Boat Trips, sailing and watersports
A trip to the South Hams isn't complete without taking to the water at some point during your stay. If you don't have your own boat why not hire one for the day. Try Whitestrand Boat Hire or Salcombe Boat Hire. Or if you don't fancy the responsibility of hiring a boat, then there are lots of great boat trips available. The Salcombe-Kingsbridge Rivermaid offers a wonderful scenic cruise along the estuary between Kingsbridge and Salcombe and runs from Easter to October. The South Sands Ferry is a fun way of travelling from Salcombe town (Whitestrand) to South Sands beach. Or, if you want a bit more action in your day, you can find water sports available through groups such as Sea N Shore, the Island Cruising Club, Salcombe Yacht Club and South Sands Sailing.
Batson House is located close to some of the most beautiful beaches in Devon if not the UK, below is a list of a few of them, all of which are well within a 30 minutes drive or indeed walk from Batson House.
East Portlemouth Beaches - accessed via passenger ferry in Salcombe
North Sands - a mere 15 minute walk
South Sands - approximately 25 minute walk
Bantham Beach - approximately 15 minute drive
South Milton Sands - approximately 15 minute drive
Slapton Sands - approximately 25 minute drive
Blackpool Sands - approximately 35 minute drive