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Saltwater Living

Saltwater Living

Issue 9
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Saltwater Living is packed full of all you need to know to enjoy the coastline of the British Isles, whether you want to holiday by the sea or move there permanently. Each issue focuses on one, different theme, be it property and moving to the coast, staycations, arts and crafts or dog-friendly stays, this 100-page A4 bookazine is packed full of ideas to inspire your plans for expanding your relationship with the British seaside. Keep yourself topped up with Vitamin Sea and make plans for your next holiday with friends or family or get advice for making the move and finding your dream home by subscribing to this unique publication.

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United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
4 Issues

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2 min.

The south west tip of England has always been a popular destination for holidays, but now Devon and Cornwall are internationally renown for their beautiful coastlines. On the north coast of both counties you will find stunning seascapes with craggy cliff faces overlooking vast stretches of sandy beaches where surfers enjoy the excellent waves that the Atlantic Ocean offers. On the south coast, more protected from the wind, there’s an array of stunning tropical gardens, quiet estuaries where you can stroll through a forest of exotic plants or kayak around winding creeks. In this issue of Saltwater Living we focus on these two counties, showing you the best hotels, self-catering stays and top days out, so that you can plan an array of amazing breaks and holidays. In the Devon section…

6 min.
10 best... seaside things to do in devon

FOR... A LEGENDARY LIDO 1 Tinside Lido, Plymouth For an epic outdoor swimming experience, take a dip in this Art-Deco lido overlooking the sea from Plymouth Hoe. Built in 1935, the saltwater pool is Grade II-listed and was restored and re-opened after falling into neglect (and 13 years of closure) in 2005. Among its original features are fountains and a colonnade, while an on-site café affords views across Plymouth Sound. In late summer, the venue also hosts open-air cinema screenings - see plymouthartscentre.org for listings. Swimming session (max 2 hours at busy periods) for adults around £4.75; children (4-15 years), seniors & concessions £3.75; children under 4 free; family £13 (01752 261915, everyoneactive.com/centre/ tinside-lido). FOR... LEARNING TO SURF 2 Woolacombe Beach With its three miles of golden sand, pristine waters and views across to Lundy…

3 min.
10 top… coastal hotels in devon

FOR... SEASIDE CHARM 1 Sidmouth Harbour Hotel WHY HERE? Overlooking Lyme Bay and the dramatic red cliffs of the Jurassic Coast, this recently refurbished spa hotel oozes luxury. Contemporary New England interiors and the rich, vibrant décor in the Upper Deck restaurant and bar make the perfect match to the East Devon seaside resort of Sidmouth. Stroll along the seafront, go hunting for fossils and then indulge in the heated outdoor pool. Double B&B from around £185 (01395 513252, sidmouth-harbour-hotel.co.uk). FOR... 1930S GLAMOUR 2 Burgh Island Hotel WHY HERE? Some fly in by helicopter, but when the tide is high, arriving by sea tractor is magical. Dress up for dinner, drink cocktails in the glass-domed bar and dance the night away at this Art Deco haven. Double dinner B&B from £400, including transfers…

6 min.
weekend in… saunton

Like most jaw-dropping vistas, Saunton Sands is best viewed from above. In this case, from its northern tip atop the winding cliff roads in Saunton – a tiny hamlet wedged between Braunton and Croyde on Devon’s north coast. Below, a vast belt of pristine sand runs ruler-straight before graduating into a tide-worn curve that, over three miles on, thins to form Crow Point; a sandy hook bounded by the sea and the Taw and Torridge Estuaries. Natural beauty abounds. At low tide, the waves roll back to reveal some 2,500,00 square metres of golden beach, backed by Braunton Burrows, the largest sand dune system in England. In the glow of the late summer sunshine, this endless carpet of soft, sandy grassland takes on an otherworldly magic. A classified Area of Outstanding Beauty,…

1 min.
need to know

STAY AT Saltwater Living stayed at Chalet Saunton. Book a stay at Chalet Saunton from around £500 per night in a three-bedroom apartment (which sleeps six) on a self-catering basis (01271 890514, chaletsaunton.com). HOW TO GET THERE By car: from the M5 head onto the A361 at Junction 27. Follow the road for 37 miles until Barnstaple, then pass through Braunton to Saunton. The nearest train station is Barnstaple (30 minutes’ drive), which has links to London Paddington changing at Exeter St Davids. FIND OUT MORE To find out more information about the region, go to northdevon.com SURF MUSEUM PHOTOGRAPH CHARLIE SPURR SURF SAFARI PHOTOGRAPH WILL BAILEY SAUNTON SANDS PHOTOGRAPHS NORTHDEVON.COM…

2 min.
8 top coastal restaurants in devon

FOR… SENSATIONAL SEAFOOD 1 Oyster Shack, Bigbury WHY HERE? The River Avon’s tidal road leads to a secret spot where this converted shack once housed an oyster farm. Its heritage, along with beautifully upcycled furniture, adds to the Oyster Shack’s rustic appeal and the menu changes daily depending on the morning’s catch. Shuck the finest oysters and while away the hours al fresco. Mains from around £14.50 (01548 810876, oystershack.co.uk). FOR… OFFSHORE DINING 2 River Exe Cafe, Exmouth WHY HERE? Catch the Puffin water taxi from Exmouth Marina to this floating restaurant where your food is literally swimming beneath your feet. From Exmouth mussels to Lyme Bay fish, plus Pebblebed wine from nearby Topsham, get afloat for an allencompassing Devon dining experience. Mains from around £11.95. Booking is essential (07761 116103, riverexecafe.com). FOR… GUEST…