Around the South Hams

If you haven’t ever been to South Devon ie. you scorn it for the wilderness of Cornwall or never make it past Bristol City Airport then give it a go, lovely beaches with boats and rockpools and creamy Devon ice-cream on tap! Windy, narrow lanes bursting with fauna and flora and lovely country walks, pretty villages with thatched cottages and small towns with Georgian houses – even in the rain there’s much to commend it. The South Hams has a tradition of good local produce and fresh seafood due to its prevalent fishing industry and sailing heritage. We had the best fish and chips ever from the flying fish van (had to wait for an hour in the queue whilst it set up and fried from scratch but it was SO worth the wait and also from the Ferry Inn in Salcombe, there was also a memorable lunch with friendly, welcoming service at the Sun Bay Hotel in Hope Cove plus a rather luxurious meal at the Salcombe Harbour Hotel followed by coffee and fireworks in their lounge area! (not every day you can say that!). Totnes, Dartington, Dartmouth and Salcombe bustle with coastal delights and crafts whilst the harbours and beaches along the south hams coastline are unspoilt and addictive. The tidal road from Bantham to Bigbury is a magical drive, unless you are caught out by the rising tide, that is. Devon as a county is delightful and whilst the south maybe more expensive than the North it’s charming and quirky and no, hang on, don’t go there, don’t listen to me but just in case you do – please don’t spoil it ;0)