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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Bar
“Quirky seafood shack style restaurant on the beach with great views. Self service and relaxed style. Great breakfast!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Museum
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“Formerly the seaside home of inventor Otto Overbeck, the gardens and house are perched high on the cliffs above Salcombe. It is home to an unusual collection of rare and tropical plants, creating a dramatic display of hot colours and exotic scents. It is the perfect day out for keen gardeners seeking inspiration. The museum houses some of Overbeck's art and natural history collection together with a display of items relating to the maritime history of the area.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ The Bar & Grill is the perfect place to chill and just a lovely 15-minute walk from The Recording Studio. There are comfy outdoor sofas on the terrace overlooking the waters edge, and their cocktail concoctions are delicious. There is always an electric atmosphere in the evening, especially as most Saturday nights throughout the year there is a live band and lots of dancing. The large sumptuous sofas inside are ideal for watching any sport of interest to you on state of the art wide screen T.V’s. We personally love having their Sea Food Sharing Platter with a group of friends and if your feeling naughty the waffles pretty irresistible. A – Hannaford's Landing, Unit 4, Island St, Salcombe ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“Amazing coffee and wonderful gin cocktails in stylish interior. Their popular gin school is a must do experience! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Slightly more on the expensive side but has really delicious food and gorgeous cocktails. They also have a lovely spa which non-residents can use for treatments. Well recommended! The massages and facials are INCREDIBLE! www.harbourhotels.co.uk/hotels/salcombe”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“A wonderful waterfront restuarant that we keep going back to time and time again. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This restaurant is also amazing for Seafood! It is a tiny restaurant so worth booking a table. You can also pre-order a truly yummy fruits de mer! www.crabshed.com”
  • 5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“One of the largest beaches Salcombe has on offer, with a huge expanse of dry sand. There is a stream running down one side of the beach, which is the perfect playground for children; building moats around castles or dams. During high season there is a food bus parked near the National Trust car park (free to members), selling delicious snacks and drinks. Accessible by: Jumping onto the Salcombe to East Portlemouth passenger ferry and then a short beautiful walk along past Smalls beach at low tide or take the coastal lanes. Alternatively, hire or use your own boat to access this beach. Closest toilets are at the back of Mill Bay. Dogs allowed all year. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Approximately 30-40 minute walk from the cottage- (all down hill!) on footpaths. It is a really stunning walk with sea views and ends up at South Sands beach where there is a hotel which has a very good restaurant and even better cocktails! To avoid the walk back (uphill!) then are lots of paw-friendly taxis. From South Sands beach, you can get the little tractor-ferry over to Salcombe. It is such good fun. You don’t need to pre-book you just turn up and pay on the boat. It’s about a 30 minute ride to Salcombe and they run every half an hour. (They are closed during the winter so I’m not entirely sure if they will be up and running again yet). ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
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“Explore the home of Otto Overbeck! See his inventions, and really diverse collections, from beetles to maritime history. Amazing gardens to explore, and plenty of activities to entertain everyone!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Their artisan oven baked pizzas are delicious, with lots of tasty toppings to choose from. Lovely to watch your pizza being cooked in the oven clad in beautiful wooden boarding. A – Union Street, Salcombe, TQ8 8BZ T – 01548 842868 W – www.thefortsalcombe.co.uk”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Probably the most popular restaurant in Salcombe with Children. Specialising in fantastic homemade crispy base Pizza’s, Pasta & burgers. There are Caribbean vibes inside, with the pirate theme and bright colours. No need to book, just queue outside from 5:30pm, definitely worth the wait. Alternatively you can order take away pizzas…all you have to do is pick them up. A – 82 FORE STREET, SALCOMBE, DEVON TQ8 8BY T – 01548 842357 W – www.captainflints.co.uk ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Premise
“Approximately 30-40 minute walk from the cottage- (all down hill!) on footpaths. It is a really stunning walk with sea views and ends up at South Sands beach where there is a hotel which has a very good restaurant and even better cocktails! To avoid the walk back (uphill!) then are lots of paw-friendly taxis. From South Sands beach, you can get the little tractor-ferry over to Salcombe. It is such good fun. You don’t need to pre-book you just turn up and pay on the boat. It’s about a 30 minute ride to Salcombe and they run every half an hour. (They are closed during the winter so I’m not entirely sure if they will be up and running again yet). Approximately 30-40 minute walk from the cottage- (all down hill!) on footpaths. It is a really stunning walk with sea views and ends up at South Sands beach where there is a hotel which has a very good restaurant and even better cocktails! To avoid the walk back (uphill!) then are lots of paw-friendly taxis, as listed below, which are usually around £10-£12 www.southsands.com From South Sands beach, you can get the little tractor-ferry over to Salcombe. It is such good fun. You don’t need to pre-book you just turn up and pay on the boat. It’s about a 30 minute ride to Salcombe and they run every half an hour. (They are closed during the winter so I’m not entirely sure if they will be up and running again yet). ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Premise
“Family friendly pub with a children's play area outside. Reasonably priced food and comfortable indoor and outdoor eating. In the summer check their blackboard as they often have storytelling on for the children”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“On of the best locations in Salcombe to enjoy breathtaking views of the estuary.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Locality
“Idyllic costal village, great cafes, restaurants & walks & to hang a crab line. ”
  • 43 locals recommend