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Dartmouth is a beautiful harbour town in South Devon which is full of maritime heritage. It is situated on the banks of the River Dart, which provides picturesque views from around the town, and is the perfect year round destination for a short break, day visit or holiday.
Dartmouth is a hive of activity with festivals, events, exhibitions and markets taking place all year around, as well as a great range of attractions and activities both in Dartmouth and nearby, meaning there is always something happening in this vibrant harbour town
Foodies will love visiting this town, which provides the best that Devon has to offer, you’ll find everything from freshly caught sea food, to ice cream, fudge and of course amazing fresh produce from fruit to veg and locally reared meats.
If you love historic houses and gardens, castles or immersing yourself in history and culture, then Dartmouth is the place for you. Shopping, galleries, museums, arts and crafts, the list goes on in Dartmouth town centre. While away hours browsing through Dartmouth’s beautiful historic streets.
Dartmouth and the surrounding area is ideal for anyone looking for some fresh air and a holiday out in the open. Surrounded by the stunning South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty you’ll find beautiful countryside to explore as well as the South West Coast Path, which will take you around some gorgeous coastline.
The River Dart is stunning and river cruises are a popular activity when in this part of Devon. The beaches in this part of Devon are also beautiful and well worth a visit. There are 2 beautiful secluded cove beaches in Dartmouth town; Castle Cove and Sugary Cove next to Dartmouth Castle and the Blue Flag Blackpool Sands is a short distance away.
The River Dart is the perfect location to try your hand at watersports, you can learn how to sail, kayak, paddle board or just take a gentle boat trip. Whatever you’d like to do, it is on offer.
Map & Directions
On reaching Devon take the Totnes turning off the A38 on to the A384. After reaching the main set of traffic lights in Totnes, take the A381 and follow the signs to Dartmouth.
Public Transport Directions
There are a number of bus routes running to Dartmouth which connects the town to a number of surrounding towns and villages.
The nearest train station to Dartmouth is in Totnes, which is accessible by trains from London and Birmingham. Onward journeys to Dartmouth can then be made by bus, taxi, car or boat down the River Dart.