A couple of weeks back we ventured on a day trip to Salcombe and Start Point Lighthouse for the day. The weather here in the UK has been glorious and Jon had a very days free so we wanted to enjoy the sunshine! Salcombe is a lovely little coastal village in Devon, a tourist hot spot and a perfect place to have a stroll whilst tucking into traditional Devonian fudge. This sweet little village is home to some lovely quaint boutique shops, galleries and you can hire a paddle boat to sail to the opposite side of the estuary to relax on a small beach.
We only stopped here for an hour to have some lunch before heading out to Start Point Lighthouse.
At Start Point Lighthouse we took in the breath-taking views, we climbed rocks, laughed, enjoyed being in nature, soaked up the sun’s rays and did some yoga. What is not to love? On a warm day like this it is easy to enjoy this location but I am guessing this place is not such a lovely experience during the winter months, there is a constant, strong sea breeze and very little cover from the elements so I’d suggest to wrap up in your thermals. On a day like this however I didn’t need a light jacket and loved the warm breeze brushing my face and flowing through my hair. Start Point lighthouse was built in 1836 to protect shipping off Start Point in south Devon, England. Open to the public in summer months and it is a grade II listed building. I highly recommend visiting this place, it’s so pretty and peaceful and it is an excellent location to watch the sunset.
We’ve missed going on day trips around our local area so much. We used to do this quite often on Sunday’s and we’d also take a picnic along with us, some books and photography equipment and we’d just spend hours out exploring. We are trying to do this more often, especially now that Jon’s work contract has changed and the weather here is still reasonably pleasant. We hope to venture back up to Swansea in Wales to visit Jon’s Aunt & Uncle again and I’d like to venture to parts of Cornwall I have yet to see.