5 Family Activities in Salcombe to enjoy in September


You may think that the best time to come on holiday to Salcombe is during the traditional ‘Summer months’ of June, July and August. However, September holidays in Salcombe are possibly an even better choice for young families with pre-school age children, with a whole host of different activities readily available after the busy Summer season. If you and your family prefer peaceful sunny days, then holidaying in September is definitely for you. With the long range forecast already showing the potential for September sunshine, why not escape to the coast to enjoy the milder climate? Here are just 5 family activities in Salcombe that you can enjoy this September.

Boat Trips

Try your hand at sailing this September with one of the many sailing schools in Salcombe, such as Salcombe Dingy Sailing or the Island Cruising Club. Sailing is one of many extremely popular family activities in Salcombe and is definitely something you should try whilst on holiday. The quieter September waters provide the perfect conditions for beginners. If you don’t feel like trying your hand at sailing, why not hire a boat and meander down the estuary at your own pace with the family or, for adrenalin seekers, take a speedboat ride out to sea with Sea-N-Shore. You may even spot some seals along the beautiful coastline!

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Quieter Beaches

The beaches become quieter as the children gradually go back to school, making September beach days even more desirable than trips to the seaside during the peak Summer months. You will have the luxury of enough space to play sports and games, without being in the way of other beach goers, as well as not having to worry about where to park! Salcombe is surrounded by several beautiful sandy unspoilt beaches, each with stunning views, meaning beach days are possibly the most popular of family activities in Salcombe. Why not book a September break in the area now, and make the most of these fabulous coves and bays, including the Blue Flag awarded beach South Sands.

Child friendly restaurants

Another of the fantastic family activities in Salcombe to be enjoyed this September, is sampling delicious local produce at some of the best family friendly restaurants in the area. Eateries such as ‘The Winking Prawn’ and ‘Captain Flints’ are brilliant for a family dinner, with specific children’s menus and other child friendly perks, such as the fancy dress box at ‘The Winking Prawn’.

All-weather family attractions

If the weather is not as sunny as expected, September is a great time to enjoy the all-weather family attractions in Salcombe and South Devon. Woodlands Adventure Park is a fantastic place to take the family on a rainy September day and you won’t have to queue for the rides! Looking for more all-weather family activities in Salcombe and the surrounding area? The Art Café in Kingsbridge is a fabulous option. Paint your own pottery and have it glazed for you to take home…. You could even paint something to commemorate your holiday in South Devon! If you still want to make the most of the stunning scenery of South Devon, taking a bracing walk along the South West Coast Path can blow away the cobwebs and there’s nothing better than enjoying a hot chocolate in the warm afterwards.

Traditional Past Times

As well as all these family activities in Salcombe, you cannot forget about the traditional coastal activities when holidaying in September. Crabbing is potentially the most popular of family activities in Salcombe, with Victoria Quay being one of the best places to go crabbing in all of Devon! Alternatively, make the most of the quiet beaches and go kite flying – a family activity which is often overlooked today but is fun for everyone! Another of the family activities in Salcombe not to be missed, is rockpooling. Arm yourselves with buckets and nets, and search the hidden pools dotted around the beaches in Salcombe to see what marine creatures you can find lurking in the shallow waters.

If you are yet to plan your September break, why not choose from the fabulous range of Holiday Cottages in Salcombe available with Coast & Country Cottages.

NB: This post was created in conjunction with Coast & Country Cottages.

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Karen Beddow founded Mini Travellers in 2014 while doing what she loves most...going on holiday!

Mini Travellers is for parents looking for holiday ideas, destination reviews, days out and things to do with the kids. We also have family travel tips, activity ideas and all other things family holiday related. Take a look at some of our latest reviews for holidays and day trips in the UK.

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