The Port Salcombe

Things to Do


The port is an excellent base for dinghy sailing. Sitting on The Port seawall, you can watch the start for Salcombe Yacht Club races.

If you want to sail, and do not own a dinghy, one can be hired from Salcombe (Salcombe Dinghy Sailing) which has a good supply of Wayfarers. Tuition can also be arranged.

There are two local sailing schools. The Island Cruising Club is based on a moored ferry (the Egremont) up the estuary, and runs both residential and non-residential sailing courses for all levels, from age 8 to adult. A great emphasis is put on having fun. There is another sailing school based at South Sands.

If you want to bring your own dinghy with you, it can be moored on the running mooring, or lifted up onto the front terrace when not in use. Alternatively, dinghies are parked on both Smalls and Mill Bay, but permission is required for this, via Salcombe Yacht Club.

In August there are sailing races throughout the Town Regatta week, and the Yacht Club Regatta week. The Town Regatta is a little less competitive, and is ideal for families.

There is also a Salcombe Powerboat School, for those who wish to learn to drive RIBs/powerboats.

Town Regatta

The Port, East Portlemouth, Nr Salcombe, South Devon TQ8 8PU Telephone: 07890 998842