The Best UK Superyacht Destinations: South Devon

South Devon Beach, UK

There’s no way you can talk about the UK’s most desirable destinations for Superyachts without mentioning the southern coast of Devon. This picturesque region has been intrinsically linked to the seafaring community for centuries, with some of the world’s most noteworthy expeditions setting sail from the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth.

Nowadays, this charming coastline is more commonly recognised for its serene waters, beautiful villages and welcoming communities, which is exactly what makes it the perfect escape for Superyachts.

What are my berthing and anchorage options?

Dartmouth has proven itself one of the most desirable locations for yachts to berth in recent years. This is thanks to the prime location of the Dart Estuary, which allows you to sail right into the centre of this scenic town. Dartmouth Harbour offers a wide range of mooring buoys, giving you and your guests numerous options for enjoying the local area.

Arguably the better-known location, Salcombe is widely regarded as one of the most attractive, not to mention well-located ports. However, with this popularity comes the unfortunate downside of a very busy high season. Consequently, if you’re choosing to berth here, it is definitely worth consulting your yacht agent, who will have all of the insider knowledge on how to get you the best spot.

Superyacht in South Devon, UK
Image by Devon Live

Our Top Tips for Making the Most of South Devon

Whether you’re staying there or not, we would always recommend a visit to Salcombe. This picture-perfect harbour is home to a lively mix of activities including kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and cold water swimming. The beauty of Salcombe is that it can be enjoyed all year round. In fact, the low season can sometimes be preferable, when water sports and activities are still accessible and local pubs and restaurants are far easier to book.

If you’ve moored in Dartmouth Harbour, you are sitting on a goldmine of wildlife and natural beauty. The Dart Estuary is home to seabirds, seals and even the odd dolphin, all of which will happily pass the time in the waters around you as long as their space is respected. While in Dartmouth, you can also take a private tour of the Britannia Royal Naval College; an unforgettable and informative experience that can be specifically tailored by your yacht agent.

Although Plymouth isn’t a high-end location for Superyachts, it is certainly worth a visit, whether it’s for the old-school maritime charm of the Barbican, or for the stunning panoramic views from Plymouth Hoe. There is also Royal William Yard; a brand-new complex offering a range of stylish bars and restaurants, just out of reach from the busy hub of the town.

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