Sun in Salcombe

After a good nights sleep (probably helped by the amount of gin I drank and the cosy beds) I suddenly realised that it was my birthday!


Birthday breakfast complete and it was time to put on some shorts and head to the sea. We were staying in South Sands which is a mile out of the town. The beach is massive and empty first thing in the morning. However during the day the tide comes in and it gets smaller and smaller until there’s hardly any beach left.



We headed into town on a tractor which drives into the sea and joins onto a ferry which then heads into the harbour and docks up in the middle of town. A little more complicated then the tube but the perfect form of transport in my eyes.


We threw on some life jackets and headed into the sea in a little boat of our own. Not before stopping at the amazing upper crust bakery for some pasties and flapjacks which are by far the best I have ever tasted.

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It got a little chilly!


With full bellies and tans worked on we headed back to the shore line to indulge in a bit of shopping. Then back to South Sands for a quick change before heading to the South Sands Hotel for dinner. The Hotel is stunning and has a beautiful view over the bay. Sitting in the sunshine with a cocktail is the perfect way to finish a birthday.


The food was excellent, fresh fish and steaks from local butchers and pretty spectacular puddings as well.


A really great birthday weekend in my favourite place in the country.


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