Things to do and places to eat

Things to do

There are different levels of surfing in Bantham, Bigbury and even Hope Cove. Keep an eye on Magic Seaweed @magicseaweed for up to date reports. Dave and the team at Tri-Ocean can arrange surf hire. There is a surf school at Bigbury – they have gear for hire too.

Paddleboarding and Kayaking is wonderful just here in the cove and you can hire kit from Dave at Tri-Ocean too

Walk the coast path – we have put a map in your room with a couple of routes we love. We can pack you a picnic and send you off in the right direction. Salcombe one way and Bantham the other!

Crabbing is great fun from the wall in Salcombe, you can pick up all the gear and bait there.

There are a couple of sailing schools in Salcombe with Laser Picos and Wayfarers or if you would like a more traditional experience Scratch Hitchens has a Salcombe Yawl he can take you out on.

Places to eat

Jane and Sam at Wild Artichokes in Kingsbridge for their amazing feast nights from Wednesday to Saturday, booking essential

The Seahorse in Dartmouth is a favourite – definitely book

The Crab Shed in Salcombe does a lovely crab sandwich, if you call ahead they can make you a batch for a picnic on the beach or book one of the tables in the sun on their terrace overlooking Shadycombe Creek.

The Millbrook at Southpool is worth a visit especially if you are fortunate to have a boat and the tide is in your favour. Otherwise it is a lovely drive around the estuary. Again you must book as it is tiny and very busy!

On the long beach at Beesands is The Britannia which does excellent fish and chips.

Further afield is The Bull in Totnes and also the brilliant Coombeshead Farm over near Lewannick.