A leafy town and busy natural harbour on the Kingsbridge estuary.

"Salcombe is a popular resort town in the South Hams district of Devon, south west England. The town is close to the mouth of the Kingsbridge Estuary, mostly built on the steep west side of the estuary. It lies within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The town's extensive waterfront and the naturally sheltered harbour formed by the estuary gave rise to its success as a boat and shipbuilding and sailing port and, in modern times, tourism especially in the form of pleasure sailing and yachting. The town is also home to a traditional shellfish fishing industry. The town is part of the electoral ward of Salcombe and Malborough, for which the 2011 census recorded a total population of 3,353.Kingsbridge Estuary (actually a ria or drowned valley) lies between Bolt Head and Sharpitor on the west and Portlemouth Down on the east, and runs inland for some 8.6 kilometres (5.3 mi). The estuary was designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest in February 1987 and is also a Local Nature Reserve." Wikipedia

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We visited during the evening and enjoyed the street full of bars and restaurants overlooking the harbour. Very quaint.

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Salcombe is a town on the Kingsbridge Estuary in Devon. It is located in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is in the South Hams District. Like the majority of towns beside wate...

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Salcombe Town Pontoon
1 . Salcombe Town Pontoon

The Bag is a fixed shore side pontoon up the Kingsbridge Estuary off the Salcombe Town.

Salcombe Buoys
2 . Salcombe Buoys

The harbour provides a large number of buoys in in the estuary outside of the town.

The Bag Pontoon & Buoys
3 . The Bag Pontoon & Buoys

This Kingsbridge Estuary has three floating pontoons in the estuary none connected to the shore. The area is scattered with swing mooring buoys.

Salcombe South Sands
4 . Salcombe South Sands

A sandy beach head between two rocky shores, with plenty of boats anchoring up.

Elender Cove
5 . Elender Cove

A smal sandy cove sheltered by the surrounding rocky shore.

Kingsbridge Quay & Pontoon
6 . Kingsbridge Quay & Pontoon

Kingsbridge is 3 miles up the estuary from Salcombe and offers a quayside on the west and a pontoon on the east.

Dartmouth Pontoon & Buoys
7 . Dartmouth Pontoon & Buoys

Dart Harbour is a Trust Port in one of the finest natural harbours in the UK. The River Dart whose source is high on Dartmoor flows through the towns of Totnes and Dartmouth, South Devon, England. ...

8 . Darthaven

Darthaven Marina (based at Kingswear directly opposite Dartmouth) has 270 berths in total set over four main pontoons and prides itself in keeping a clean and well maintained environment throughout...

9 . Dart

A warm welcome to all boat owners and their crews. Our yacht harbour on the River Dart has a first class position within Dartmouth's spectacular deep-water estuary.Entering between two castles, you...

10 . Noss

Set on the sunny eastern bank of the River Dart, in a secluded area of outstanding natural beauty and just minutes from Dartmouth, Noss on Dart Marina offers easy access to some of the most beautif...

Dittisham Buoys
11 . Dittisham Buoys

A small village up the river Dart 5 miles north of Dartmouth with a scattering of mooring buoys.

River Yealm Buoys
12 . River Yealm Buoys

A long sweeping river full of buoys and quite congested, hidden and sheltered behind the headland.

Totnes Dock
13 . Totnes Dock

A large dry dock on the river side south of the town, further up the river splits around a large mound and offers a few buoys and a quayside.

St Mary's Bay
14 . St Mary's Bay

A large east facing bay south of Brixham with rocky outcrops in the bay.

Brixham Town Quay
15 . Brixham Town Quay

The inner harbour and town quay is well sheltered but shallows quickly.

Oxen Cove Moorings
16 . Oxen Cove Moorings

A scattering of swing mooring buoys for local vessels.

17 . Brixham

Brixham Marina is in the heart of Brixham, a picturesque Devon town in the wider area of Torbay. Sheltered from the south-westerly winds and offering safe access in all weathers and at all states o...

18 . Paignton

A small busy, shallow harbour to the north of the cliff outcrop and south of the beach. May not offer much for visiting yachts.

Yacht Haven Quay
19 . Yacht Haven Quay

Two smal pontoons a little further up the river from Plymouth yacht Haven.

Turnchapel Wharf
20 . Turnchapel Wharf

Mostly a business park with a small pontoon next to the yacht haven.

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1 . Kingsbridge
(England )

At the head of the Kingsbridge Estuary north of Salcombe.

Outer Hope
2 . Outer Hope
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A small west facing village on the southern coast of England.

3 . Torcross
(England )

A tiny village with a very long east facing sandy coastline, next to the Slapton Ley National Reserve.

Bigbury on Sea
4 . Bigbury on Sea
(England )

A small town with a ricky coastline on the southern shore of England.

5 . Dartmouth
(England )

A busy town and harbour on the River Dart.

6 . Kingswear
(England )

A small village near the mouth of the River Dart.

7 . Dittisham
(England )

A small village on the River Dart north of Dartmouth.

Newton Ferrers
8 . Newton Ferrers
(England )

A large town on the tidal River Yealm and a safe harbour a short distance up from the rocky southern coast.

Stoke Gabriel
9 . Stoke Gabriel
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A small village found near the River Dart.

10 . Totnes
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A large inland town linked to the English Channel by the long River Dart.

11 . Brixham
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A large town on the southern side of Tor Bay.

12 . Paignton
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A large town in Devon on the southern coast of England.

13 . Turnchapel
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A small town overlooking Plymouth.

14 . Plymouth
(England )

Plymouth is a costal city on the south coast of Devon, England.

15 . Torquay
(England )

A large town in Devon built around a natural peninsula on the southern coast of England.

16 . Cawsand
(England )

Cawsand and Kingsand are two adjacent small villages south west of Plymouth.

17 . Torpoint
(England )

A small town to the west of Plymouth overlooking the large shipyard.

18 . Saltash
(England )

A town to the west of Plymouth where both the River Lynher and River Tamer meet.

19 . Shaldon
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The small town of Sheldon overlooks the larger town of Teignmouth.

20 . Teignmouth
(England )

A large town on the mouth of the estuary of the River Teign on the southern coast of England.

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