Things To Do & Places To Go
The Perfect Holiday Destination
Steeped in maritime heritage, Dartmouth’s fascinating historical streets are packed with independent shops and a selection of restaurants, traditional pubs, fish specialists, coffee shops, wine bars, bakeries and delicatessens, making the town the perfect destination for anyone looking to mix a bit of retail therapy with excellent fresh cuisine in to their holiday plans.
Coast & Beaches
Great Days Out
Nestled into the hillside under the watch of the Britannia Royal Naval Collage, this vibrant harbour town is brimming with attractions, from the stunning embankment walk to Bayard’s Cove, Dartmouth Castle and the Dartmouth Museum to a diverse range of local shops, galleries and fudge-makers. Explore the headland to Sugary Cove, or catch the passenger ferry to facing Kingwear to explore the Creek and the National Trust’s Coleton Fishacre or Greenway, which was Agatha Christie’s holiday home. From Kingswear, you can board the historic steam train and journey alongside the banks of the Dart.
Climb aboard one of the many boat trips to Dittisham, Totnes and out to the Mouth of the Dart, and look out for kingfishers, herons, dolphins and seals. Or simply explore the atmospheric, narrow, winding streets within the town and see where they take you. Within the town you’ll find antique shops, art galleries, high street fashion chains, jewellery shops and souvenirs of all kinds. So whether you want to have a quick browse for a holiday keepsake or want to spend a day perusing all Dartmouth has to offer, there’ll be a shop or two to fulfil your wishes.