Keen to try water sports in the UK but not sure where to go? Salcombe in South Devon is a hotspot for beginners and seasoned enthusiasts alike. Here are three ideas to help you plan your water sports holiday.
1. Find a great base
After you’ve been at sea all day, you’re going to need a good place to come home and recharge. There are some great cottages available to rent that are within walking distance of the beaches and sports facilities. Many of these cottages are set in historic villages and sometimes share grounds with beautiful churches and other local monuments. There are cottages available for families and many welcome dogs too.
2. Attend Surf school
South Devon is a surfer’s paradise, so why not bring less experienced surfers to a surfing school to learn from scratch? Salcombe’s surfing schools have a great range of classes and events and the UK coastline can be as exciting to surf as any other in the world. You can arrange private surfing lessons or get a great deal with a lesson package. The surfing season in the UK runs from Autumn to Spring.
3. Find a Dive camp
Salcombe is famous for being a great spot for wreck diving. Real treasures were found by divers not long ago, adding to the mystery and popularity of the area. Be sure to explore the Maine on your trip to Salcombe, a vessel wrecked by a U-boat in 1917.
Remember to book well in advance so that you can snap up a cottage in peak season. When you’ve finished a day’s surfing or diving, why not enjoy one of the wonderful seafood restaurants that operate in the estuary? These restaurants serve freshly caught fish and shellfish and have a lot of character.
Article courtesy of Sykes Cottages