On the Water
There’s nothing like being out on the water
The Kingsbridge-Salcombe Estuary begins at the English Channel and winds itself five miles up to the heart of Kingsbridge. It's a 'ria' or drowned river valley that floods with the tide. This makes Kingsbridge Estuary unique, with only small streams feeding into it, it is home to an abundance of wildlife.
This unspoilt environment provides visitors with endless opportunities to stimulate all the senses. Spot a heron or watch seals that often come into the estuary to feed. There is something calming about being near the water; so just shut your eyes and listen to the lapping of the water and the call of a gull.
To really experience the estuary, you need to get on the water. Hire a canoe, paddleboard or boat to explore the creeks, or sit back on a lovely ferry ride from Salcombe.