Pupils bring splash of colour to new shower block
Sailors who drop anchor at Salcombe will soon be able to enjoy free hot showers on the quayside.
Work has already begun on the two-cubicle block and will be adorned with tiles decorated by local artist Maggie Smith and budding young artists from the town's Church of England primary school.
Themes for the artwork include scenes from South Hams and marine images.
Harbourmaster Ian Gibson said the shower block at Whitestrand had been in the pipeline for some time.
He said: "It has been a long- held objective of the Harbour Authority to provide shower facilities for visiting yachtsmen, but finding a suitable location for the showers which is affordable and accessible has been the biggest hurdle.
"It is not the complete answer, but it does mean that we can offer visiting yachtsmen the choice in early and late season when the luxury showers at Salcombe Yacht Club, which have been provided for many years, may not be open.
"This facility has been a big gap for many years in the harbour's facilities and services which are offered to visiting yachtsmen."
The showers will be free to visiting yachtsmen as part of their mooring charges and be pin-code operated.
The block is being built by local builders as an extension to the South Hams District Council toilet block on the car park adjacent to the much improved Town Landing pontoons. It will be open in season from 7am until 9pm and September to Easter 9am to 5pm.