The Wider Area

There are many things to see without travelling to far. However if you have the time there are many other destinations worth visiting.

Only a short distance away is Burgh Island near Bigbury with its famous Hotel; inspirational to Agatha Christie and many other famous visitors. This is also a good spot to learn to surf.

Go and have some lunch at the Gastrobus at stunning Bantham Beach!

To the other side of Kingsbridge is Torcross and Slapton Sands; a huge shingle beach where preparations for the D-Day landings took place.

Slapton Village itself is home to the excellent Tower Inn. Parking is difficult but the food is worth it. Not far from here is the small village of Beesands and the ruins of Hallsands; a village that was swept away in a storm.

Other places to visit are Totnes; lots of cafes, bookshops and extremely laid back. From here a steam train runs to Buckfastleigh along the river Dart. Whilst you are there, go and see the Abbey. From Totnes it is also only a short distance to Dartmouth, home to the Royal Naval Acadamy and a very attractive little town, from here you can head back allong the coastal road to Kingsbridge and Salcome.

The Dartmoor National Park lies just the other side of the A38 (ie. near Buckfastleigh) , see the wild ponies and climb a Tor or two! On the way back, try to visit Ashburton.