The South Hams is a geographic and administrative area comprising 342 square miles, most of this area and its 52 miles of glorious coastline being officially designated as an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Its Beaches have won more clean water awards than any other district in Britain.
Appreciation of the areas many scenic treasures which comprise breath taking river estuaries, spectacular coast line, ambling hills and craggy moors is made all the more easy by the areas fantastic weather. Winter comes late and spring arrives early and thus the area has become named after its singular climate. Hamme is old English for enclosed or sheltered. Visitors can confidently visit this area and explore its attractions all through the year.
It is not only are the natural vistas of the South Hams that are spell bindingly beautiful. The towns and villages of the area such as Dartmouth, Totnes, Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Modbury and Ivybridge are all wonderfull and each has its own individual atmosphere and charm, which can only come from being largley untouched over the centuries.
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