Situated on the banks of the scenic River Dart, Dartmouth is a vibrant seaside town that is ideal for a short-break or holiday. Throughout the year it is host to festivals, markets, and exhibitions, and there are a plethora of activities to try! If you’re a foodie, then look no further, as Dartmouth serves wonderful fresh produce, seafood, locally-made ice-cream and fudge.
During your stay, the Devon countryside is right on your door step; why not take a family walk along the South West Coast Path, or explore the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which includes the Dartmoor National Park. If you like off-road cycling, then Haldon Forest Park has some great routes that are mapped according to difficulty.
If you’re looking to have a traditional day at the beach, then Blackpool Sands is a short drive away (10 mins). This blue flag award-winning beach is one of the most popular destinations in the region, with kayak and paddleboard hire available.
For history enthusiasts, Dartmouth Castle is a beautifully located fortress with over 600 years history of guarding the narrow entrance to the Dart Estuary, and the busy port of Dartmouth. The South Devon Steam Railway offers something slightly more contemporary, and is a popular attraction in the area.
For accommodation there is a good mix of quality hotels, B&Bs, self-catered properties, camping and caravan sites.
Main Attractions: Beach, Dartmouth Castle, Dartmoor, Food, South Devon Steam Railway
Accommodation: Hotels, B&Bs, Self-Catered Properties, Camping, Caravans
Food: Restaurants, Cafes, Takeaways, Ice-Cream Parlours
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