Navigation

If you are planning on visiting Salcombe Harbour and require relevant navigation and passage information, you will find it here.

Essential information about Salcombe Harbour

  • Salcombe Harbour (50°14′.26N 3°45′.96W), is located on the southernmost tip of Devon between Start Point and Bolt Head.
  • The nearest ports to the West are the Yealm and Plymouth, to the East is Dartmouth.
  • Salcombe is almost exactly half way between Plymouth and Dartmouth approximately 15 miles in each direction.
  • Salcombe is ideally positioned for passages to and from the Channel Islands and Brittany.

Remember, that while the South Devon Coastline is extremely picturesque, it can be challenging.

Start Point, Prawle Point, Bolt Head and Bolt Tail generate strong tidal currents and a race. Salcombe provides a safe haven.

Reference Publications

Admiralty Charts 1613, 1634, 28, 5602, SC 5602 The West Country, NP27 Channel Pilot, NP201 Admiralty Tide Tables Volume 1 and a reputable Nautical Almanac.

National Coastwatch – Eyes along the Coast

  • The National Coastwatch InstitutionOpens new window (NCI) is a voluntary service looking out for your safety along our coasts during daylight hours
  • NCI Prawle Point 50° 12′.17N 3° 43′.21W maintain a visual lookout over the sea and shore and monitor VHF channels 16 and 67 and a radar watch
  • They log the passage of your boat and assist the Coastguard by providing detailed information should a problem occur within their watch area.

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