For those who are lucky enough to be staying in and around Salcombe over the Easter Weekend or during the school holidays, whether in our cottage or elsewhere, here are a few of our favourite things to do and our recommendations.
Easter Service on the Beach
A service will be held on North Sands at 6am on Easter Sunday as the sun comes up. For those who don’t mind an early start and wish to celebrate the true meaning of Easter, this is an unmissable occasion. It truly is the most wonderful experience and we are so fortunate to be able to mark Easter in such a beautiful setting. Afterwards, hot cross buns and tea will be served in the marquess at the Winking Prawn.
Overbecks Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Friday 14th April and creates a fabulous opportunity and excuse, if one is needed, to explore the stunning gardens
at Overbecks. The cost is £3 per child.
Further information can be found on the National Trust Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk
A walk to Gara Rock
Why not walk to Gara Rock either up through the woods or along the coastal path. This is a fabulous walk and it’s always good to have a destination to head for. Simply go across the estuary on the ferry and follow the coastal path from Mill Bay or head through the woods at the top of the carpark.
Gara Rock serves food 7 days a week, Monday to Sunday, 9.30am to 6pm including breakfast, lunch and cakes and coffee.
Over Easter they will be open for dinner with last orders being 8.30pm. Booking is recommended.
More information: www.gararock.com
The Millbrook Inn’s Famous Duck Race
A fantastic family day out which takes place on Easter Sunday with everything from egg hunting, an Easter bonnet parade and of course the famous duck race plus live music. From Salcombe you can either walk or if the tide’s right take a boat and more up on the jetty.
More information: www.millbrookinnsouthpool.co.uk
The Crab Shed
Finally, one of our favourite places to eat in Salcombe situated on the Fish Quay the restaurant serves freshly caught fish and shellfish. The restaurant is supplied directly from Salcombe’s fishermen. If the weather’s nice there’s nowhere better to enjoy lunch or dinner than on the small terrace overlooking the water at the Crab Shed
More information about what’s on in and around Salcombe can be found here: www.visitsouthdevon.co.uk