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The beach, Paignton, Devon.


a Seaside Town in the county of Devon

Kilpeck Church


in the county of Herefordshire

Pictures of Kingsbridge

in the county of Devon

About Kingsbridge

With roots going back to the 13th-century it is not surprising that this pleasant little town is known as the 'capital of the South Hams. Many picturesque properties are built around the banks of the tidal waters of the estuary which looks at its best when the sea rises covering the mudbanks, causing small craft to ride at anchor in their moorings.

Long ago, Kingsbridge was a thriving port, these days it is an interesting holiday destination providing year long excitement for boating enthusiasts and a wealth sandy beaches and lovely coves for those who simply wish to laze beside the sea. The town is surrounded by other historical towns and villages, some a short car journey away and some, easily reached on foot. Hidden along the estuaries lonely creeks there are welcoming, remote waterside inns. Ancient hostelries can also be found in the giant patchwork of fields forming the beautiful agricultural landscape surrounding Kingsbridge that is so much a feature of glorious Devon. Superb walks draw you to the water, or into, splendid open countryside.

The town offers plentiful supply of shops. Boats, surfboards and canoes can be hired, as can horses from a nearby riding school. There is a ferry which carries visitors to Salcombe and there are attractions to suit all the family. The area offers excellent hotel accommodation as well as picturesque, carefully sited caravan parks.

With its mild climate, year round activities, Kingsbridge is an excellent choice for a family holiday or an ideal base from which to explore the remote shores of Devon.

Recommended towns & villages near Kingsbridge

Bold Head

Salcombe (77 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Devon

(3.6 miles, 5.8 km, direction S of Kingsbridge)

Salcombe is a pleasant town with a happy atmosphere making it a joy to explore when you tire of lazing on one of the beautiful sandy beaches or need to relax after an energetic morning at sea...

Torcross on Slapton Ley in Devon

Torcross (11 Pictures) in the county of Devon

(5.8 miles, 9.3 km, direction E of Kingsbridge)

In the summer months Torcross is a popular tourist destination. Part of the bank of shingle on which Torcross stands, takes in Slapton Ley, a 270 acre freshwater lake, an important winter habitat for wildfowl...

Start Point Lighthouse, Devon

Hallsands (20 Pictures) in the county of Devon

(6.5 miles, 10.4 km, direction SE of Kingsbridge)

Hallsands is a powerful reminder of the havoc and destruction caused by gale lashed, turbulent seas...

Houses in Dittisham July 2005

Dittisham (37 Pictures) in the county of Devon

(10.4 miles, 16.7 km, direction NE of Kingsbridge)

Attractive unspoilt village in a tranquil setting overlooking the widest part of the River Dart...

Coleton Fishacre

Kingswear (33 Pictures) in the county of Devon

(10.5 miles, 16.8 km, direction E of Kingsbridge)

Picturesquely situated at the mouth of the River Dart, this popular resort has changed little with the passage of time...

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Burgh Island

Burgh Island (23 Pictures)

(5.3 miles, 8.5 km, direction W)


Start Point Lighthouse, Hallsands, Devon

Start Point Lighthouse (9 Pictures)

(7.5 miles, 12.1 km, direction SE)

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Old pottery in Dartmouth, Devon

Dartmouth Pottery (1 Pictures)

(9.7 miles, 15.6 km, direction E)


Dartmouth Castle

Dartmouth Castle (24 Pictures)

(10.1 miles, 16.3 km, direction E)

Darmouth Castle occupies a rocky promontory overlooking the Dart estuary. It was one of a chain of castles built by Henry VIII.....

Old Mother Hubbard's Cottage in Yealmpton, Devon

Old Mother Hubbard's Cottage (1 Pictures)

(10.4 miles, 16.8 km, direction NW)

Many myths surround the legend of Old Mother Hubbard, did she exist or didn't she? but the cottage she is supposed to have.....

Totnes Castle, Totnes, Devon

Totnes Castle (1 Pictures)

(10.7 miles, 17.2 km, direction NE)

Built by the Normans in the 11th century, Totnes castle has one of the best preserved shell keeps in England...

A picture of Greenway

Greenway (4 Pictures)

(10.7 miles, 17.3 km, direction NE)

The house called Greenway sitting serenely in attractive countryside has been an important Devon home for centuries, during which.....

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