Where is it?
North Devon, England
Why should I visit?
Salcombe has the best of both worlds – a selection of stunning beaches and a bustling little sea side town lined with pastel coloured houses.
Salcombe is super photogenic – with roads lined with pastel coloured houses, little boutiquey gift shops in every direction you look, insane sea views and a bustling harbour – you’re spoilt for choice on the photo ops!
As you wander through the town, make sure to stop off at Chranch’s Sweet Shop and The Plaice Restaurant for some good ol’ fish & chips.
The ferry leaves from The Ferry Inn (slap bang in the middle of Salcombe – you’ll find it) every 30 mins or so and takes you across to the other side of the estuary.
When you get off on the other side, you have a choice of beaches to visit.
We opted to head on over to Mill Bay Beach – but the choice is yours…
COST: £1.60 each way
When you hop off the ferry, there are signs for Mill Bay Beach that direct you up to a path behind the beach – ignore that – if you simply follow the beach (that you get off the ferry at) round to the left (facing the sea) for about 10 mins, you’ll come to Mill Bay.
The beach is privately owned, so very clean and un-spoilt. It seemed to be pretty full of families, which isn’t a problem, but if you head round the cove there are a load of little spots to sit on, sheltered by huge rocks.
Let me know, I’d love to know what you think of it…