Dartmouth is located in the South Hams, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Many visitors to Dartmouth fall in Love with it’s charm and return year after year.
Steeped in history, yet still moving forward. Old-fashioned yet trendy, the past and future sit comfortably together. We hope that you enjoy your stay and Love Dartmouth as much as we do.
Things to do On Dry LandShopping
Dartmouth has many varied and interesting shops, and is renowned for art galleries, and specialist shops selling unique Jewellery, art works and pottery. Add to that the eclectic mix of stylish clothes shops, home wares, and local shops – the wool shop at the end of our road is not to be missed, and you can spend many a happy hour wondering through Dartmouth’s pretty streets.
Walking or cycling
There are many interesting routes cycling or walking, the South West Coast Path, and Dart Valley Trial take you along undulating cliffs or country lanes, Whether strolling, hiking, or cycling you are sure to enjoy this area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Many local gardens are members of the national open garden scheme.
Dartmouth in Bloom is a very active organisation and many of the restaurants, guest Houses, pubs, shops and residents wholeheartedly join in the annual scramble to make the very most of their floral displays, and maybe catch the eye of the Judges and win a prize. The Captain’s House was highly recommended last year, and achieved 3rd position in 2005. The town is always a hot contender for the Britain in Bloom competition and has in the past won the title. The Royal Avenue Gardens are a delight all year round.
Follow the links from our web-site for information on Spectacular Gardens in the area including
Greenways of Agatha Christie fame
Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway
Enjoy the nostalgia of the steam train; Add Beautiful coastal and Countryside views for a lovely excursion. The Round Robin, combines a trip by boat to Totnes a bus to Paignton and steam train to Kingswear, or visa versa.
If you are a golfer, Dartmouth Golf and Country Club is not to be missed, it has a challenging Championship Course and a 9 hole par 66 course. Both surrounded by stunning scenery and wildlife.
The River Sea and Beaches
The Higher Ferry crosses the dart from Dartmouth to Noss, the Lower Ferry and Foot passenger Ferry cross from Dartmouth to Kingswear. A ferry service also operates to the Castle and Dittisham. There are cruises to suit all including Wildlife cruises, a Dartmouth Harbour cruise, evening cruises with food and entertainment, and many more.
Water sports including Sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and Kayaking can be enjoyed in Dartmouth and at the Local beaches with activities to suit all abilities from novice to experienced.
The local beaches are beautiful to the south of Dartmouth can be found, Blackpool sands, Strete Gate, Slapton Sands, Torcross, Beesands, Hallsands and Startpoint the beaches are all very different, each one having it’s own special magical feel.
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