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South Devon is the perfect holiday destination for families with teenage children. With so many things to do in Salcombe in particular, teenagers will be spoilt for choice. Why not try one of these fabulous activities?
For an exhilarating trip on the water this Summer, enjoy a rib ride on the Salcombe estuary with locally based company Sea n Shore. Perfect for those who love being on the sea, jump aboard the rib at Whitestrand pontoon in Salcombe, and enjoy this 75 minute cruise along the coastline. With numerous trips daily, you can spot seals basking in the sunshine, and enjoy stunning scenery as well as the refreshing sea air. Fancy trying a new watersport? Sea-N-Shore also offer coasteering, water-skiing or wakeboarding – for more information on things to do in Salcombe on the beautiful estuary, visit local company Sea n Shore.
For teenage girls who prefer sticking to dry land and enjoy occasional beautifying, why not book a session at The Beauty Lounge at www.thebeautyloungesalcombe.co.uk. Situated at the top of Salcombe, the beauticians at this new establishment offer treatments including facials, manicures, pedicures and even 'HydraBoost treatments' to 'increase the plumpness of the skin' - with such a fabulous range of beauty therapies to choose from, this is the perfect way to relax. There are various other hair dressers and beauticians in the town, meaning for teenagers who fancy a little pampering, there are plenty of things to do in Salcombe.
One of the best things to do in Salcombe is undoubtedly a trip to one of the town's beautiful beaches. So which beach is best for what? For those that enjoy swimming in clear, warm waters, head to the beauty spot of South Sands beach, where you can paddle to your heart's content. You can also hire water sports equipment, ideal for thrill seekers looking for more adrenaline inducing things to do in Salcombe.
South Sands is about a 30-40 minute walk from Salcombe's shops and restaurants – for those looking to head back to the main part of town, why not take a trip on the South Sands ferry? Save some time (and your legs!) with this short boat ride – one of the most relaxing things to do in Salcombe.
Other beaches include North Sands – a popular beach both with sun worshippers looking to sunbathe, and with foodies. The popular eatery The Winking Prawn is a delightful café overlooking the bay, serving scrumptious breakfasts, and delicious lunches and dinners, including a wonderful range of locally caught seafood. Throughout the summer they also have regular beachside barbecues - for those looking to enjoy foodie things to do in Salcombe, this is a must.
Other beaches can be reached with a short journey on the foot passenger ferry across to the opposite side of the Salcombe estuary, where sandy coves include East Portlemouth, Mill Bay, and the aptly named Sunny Cove. Whatever your preference, there are plenty of things to do in Salcombe for beach enthusiasts.
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