All Within An Hour’s Drive

Spoilt For Choice

There is so much to do in and around the Dartmouth area – whether it’s across on the ferry or a drive along the coast, you are certain to have a great day out at any one of the following places.


Crab Fishing & Lunch in Dittisham

Catch the Dittisham ferry from the Embankment in Dartmouth up river to Dittisham.  Take your crab lines and bait and book a table at the Anchorstone café for lunch. Perfect location right next to the river.

Dartmouth Castle

Dartmouth Castle

Catch the Castle ferry from the South Embankment and explore the historic castle. Stop for a coffee, ice cream or light lunch at The Castle Tea Rooms or take a walk up to Gallants Bower or Little Dartmouth for some beautiful views.

National Marine Aqaurium

The National Marine Aquarium

Based in Plymouth and about a 45 minute drive but worth the journey – it is the UK’s largest Aquarium. Whilst you are there, catch a boat from the Barbican to Royal William yard and pay a visit to Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall River Cottage Canteen for lunch.

Canoe Adventures

Canoe Adventures

Explore the stunning River Dart estuary between the historic towns of Totnes and Dartmouth in BIG canoes!  Set off from Tuckenhay or Stoke Gabriel with pubs, secret places, campfires, shipwrecks, wildlife and stories along the way.

Start Point Lighthouse

Start Point Lighthouse

Visit the striking Start Point Lighthouse located along the beautiful South Devon coastline between Dartmouth and Kingsbridge. It is open in the summer months for 45 minute guided tours.  There’s a great beach nearby and you can stop off en-route at one of the lovely pubs/restaurants at Torcross.

Steam Train

River Cruise & Steam Train

Travel on the steam railway from Paignton to Kingswear, then cross the River Dart on our foot passenger ferry to Dartmouth, where you board one of our boats for a circular River Cruise (approximately 1 hour duration) around the river and estuary.