After a busy time leading up to the festive period it is not surprising that many people decide to use their holiday break to get completely away from it all and enjoy a few days ‘far from the madding crowd’. However, many people still wish to enjoy the flavour of an English Christmas and New Year (rather than the hassle of flying abroad) – how about heading down to the South Coast to one of the mildest and picturesque spots in the UK? New year breaks in Salcombe, the most southerly resort in Devon, are very popular with people of all ages – and it’s not too late to book!
The beauty of the estuary in this seaside town, particularly at this time of year, is that the light playing on the water can be so magical. With the Winter sun lying so low in the sky, sunrise and sunset on a clear day can be truly awe inspiring and, remember, sunrise is at a civilised hour in December so you don’t have to get up in the middle of the night to enjoy it. After dark, the Christmas lights twinkling on the river is a sight to behold and adds an extra something to the festive season.
The famous South West Coast Path spreads out in either direction from the town – West towards Hope Cove and Noss Mayo, and East towards the stunning Start Point Lighthouse. Very few things stimulate the senses quite as much as a bracing walk along the cliff tops with the Atlantic crashing onto the rocks below. Just one of the many reasons to enjoy New Year breaks in Salcombe and the surrounding area!
Salcombe is one of the most popular sailing resorts in the UK, and you will find plenty of boutique shops and cafes in which to pass the time. Book a self-catering holiday home for your stay, you won’t need to worry about packing your own food and drinks as you can buy everything you need locally when you arrive and, if you don’t fancy cooking every night, you will find a variety of restaurants which cater for every taste and budget and serve some delicious local food and fresh seafood.
For those planning New Year breaks in Salcombe there are plenty of New Year’s Eve cocktail parties and dinner dances that one can attend, either in Salcombe itself, or in the immediate vicinity. Here are just some of the events over the New Year period, not to be missed:
- 27th-31st December – Dartmouth Players present Cinderella at The Flavel in Dartmouth
- 27th-31st December – The Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company are running their Yuletide Steam Trains
- 31st December – The Buckland Tout-Saints New Year’s Eve Ball
Looking for a last minute New Year break in South Devon? Save £300 on the stylish self catering property Kirkdale in Thurlestone, providing a very high standard of accommodation for families of up to 11 people, looking for five-star luxury this New Year. The property boasts a wonderful dining area – perfect for a New Year’s Eve feast with the whole family! With a TV Room and a Games Room, complete with a full size pool table, there is plenty to keep the children (and adults) entertained during your break. Over indulged over the festive period? Head out on the nearby South West Coast Path, or to one of the many close beaches, for a refreshing walk on New Year’s Day and enjoy the breathtaking sea views. The week commencing 30th December is now £2995 (was £3312). Three night short breaks are available from £2484.
Click here for more information about last minute availability for New Year breaks in Salcombe or call 01548 843773.