Discover Salcombe’s rich maritime and WWII history

Salcombe, Devon

From its rich maritime and wartime history to Otto Overbeck’s ‘electrical rejuvenator’, Salcombe is filled with historic gems.

Much more than just a British seaside town, exploring Salcombe’s past will take you from the water’s edge past shipwrecks to its art quarter, brimming with galleries.

Venture into the fascinating Edwardian world of National Trust Overbeck’s to witness the ‘electrical rejuvenator’. Said to defy the ageing process, it’s global success in 1920 helped Mr Overbeck fund this wonderful property and garden, full of rare plants & trees from around the world.

A trip to Salcombe Maritime Museum is a must too, where fascinating facts and activities for all ages will captivate. From tales of residents taken to Morocco’s slave markets to the tragic history surrounding the Salcombe lifeboat disaster and the WWII D-Day rehearsal that cost 800 lives.

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