestrand Boat Hire is a local Salcombe business that has been operating for over three decades. If you’re looking to sail on top of the gorgeous blue waters in Salcombe, look no further. However, it’s not just boats that you can rent. 

New for summer 2021, Whitestrand Boat Hire are now offering two exciting things for you to try. Perhaps take an electric bike out for the day to ride about the captivating town streets, or along the nature cycle paths. Whitestrand can lease electric bikes by the day or week if you’re looking for an exhilarating way to get around Salcombe.

After cycling to the beach, why not then rent a stand-up paddleboard? Available for children and adults you can see Salcombe from the water itself! Paddleboarding is a must for any family visiting Salcombe this summer and with daily and weekly rate, why wouldn’t you?


You might be heading to Salcombe in search of adventure, if so Wildbeings is the activity for you. Offering a variety of activities from paddleboarding to wild swimming and coastal hikes to outdoor fitness. With adventure and sustainability at the heart of everything Wildbeings does you can be sure you’ll see Salcombe in a way nobody ever has before. WildBeings

Throughout June, July and August of 2021 Wildbeings will be running private and bespoke retreats that can be tailored to you. No matter your fitness level, the team at Wildbeings are amazing at guiding you through the lesser-seen parts of Salcombe’s natural beauty. 

But wait, there’s more. Have you ever wanted to open water swim? Salcombe has some of the most beautiful waters in Britain, so now is your chance. It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced wild swimmer or not, the expert team at Wildbeings can guide you through. Choose between wild dips to begin, or longer open swims depending on your comfort levels. 

The Braai Guy at Port Waterhouse 

Salcombe is known for its many top-notch restaurants and eateries, but you’ll have never tried anything like the delicious food from The Braai Guy truck. This Salcombe staple is popular with locals and tourists alike and it’s easy to taste why. Succulent pulled pork burgers or maybe a smoked cauliflower and chickpea wrap, it really is difficult to choose. Not only is the food incredible, but all the produce is sourced locally in South Devon and cooked over a fire right before your eyes. Expect powerful, seasonal flavours and a rainbow truck!

The Braai Guy

The Braai Guy food truck serves a variety of South African inspired street food all over South Hams, but this summer you’ll be able to find him at Port Waterhouse. Port Waterhouse is located in the stunning village of East Portlemouth on the edge of the beautiful Salcombe Harbour in Devon. When you’re in Salcombe this summer take the passenger ferry from Salcombe to East Portlemouth and taste the tantalising tastes of The Braai Guy. 

Port Waterhouse also provides customised mooring services to boating enthusiasts in the Salcombe Estuary if you’d prefer to take your own boat to the Port Waterhouse pontoon.

SUP Walk

Salcombe is full of local family ran businesses, eager to make your holiday as memorable as possible for years to come. SUP Walk Adventures is a family ran business located in South Hams only 10 minutes from Bantham beach. The team is made up of experienced paddleboard instructors excited to show you the beautiful South Hams countryside and waterways. 

SUP Walk

SUP Walk offer paddleboard and walking tours and are happy to build tailored events to make your trips exactly what you want. Their mission is to show off Salcombe’s stunning scenery while keeping you safe for an experience you will never forget. 

If you can’t decide between a walking tour and paddleboarding, don’t worry! You don’t have to. SUP Walk can combine the best of both worlds in their Combo Adventures. Walk, swim and paddle your way around South Hams for the ultimate day out. And for a true wilderness experience try one of the early morning Wilderness Breakfast Paddles or a sunset tour – a stunning way to start or finish your day in Salcombe. It really is a must for anyone looking for an exhilarating summer 2021.

Visit Salcombe

Summer 2021 is finally upon us and Salcombe is excited to welcome tourists to our sunny seaside town. Our dedicated team at Salcombe Finest are always here to help you create the perfect getaway, we have a great passion for our town and want you to build long-lasting memories here! Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for more information on holidaying in Salcombe.

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