Sailing Holiday Destination: Torquay
One of the liveliest destinations in the south west and known as the English Rivera. Although popular for great party nights out, it also has some of the best restaurants in the south west, including the Michelin starred Elephant and the well respected Orange Tree. The town can be a bit ‘full on’ but there are other areas such as Wellswood that escape the younger crowd!
Access to Torquay is via marina berths, MDL and Town Dock.
Sailing Holiday Destination: Brixham
A fishing port that still feels like a working port, and has a good earthy feel to the place. It is filled with many pubs, but not for a luxury night out (even though there are some spectacular locations, the Berry Head hotel being one of them which has a beautiful terrace for a beer or 2). The Old Market House is also worth a look.
Sailing Holiday Destination: Dartmouth
The historic town of Dartmouth is home to the Royal Naval College Britannia, the Officer school for the Navy where HRH Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Prince Andrew and Price William were trained. Dartmouth offers a host of attractions to make your stop-over worth a couple of days.
Sailing Holiday Destination: Salcombe
This quaint and attractive little town has a rather upmarket feel with plenty of boutique style shops, combined with a good helping of bustling pubs and restaurants. Salcombe’s main attraction lies in the natural beauty of the surroundings: sandy beaches set inside the idlic Ria. A great location on or off season
Sailing Holiday Destination: The Yealm
Tucked away in the River Yealm, these idlic villages are unspoilt and amongst the most attractive anywhere in the UK.
Sailing Holiday Destination: Plymouth
Historic port and the only city we visit. A lively place with lots of bars and attractions, especially the Barbican which is the name given to the western and northern sides of the old harbour area. It was one of the few parts of the city to escape most of the destruction of The Blitz during the Second World War. More about Plymouth
Sailing Holiday Destination: Kingsand and Cawsand
Facing east into Plymouth Sound, the pleasant villages of Kingsand and Cawsand are well worth a visit for some fine scenery and there are gift shops and cafe’s and gastro pubs. South of Cawsand there is good walking around Rame Head via the coast path. To the north of Kingsand there is a small sandy beach called Sandway Cellar, which is accessible via a 10 minute walk along the rocky foreshore or via the coast path.
Sailing Holiday Destination: Fowey
Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the town hangs off the west side of the Fowey estuary where the large, deep water harbour is a magnet for the yachting crowd. As you walk the ever narrowing streets of the old town where medieval and Georgian buildings cast shadows over each other, a vibrant maritime history comes to life.
Sailing Holiday Destination: Falmouth, St Mawes, Mylor
A port surrounded by unspoilt and dramatic natural scenery, with panoramic views of the sea at every turn. Once in the Fal you have many options, turn to Starboard for the up market destination of St Mawes, bare to Port for Falmouth town or continue up the river to Mylor (one of our personal favourites)
Sailing Holiday Destination: Helford River
A delightful unspoilt estuary stretching from the outer edge of Falmouth Bay up to the old port of Gweek.
In the broad lower reaches, open fields run down to a rocky shore dotted with little beaches. On the north bank, the beautiful valley gardens of Glendurgan and Trebah lead down to Durgan village and Polwigwidden Cove; famous for its part in the D-day embarkation.