30 FREE Things to do in Salcombe and surrounding area


  1. Go crabbing off Victoria Quay in Salcombe.
  2. Have a walk along the golden sandy beach at East Portlemouth.
  3. Spot the wild birds at the North Sands Nature Reserve.
  4. Walk the stunning South West Coast Path to Hope Cove.
  5. Watch the Salcombe fishermen return with their catch of the day.
  6. Go rock pooling at North Sands beach at low tide.
  7. Wander along South Milton Sands and spot the hole in Thurlestone Rock.
  8. Go Blackberry picking at Snapes Point.
  9. Feed the Ducks at Torcross.
  10. Go swimming from our beautiful beaches.
  11. Pack up a picnic and go skimming stones at Thurlestone Sands.
  12. At low tide explore Burgh Island at Bigbury on Sea.
  13. Visit Torcross and see the World War II Sherman tank, from the D-Day landings.
  14. Spend a day taking part in the Salcombe Town Regatta activities.
  15. People watching while sitting on a bench at Whitestrand Quay in Salcombe.
  16. Enjoy the beautiful South Devon sunset from the Bench below St Clements Church in Hope Cove.
  17. During the Festive season visit Totnes Christmas Market.
  18. Start Point, one of the most Southerly points in picturesque South Devon. Walk along the South West Coast Path and view the amazing Start Point lighthouse.
  19. Walk the Salcombe to Bolt Head 2.75 mile walk on the South West Coast Path and take in the breathtaking view of Starehole Bay. ( maps on sale from Salcombe Information Centre )
  20. Watch the British Firework Championships take place from Plymouth Hoe during August.
  21. Visit the Church of St Peter the Poor Fisherman at Revelstoke in Noss Mayo.
  22. Walk the East Portlemouth to Gara Rock 3.75 mile walk on the South West Coast Path and take in the stunning view of the famous Salcombe Bar. ( maps on sale from Salcombe Information Centre )
  23. Visit Kingsbridge Farmers Market on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month
  24. Visit Salcombe Crab Festival on the first May Bank Holiday weekend in Island Street, Salcombe.
  25. Walk the AONB Salcombe to Snapes Point 2.75 mile walk overlooking the beautiful Kingsbridge Estuary. ( maps on sale from Salcombe Information Centre )
  26. Visit Totnes Good Food Sunday on 3rd Sunday of each month.
  27. Enjoy the Kingsbridge Food and Music Festival on the Quay during the first weekend in June.
  28. Spend the day taking a leisurely stroll along the River Avon at Loddiswell.
  29. Enter the sand castle competition at Hope Cove Weekend.
  30. Go Geocaching in the South Hams Countryside and along the South West Coast Path.