Offering a mellow climate and over 50 miles of glorious coastline from Torbay to Plymouth – which has achieved more clean water awards than anywhere else in Britain – South Hams is the ideal Devon beach-break destination.
The area comprises numerous picturesque must-visit towns, villages and hamlets between the River Plym and River Dart, including: Bigbury, Dartmouth, Dittisham, Hope Cove, Ivybridge, Kingsbridge, Kingswear, Modbury, Noss Mayo, Plymouth, Salcombe, Thurlestone, Torcross and Totnes.
Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the range of South Hams is a rich blend of the much-loved Dartmoor National Park’s wildscape and fruitful farmland where the producers of Devon’s creamy (and dreamy) milk reside. Rural fishing villages and estuaries also boast delicious crabs, lobsters and oysters amongst their bounty. Whether you enjoy sailing the shoreline or you prefer to meander through the moorlands in search of the perfect picnic site, South Hams is a paradise for outdoor pursuit enthusiasts and foodies alike.
Combining a captivating landscape, a stout maritime heritage and a plethora of local produce and crafts, this is a location of riches that cry out to be explored. Why not combine your passions and embark on a South Hams Gourmet safari? Local guides embrace history, myths and legends to narrate a walking tour with a difference. As well as revealing hidden geographical gems they can provide a wild-grazing experience so you can get a taste for living off the land or tastings of regional artisan foods and wine for a flavour of the good stuff. There are also arts and food festivals as well as sailing regattas spread throughout the year.
Surely it’s time to plan your visit to South Hams and Love Cottages is here to help with suggestions of some of the finest South Hams holiday cottages in the area.