Our new #YourSouthDevon video showcases how holidaymakers here can spend each day as actively or leisurely as they wish. Here’s some information about the places we visited to create this feature.
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Let’s start with some of the beaches that form the backdrop of many scenes in #YourSouthDevon.
Bat and ball games at South Sands
South Sands is an unspoilt cove just a short walk from Salcombe – it’s the perfect spot for a day at the beach, followed by something to eat at the nearby Winking Prawn restaurant. You can reach South Sands on foot from Salcombe (around fifteen minutes) or take the popular South Sands Ferry.
The Sea Tractor
Visitors access the South Sands Ferry from the Sea Tractor, pictured below.
Bigbury-On-Sea’s stunning beach, famed for its surfing waves as well as the tidal land bridge that links it to Burgh Island, made an unmissable location for our video.
Bigbury ball games
This part of South Devon offers plenty of expansive beaches from Hope Cove to Challaborough – lots of room for kickabout.
North Sands, less than a mile south of the centre of Salcombe, is ideal for picnics…
… and pooches!
Sandcastles at East Portlemouth beach
There’s a nice mix of fine shingle and sandy beaches in South Devon, each with their own advantages. Sandy East Portlemouth, a stunning series of beaches you can access by passenger ferry from Salcombe, is perfect for building magnificent sandcastles, not to mention sunbathing, swimming and all your favourite seaside activities.
The view from East Portlemouth
The beaches of East Portlemouth are gorgeous when seen from Salcombe, and the reverse is also true!
From gentle walks on the South West Coast Path to surfing the waves off Bantham and Bigbury-On-Sea, our #YourSouthDevon video shows some of the activities for all to enjoy.
Toboggan rides are always irresistible for kids. We visited Woodlands Family Theme Park, just a few miles from Dartmouth, to capture some of the fun.
Paddleboarding at South Milton Sands
South Milton Sands is a popular beach for walkers, sunbathers and watersports enthusiasts alike. This stand-up paddleboard was hired from Triocean Surf.
Bodyboards at South Sands
With Sea Kayak Salcombe on hand, there’s plenty of watersports equipment for hire, including these bodyboards.
Discovery Surf School at Bigbury-On-Sea
Yet another reason to love Bigbury-On-Sea – it’s home to Discovery Surf School and their team of expert instructors.
Kayaking at Blackpool Sands
Stunning Blackpool sands, an unspoilt cove of fine shingle at the northern tip of Start Bay near Dartmouth, offers kayaks for hire (seasonally).
Heading onto the Coast Path at Hope Cove
As well as being a hugely attractive destination in its own right, Hope Cove is also the ideal starting point for a range of coastal walks.
There’s lots for little ones to enjoy at Pennywell Farm, a perfectly-sized attraction for young families, with generous supply of adorable animals to pet and play with…
…plus lots more to occupy the kids, such as a play area with a maze and an indoor soft play centre.
Thurlestone Golf Club
A round of golf at Thurlestone Golf Club involves stunning coastal views.
A rib ride off Salcombe
We pick up the pace with footage of a rib ride, courtesy of Sea N Shore, based in Salcombe.
Prefer to travel under your own steam? This scenic jog took place at Torpoint.
Dart Marina Health Spa
Dart Marina, just 10 minutes’ walk from the centre of Dartmouth, offers a range of indulgent treatments and packages. Guest membership is provided with most of our Dart Marina properties.
We offer 14 Dart Marina properties, many of which benefit from private balconies and uninterrupted views of the River Dart.