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Designed in a classic New England style the hotel has twenty two beautifully appointed bedrooms, five opulent beach suites and a beachside restaurant and terrace that offer breath taking views of the estuary. It's the perfect place to have fun, relax and unwind.

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Holidays & Short Breaks in Devon

In and around Salcombe is the ideal place for food lovers to indulge in the finest seafood the UK has to offer. This makes South Sands Hotel the perfect place to host your holiday or short break. Our comfortable rooms many of which overlook the sea are accompanied by our stunning beachside restaurant.


This is Devon:  “Food lovers are in for a real treat at The South Sands Hotel, Salcombe” 


The Beachside Restaurant & Terrace

Our beachside restaurant has one of the best views in Salcombe overlooking the sea and our menu has been designed by seafood expert Mitch Tonks, skillfully cooked by Head Chef Stuart Downie  who sources the finest, fresh, local fish on a daily basis.

Feast your eyes on our exquisite menu and take your pick from the season’s finest fresh food. Choose from Fruit de Mer, Beer Battered Hake & Chunky Chips with Pea Puree and Tartare Sauce, Tempura Soft Shell Crab with Mango Salsa and Wasabi Mayo,  Whole Wild Black Bream with Chorizo, Herb Crusted John Dory with Lemon and Béarnaise sauce, Salcombe Lobster with Garlic Mayo and Skinny Fries and many more delicious dishes.

In the summer see the breath taking aspect across the estuary with rolling waves and sun twinkling off the water as the sound of the sea fills the restaurant when we open up the doors to the beach. In the winter you can sit and listen to the logs on the fire crackling while you watch the rolling waves and enjoy a large glass of red.

The Bar

Relax on the banquette, soak up the view on the terrace or get cosy in front of the fire. We have an extensive wine and cocktail list to suit your mood. If you're feeling fabulous now that you've arrived on your holiday have a glass of Billecart Salmon Rose to start the celebrations.

Feeling fruity? Try a cocktail. We have a wonderful menu of Martinis, South Sands Classics, Mojitos, Mocktails and Champagne Cocktails to try.

From our wine list we offer you the finest handpicked vintages from family owned boutique wineries from around the world. Our wine suppliers pride themsleves on working very hard to find the smallest producers who make the best wines. And our coffee's pretty great too.

Fish Friday

On the last Friday lunchtime of every month we celebrate fish friday in the beachside restaurant. Experience the finest food and wines at the incredible price of only £25 per head! Enjoy a 5 course fish inspired lunch menu with 5 incredible wines to match cooked by Head Chef Stuart Downie and accompanied with the most beautiful wines presented by Liam Steevenson, Master Of Wines.  

Fish Friday events run on the last Friday lunchtime of every month from 1pm - 3pm
(except July & August). Please call 01548 845900 to book.


Other Great Places to Eat


The Anchor Inn

The anchor Inn, Ugborough is a traditional village inn based on the edge of Dartmoor with a rustic bar and restaurant.

The Dartmoor Union

The Dartmoor Union  is a stunning little country pub with restaurant quality food, local ales and comfortable surroundings.

The Seahorse Dartmouth

Mitch Tonk’s  award winning seafood restaurant specializing in the finest fish and meats cooked over charcoal and situated on the banks of the River Dart in Dartmouth. They are lucky to have some of the best fish and shellfish in the world landed here resulting in a stunning selection of dishes to choose from.

Rockfish Dartmouth

Try Mitch Tonks’ no nonsense fish and chip restaurant for the best fish and chips you’ll ever have overlooking  the fishing boats and yachts on the spectacular river Dart. It’s great for families as the parents can enjoy a bottle of wine while the children can draw on the paper tablecloths but best of all is that they make the biggest knicker bocker glory’s for pudding.

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