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Salcombe provides a good variety of anchorages.
Choose a spot off Small’s Cove, or for something quieter and away from it all – or if the swell becomes uncomfortable – make upstream to Halwell Point for a quieter all-weather anchorage.
There are lovely beaches on the East Portlemouth side above and below Mill Bay and quieter anchorages upstream towards Kingsbridge, although anchoring is prohibited just off Mill Bay because of cables.
Watch out for
Salcombe Bar must be avoided in strong onshore winds, especially when the tide is ebbing
Sampling the local delicacies
The Millbrook Inn in South Pool does the best crab sandwiches ever, but it’s a bit of a hike on foot. There are a number of pubs in Salcombe, including the Ferry Inn where you can sit outside if it’s sunny. Everywhere gets busy with holidaymakers in the height of the season, so if crowds are not your thing anchor well up past The Bag towards Halwell Point
Stuart Carruthers, RYA cruising manager
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