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Salcombe is an extremely popular location on the South Devon coasts which boasts mild weather throughout the year and a beautiful waterside location. Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty and with the sea on your doorstep, it is not hard to understand why many move to Salcombe. It is regarded as one of the most prestigious locations to live in Devon and this is reflected in the price and size of many of the properties.
The Britannia Lanes of Devon office is ideally located just 60 minutes from Salcombe, in Exeter. We can help with all aspects of moving house, as well as providing a variety of storage requirements to suit your needs.
Shopping in Salcombe
Many who live in the South Hams district head to Salcombe for its range of independent retailers. When it comes to fashion there is a Fat Face, Henri Lloyd, exclusive Quba, Joules, and Jack Wills. Salcombe is home to the first ever Jack Wills shop to have been opened in the UK.
Will Bees Bespoke are makers of unique British products, from diaries to handbags. Everything is made by hand and visitors can see items being made in the store and can also have purchases customised during their visit.
There are countless art galleries and home interiors stores that have artwork and furniture for sale that you would not find anywhere else. There are also a number of shops selling local produce and we highly recommend Roly’s Fudge.
Eating Out in Salcombe
The Winking Prawn is a beachside restaurant set in a 1920’s hut and very reminiscent of the seafood shacks in America. It is a fun experience and the breakfast, daytime, and dinner menus are a chance to sample some of the freshest seafood Devon has to offer.
Part of what makes Dick and Wills so special is the panoramic views of the estuary. The modern brasserie serves local and seasonal food with an array of delicious seafood dishes.
Lastly, The Crab Shed is a vibrant seafood restaurant in the heart of Salcombe on the water’s edge. The restaurant is supplied with the finest fish and shellfish directly from the boats that operate from The Fish Quay.
Transport Links Salcombe
The Salcombe Road is the main arterial road into the town and is accessible off of the A381 which connects to Kingsbridge.
Whilst there are a number of local and regional buses serving Salcombe, it does not have a train station. The nearest is Ivybridge, a 40-minute drive away. Services from Ivybridge call at nearby Totnes, and often head to Penzance, Plymouth, and London Paddington. Totnes one stop away from Ivybridge and a number of connecting services to various UK locations can be caught from here.