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Snapes Point looking across to Salcombe Harbour by Shaun Ferguson | CC BY-SA 2.0  | Wikimedia

Secret View of Salcombe to Snapes

Start& Finish: Snapes Point, near Salcombe, South Devon TQ8 8NQ (Map)

Explore this 30-40 minute easy, dog friendly walk at Snapes Point, with its unique 360 degree views of the beautiful Salcombe estuary. It’s only a 1.5 hour drive from Bowerland.


  • Pass through the small gate at the back of the National Trust car park onto a wide track heading down towards the estuary and the town of Salcombe. 
  • Continue along this high-hedged footpath and ignore the other footpaths signposted to your left and right. The high hedges and surrounding farmland are managed for wildlife under the Countryside Stewardship Scheme helping support the populations of farmland birds which nest in the thick hedges and feed on insects and seeds across the neighbouring fields.
  • As the track contours along the edges of Batson Creek, take in the breathtaking views of Salcombe and all of the hustle and bustle that surround the town. The bench along here is a great place to sit and while away a few moments.
  • Eventually you’ll reach a stone flight of steps on your left, signposted to a viewpoint. Take the short climb up here through the gate to the bench, for spectacular 360 degree views of the estuary’s head at Kingsbridge right through to its mouth beyond Salcombe.
  • Now retrace your steps and return down the track up to the car park.

Read more Wednesday Walks HERE.

Come and stay with us in our cottage style apartments, right in the heart of Dartmoor, and try our amazing Wednesday Walks for yourself.


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