The South Hams

The South Hams is a geographic and administrative area comprising 342 square miles, most of this area and its 52 miles of glorious coastline being officially designated as an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Its Beaches have won more clean water awards than any other district in Britain with many wonderful towns and villages waiting to be explored.

With a strong rural and maritime heritage it is noted for its quality local food, culture and scenic landscape. Itis a region of rural and coastal Devon much of which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, stretching as far as the edges of Dartmoor National Park and featuring one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the UK which spans between Torbay and Plymouth incorporating the popular towns of Salcombe, Dartmouth, Kingsbridge, Totnes, Modbury and Ivybridge.

If you love the outdoors, you’ll love The South Hams. It’s a wonderful outdoor environment, with rivers, moor land, coasts and the sea offering visitors a range of activities including canoeing, walking and sailing to name but a few.

Heritage fans will love local attractions such as Totnes Castle, Dartmouth Castle and a variety of National Trust Properties.

A range of arts, music and food festivals have become increasingly popular over the years and for the nautically inclined Salcombe and Dartmouth have a big tradition of sailing regattas.

Boasting some of the best produce in the West Country, here you’ll be treated to fine dining using local fresh produce. With seafood, towns such as Salcombe and Dartmouth priding itself on award-winning pubs and restaurants and inland gastro pubs serving traditional home cooked fare.