KINGSBRIDGE Kingsbridge is a busy market town with lots of independent shops, art galleries and cosy cafés - it’s the perfect place for a little mooch around. There are plenty of historic buildings to explore including an 18th century market arcade (The Shambles), the Old Town Hall (now a cinema), and the Cook- worthy Museum (in an old grammar school).

What to do Watersport lovers should head down to the estuary for kayaking, sailing and stand up paddleboarding. Smaller visitors will be delighted by a mini train which chuffs along the embankment in the summer.

Where to eat

Harbour House is a popular arts and yoga centre with a modern vegetarian café overlooking the main gallery. The Crabshell Inn serves dressed lobster and other delights right by the water.

What to look out for in 2021 Kingsbridge Fair Week: 17th - 24th July Kingsbridge Show: 4th September

SALCOMBE Salcombe is a place to mess about on the water with all the glamour of Saint Tropez. Nestled into the banks of the Kingsbridge Estuary the town is surrounded by glorious sandy beaches and is a mecca for sailing enthusiasts. There’s plenty to explore in the centre including Cranch’s sweet shop - a must for younger visitors!

What to do Head over to South Sands to explore Overbeck’s, a National Trust property with subtropical gardens. A seasonal ferry runs between the town pontoon and South Sands where passengers are taken to shore by an unusual land tractor. Join the Kingsbridge Salcombe Ferry for a leisurely trip between the towns or take one of their extended harbour & creeks cruises, which provide an even greater experience of the local scenery and wildlife. see advert opposite page

Where to eat For a spot of luxury and a beautiful view Salcombe Harbour Hotel has an all-day seafood bar & grill. At nearby North Sands the popular Winking Prawn is open all year for a bucket of prawns or a juicy steak.

TOTNES Totnes is a town with a difference. It has a relaxed bohemian atmosphere and attracts a diverse mix of people interested in art, music, the environment and natural health. Once twinned with Narnia!

What to do The medieval market town is steeped in history with a Norman motte and bailey castle and an ancient Guildhall. Built in 1553 the Guildhall has been a prison, a boy’s school, magistrates’ court and is still used today by Totnes Town Council.

Where to eat Totnes is full of a wide variety of cafés and restaurants that cater for all tastes. Head out of town to Riverford Field Kitchen where diners sit together on long tables enjoying seasonal organic dishes.

What to look out for in 2021 Ways with Words: 9th-19th July Christmas Market Nights: Each Tuesday in December

BRIXHAM Life in Brixham centres around the harbour and fishing is still a key part of the town’s economy. At Berry Head there’s a National Nature Reserve which is home to 200 bird varieties and a small colony of greater horseshoe bats.

What to do Get up early for a famous fish market tour, they usually start at 6am and end with a delicious fisherman’s breakfast. Step back in time aboard The Golden Hind - a full sized replica of Sir Francis Drake’s Tudor Galleon (open spring to autumn).

Where to eat

If in Brixham it seems rude not to try a little seafood! Some of the best is found at Rockfish near the fish market - the restaurant overlooks the boats arriving with their catch! For an alternative to fish try the Curious Kitchen which is a popular trendy breakfast spot for locals. If visiting Berry Head to look at the birds, possibly dolphins and the great views across Torbay, then enjoy a breakfast/light lunch/cream tea at the nearby clifftop Guardhouse Café.

Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84