We think Salcombe is the best place in the world. I have been going there for over 45 years and just can't get enough of the place. Coming from Northamptonshire, the first thing you notice is the clarity of the air and the wonderful freshness of it, then you are hit with the views! Oh, those views over the the sea and the beaches, they are simply stunning and we never tire of gazing out to sea and watching the little boats bobbing up and down on the waves.
Salcombe it has a kind of micro climate, so it can be raining on Dartmoor but bright sunshine in Salcombe. It is something to do with the fact that that Salcombe is on a little peninsular and is kept warm by the sea.
Salcombe hasn't really changed much since I first visited 45 years ago. Except the house prices have gone through the roof and holiday homes far out number the permanent residents, but everyone seems to coexist really well and you can still walk down the road and be greeted with a friendly 'good morning - lovely day'.
If you like walking, then Salcombe has some of the best coastal paths in England - much of it owned by the National Trust. We love walking around Bolt Head and then calling at the Ferry Inn for a well earned glass of cider.
It was on one of these walks that I had an idea for a new Facebook page for Salcombe. I have always carried a camera with me on the walks, so I thought it would be a great idea to start a page dedicated to photography in Salcombe. In Salcombe has been a huge success and we now have over 8,600 followers Why not become the next one?
If you go to Salcombe, then you really need to see it from the water. There is nothing like a trip up the estuary on a rising tide to visit the Millbrook Inn, or crossing over to Smalls and spending time on this stunning beach watching the yachts racing in front of you.