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South Hams

Tucked away in the rolling hills of South Devon and enjoying its own mild micro-climate, the South Hams is a brilliant holiday destination. The main attraction is its 60 miles of natural coastline, with lovely hidden coves and beaches, much of it owned by the National Trust and perfect for watersports, coastal walks or chilled out seaside breaks. The stunning Dart Estuary is a great place to explore, with its creeks and picture-postcard villages, while the beautiful historic harbour towns of Dartmouth and Salcombe, the estuary town of Kingsbridge and the nouveau-hippyish regional capital of Totnes provide a little playground for shopping, eating and hanging out. When it comes to food there's a surprising number of independently-owned cafés and pubs throughout the region, and some great little places to sample the freshest locally caught fish, crab and lobster. Plus so many excellent beaches that it's impossible to list them all - some of the best for sand are Bigbury, Bovisand, East Portlemouth, Hope Cove, Mill Bay, Salcombe North and South Sands, Soar Mill Cove and Thurlestone Beach.

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South Hams

South Devon's masterpiece: rural village charm and coastal excellence.
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