WHAT TO DO
SOUTH SANDS BEACH
Bolt Head, Salcombe TQ8 8LL
Idyllic, unspoilt and best of all, sheltered. South Sands beach is perfect for a stroll on a sunny day. The cove protects it from the sea breeze so why not throw caution to the wind and take a picnic? Then work off your lunch with a three mile hike up to Bolt Head beach. This walk is part of the South West Coast path and you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views.
WHERE TO STAY
COAST & COUNTRY COTTAGES
Hannafords Landing, Island Street, Salcombe, Devon TQ8 8FE • coastandcountry.co.uk
Salcombe is the place for a weekend getaway in a cosy little retreat. But it’s also the ideal spot for a longer holiday. Or maybe you’re planning a reunion and want a spacious airy house for a larger group. Whatever your plans, Coast & Country Cottages has just the place with around 400 stunning self-catering homes. The only downside is you have to go back to your own home at some point.
WHERE TO EAT
THE SALCOMBE DELICATESSEN
52 Fore St, Salcombe TQ8 8JE • salcombedeli.co.uk
If holiday picnics make you think of cheese and sand sandwiches, it’s time for an upgrade. Head to the Salcombe Deli to pack a picnic that will be the envy of the beach. Fresh pastries, locally produced cheeses, Devon ham, Wild Boar salami, antipasti, chilli jam and chocolate dipped biscuits. Actually, maybe get a bit more of that ham. Utterly delicious.
WHERE TO DRINK
SALCOMBE GIN DISTILLERY
The Boathouse, 28 Island St, Salcombe TQ8 8DP • salcombegin.com/gin-school
This one is for gin lovers everywhere. If you’re au fait with the one shot method then you’ll know that Salcombe gin is made the old fashioned way. But don’t take our word for it. Create your own gin at the gin school – keep it classic with juniper berries or experiment with citrus or spicy botanicals. Think carefully, because afterwards you can head to the distillery bar at The Boathouse to enjoy the fruits of your well-earned labour.
WHAT NOT TO MISS
6 Fore Street Salcombe TQ8 8BY • rolysfudge.co.uk
You can smell the fudge cooking as you walk down Fore Street, beckoning you into the shop. It’s a feast on the eyes too, as you can watch it being made by hand inside. There might be 30 years of fudge making expertise on display, but at Roly’s, it’s still all about the taste. They’ve won four gold Taste of the West awards – but this is one you need to judge for yourself! And there’s a brand new Salted Caramel Fudge Sauce which launched this year… just saying.