There’s a place in the UK that’s got the crystal clear waters and ‘perfect’ sandy beaches to rival those of much sunnier climes, with one Instagrammer saying it’s ‘just like the Mediterranean’. Watch her video here:
When global travel was out of the question during the pandemic, many Brits sought holiday inspo a little closer to home, whether it was a rural getaway to the Scottish Highlands, a dip in the sea off the coast of North Wales or a walk along the pier at one of England’s classic seaside resorts.
But there’s one place that may have been missed off your radar as international borders opened up again, having recently caught the attention of travel blogger Zoe Tehrani (@zoe.tehrani).
Tehrani, who regularly shares her favourite spots on Instagram while also posting more detailed write-ups of her walks and hikes in England on her blog, posted a video on her page recently to spread the word.
“There is a place in England that’s just like the Mediterranean... With crystal clear and turquoise water and perfect sandy beaches,” she said.
In the post’s caption, Tehrani added: “Any guess where this is?”
As you can see, the mystery destination appears to have all the hallmarks of a sunny holiday abroad, but comes without the hassle of hopping onto a place – which, as we all know, isn’t always an easy feat these days.
Some people’s guesses weren’t far off, with suggestions of Cornwall or North Devon, but in the end a number of people recognises the ‘beautiful’ spot.
“Salcombe….love that place,” one commented.
Someone else said: “Salcombe, of course. I live down the estuary in Kingsbridge.”
Another local joked: “It's very pretty we certainly don't have Mediterranean weather over here though.”
A fourth wrote: “Salcombe is beautiful. Just go when it’s not peak time.”
Salcombe is a town in south Devon that sits on the banks of the Kingsbridge Estuary, boasting stunning views out to the water and the rolling countryside hills that surround it.
It is particularly popular with the sailing community and even plays hosts to an annual summer regatta - this year taking place between 30 July and 6 August.
The town is also a spot along the South West Coast Path, making it a popular stop-off for walkers, with Tehrani saying a recent hike from Salcombe to Snapes Point was one of her favourites.
"I was in the area and had a bit of time to spare, so decided to give it a go," she wrote.
"I wasn’t really expecting much, but oh boy was I surprised. In a good way. Of the walks I had done so far in the area, this one to Snapes Point gives hands down the best view of Salcombe."