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The Best Adventurous Things to Do in Dartmouth

If you are looking for adventurous things to do in Dartmouth, you have come to the right place. There is so much to enjoy in and around this beautiful town. Whether you want to stay on land or take a trip out on the water, it is the perfect destination for an action-packed visit to Devon. Nevertheless keep reading to learn our recommendations!

African Queen Sea Fishing

Located on the coast, Dartmouth is a well-known fishing town. In fact, many day boats leave the river each morning to bring back delicious catch for the restaurants. So, why not give it a go yourself! If you are looking for unique and adventurous things to do in Dartmouth, this is for sure a memorable one. Offering a variety of trips, ranging from two hour to week-long charters, catch mackerel and try to spot a dolphin, seal or even a basking shark! It is the ideal way to explore the beautiful south coast of Devon whilst also catching your supper. Bring the family together for this unique experience on the water. Make memories that will last a lifetime on Your Devon Escape.

Dartmouth Castle

Surrounded by sparkling waters, Dartmouth is one of the most beautifully located fortresses in England. For over 600 years, the Castle has guarded the narrow entrance to the River Dart estuary and the busy port of Dartmouth. If you are looking for adventurous things to do in Dartmouth, then this should be top of the list. Step back in time and explore the gun tower, winding passages and battlements. Re-enact what happened here, many moons ago while creating memories with your loved ones. Offering stunning views and providing a great day out whatever the weather, learn all about the town’s local history from where the action happened. The Castle is easy to reach by foot or by passenger ferry.

Dartmouth Golf Course

For golf lovers visiting Dartmouth, so be sure to check out Dartmouth Golf Course.  Located a stone’s throw from the town, it is the perfect morning or afternoon activity. Immerse yourself in the challenge and beauty of their eighteen-hole championship course set against the breath-taking backdrop of the Devon countryside. This meticulously crafted course promises a golfing adventure that combines strategic play with stunning natural surroundings. Or, additionally, for those seeking a quicker round or a relaxed game, their nine-hole Dartmouth course offers a delightful alternative. This course is perfect for golfers of all levels, ensuring an enjoyable and leisurely experience whilst still capturing the essence of the game. Whichever you choose, enjoy a day on the course surrounded by rolling hills and stunning countryside.

Falcon Diving Charters

Dive the South West coast from Dartmouth. Explore the numerous scenic reefs, rock pinnacles and wrecks of southern Lyme Bay, Start Bay, and west to the Bolt Trail. This area of the coast is a diver’s paradise. There are a wide variety of dives to choose from to suit all levels of divers, including deeper wrecks for those with more experience. Discover a diverse range of wildlife in this relatively un-dived area of England. If you are looking for adventurous things to do in Dartmouth under the water, this is UK diving at its best.

Olive Pots

Enjoy a unique pottery experience with Olivia. Olive Pots is a small pottery studio based in the heart of Dartmouth. The studio offers bespoke handmade ceramics and pottery workshops. Specialising in creating unique, handmade pottery pieces using a mixture of hand-building techniques and wheel-based work, every piece is crafted with care, attention and love. For those who want to be a bit more adventurous and hands-on, Olivia runs workshops, from an hour and a half to two days long. Get a feel for pottery and make something unique to remember your trip by. Whether you want to learn a new skill or hone existing skills, this is a great activity to try when visiting Dartmouth.

Round Robin

The Round Robin is the best way to explore South Devon. This famous and award-winning tour allows you to discover the best of the South West by steam train, bus and river boat.  Explore the towns of Paignton, Dartmouth and Totnes in a unique and exciting way. This attraction is loved by both young and old, locals and visitors. Running on selected dates between April and October, be sure to indulge on Your Devon Escape.

Sea Kayak Devon

If you are looking for adventurous things to do in Devon, explore the beautiful coastline with a guided kayaking tour. Whether you are looking for a quick afternoon trip on the water or a skills course to improve, do it all whilst admiring the rocky cliffs and rolling hills from the water. There is no better way to explore the coast than by kayak! Sea Kayak Devon welcome families, groups and individuals to enjoy an action-packed trip along the best of the South Devon coast. Check out their website to find the perfect adventure for you. Escape the crowds on a coastline rich in wildlife and enjoy 10% off through our Visitors Club if you are staying in one of our properties.

South West Coast Path

If you are looking for free, yet adventurous, days out in Dartmouth, be sure to take a stomp on the South West Coast Path. Explore the beautiful coastline surrounding the town. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife on and off land. Breathe in the therapeutic sea air. With endless walks to choose from, ranging in length and ability, there will be a perfect one for your group. The Path runs through the town so enjoy a circular stroll from your doorstep. It truly is the perfect day out.

If none of these take your fancy, check out our family days out page for more ideas!

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