Romantic Salcombe – The Perfect Short Break for Couples

October 29th, 2013 | By Clare Levy

If you’re looking for a romantic getaway with your other half, then look no further than the beautiful waterside town of Salcombe.

This popular resort is renowned for being the ideal location for family holidays, but it also has so much to offer to couples looking for a short break or a bolt hole in which to escape from it all.

Another bonus of taking a short break in South Devon is that you don’t have any of the hassle associated with taking a trip to a European destination or even to the hustle and bustle of London; you can simply hop in the car and be on your way!

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Romantic walks along the South West Coast Path with stunning scenery

What’s On Offer?

Romantic boltholes are in great supply in Salcombe, so you’ll find the perfect accommodation with ease! Whether you’re after an ultra-modern exclusive pad or a shabby chic style cottage, a central location or one that’s a little more secluded, there’s a holiday property waiting for you!  Take your pick from a plentiful supply of delightful properties, which are the perfect escapes for couples.  Whether you’re after roaring open fires or jacuzzi baths, you’ll be sure to find your ideal holiday cottage.

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Seagull Cottage, Salcombe is the perfect retreat with delightful estuary views

Dining out is often a key component of any romantic break and you will be spoilt for choice by the range of swish eateries on offer in Salcombe.

A popular choice for a special evening is Dick and Wills, a popular waterside brasserie with beautiful views of the Salcombe estuary. Choose from an array of seafood inspired dishes such as the incredibly delicious lobster thermidore, paired with a plentiful portion of chips.  Another venue to check out is The Galley Restaurant on Fore Street, which offers locally sourced products including a sizzling West Country fillet steak; just make sure you leave enough room for the white chocolate panna cotta!

There’s an abundance of beautiful walks on offer in Salcombe and these include the popular Salcombe to Hope Cove route, which incorporates part of the spectacular South West Coast Path. Why not take a picnic with you and enjoy this en route?  Call into The Salcombe Yawl before you set off and stock up on delicious treats to sample whilst taking in the stunning views of beautiful waters and jagged cliffs.

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Delightful treats from The Salcombe Yawl


Don’t forget to pay a visit to one of Salcombe’s wonderful secluded coves to take in the picturesque views. Wrap up and grab a hot chocolate from The Winking Prawn beachside cafe adjacent to North Sands beach and witness the sparkly waters at close proximity.

If you fancy treating your other half, then there’s a great selection of clothes shops in Salcombe including Joules and Seasalt. Also, try the Amelia’s Attic boutique for unique and eye-catching pieces for her. For gifts for him, pay a visit to Crew Clothing, which provides versatile and stylish outdoor menswear.

Ready to plan your romantic getaway?

View our extensive range of self-catering holiday cottages in Salcombe to get started!