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Embrace the Start of Summer: June in Salcombe, South Devon

As the gateway to summer, June is a magical time in Salcombe, South Devon. This picturesque seaside town, known for its stunning coastline and tranquil atmosphere, offers a perfect escape before the school holidays begin. Here's why June is one of our favorite months to visit Salcombe.

The Allure of Salcombe in June

1. Perfect Weather

June in Salcombe is synonymous with pleasant weather. The temperature hovers around a comfortable 15-20°C (59-68°F), ideal for outdoor activities. The mild climate ensures you can explore, relax, and soak up the stunning scenery. It's perfect for outdoor activities, whether it be exploring the South West Coast Path by foot, the estuary by paddleboard, or just soaking up the sun on Salcombe's beautiful beaches.

2. Peaceful Atmosphere

One of the biggest advantages of visiting Salcombe in June is the tranquility. With schools still in session, the town is less crowded, offering a more relaxed and peaceful experience. This allows you to fully appreciate the beauty and charm of Salcombe without the hustle and bustle that accompanies the peak summer season.

3. Natural Beauty in Full Bloom

June is when Salcombe's natural beauty is at its peak. The lush greenery, vibrant wildflowers, and sparkling blue waters create a breathtaking landscape. The South West Coast Path, which runs through Salcombe, offers some of the most scenic walks in the country, with panoramic views of the coastline and countryside.

4. Outdoor Activities

June is an ideal time to enjoy the numerous outdoor activities that Salcombe has to offer. The calm waters of the estuary are perfect for sailing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. For those who prefer land-based activities, the surrounding countryside provides excellent opportunities for hiking, cycling, and even horse riding.

5. Local Flavors

Salcombe is a haven for food lovers, and June is a great time to savor the local cuisine. From fresh seafood caught daily to locally produced cheeses, ice cream, and the famous Salcombe Gin, there are plenty of culinary delights to enjoy. Visit the local markets and eateries to sample the best that South Devon has to offer.

Must-Visit Spots in Salcombe

1. East Portlemouth Beaches

Just across the estuary from Salcombe, the East Portlemouth beaches are a beautiful spot to relax and unwind. Accessible by a short ferry ride, these beaches offer golden sands and clear waters perfect for swimming, sunbathing, or simply enjoying a peaceful picnic by the sea. The area provides stunning views back across to Salcombe and is less crowded, offering a serene escape from the bustle of the town center.

2. Overbeck’s Museum and Garden

Managed by the National Trust, Overbeck’s Museum and Garden is a fascinating place to visit. This historic house, surrounded by exotic gardens, offers stunning views over the estuary and is home to a variety of interesting artifacts and botanical treasures. June is one of the best times to visit the gardens, as they are in full bloom with a vibrant display of flowers and plants, creating a lush and colorful environment.

3. Salcombe Gin Distillery

A visit to Salcombe Gin Distillery is a must for gin enthusiasts. Located in the heart of the town, the distillery offers tours and tastings, giving you an insight into the gin-making process and a chance to sample their award-winning spirits. Or just grab a bottle form their shop and enjoy back in the comfort os your luxury Salcombe holiday home.

Tips for a Perfect June Getaway

  • Book Early: While June is less crowded than the peak summer months, it's still popular among those in the know. Booking accommodation and activities in advance ensures you get the best options available.

  • Pack Layers: The weather can be variable, so packing layers will help you stay comfortable throughout your stay.

  • Explore Beyond the Town: Don't limit yourself to Salcombe town. The surrounding area has plenty of hidden gems, including quaint villages, scenic trails, and secluded beaches. Talk with our local concierge team and they will be happy to

Special Offers and Availability

Head to our availability calendar for our latest June availability. We also have some fantastic offers running across our properties for the remainder of June. Whether you’re planning a spontaneous getaway or a well-deserved holiday, now is the perfect time to visit Salcombe and make the most of these exclusive deals.

June in Salcombe, South Devon, is a time of serene beauty and boundless opportunities for adventure and relaxation. The combination of perfect weather, fewer crowds, and stunning natural landscapes makes it an ideal time to visit. So, if you're lucky enough to not be tied to the school holidays, pack your bags and head to Salcombe for an unforgettable start to your summer.

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