Voted the second-best seaside town in the UK, Dartmouth is known for its picturesque seafront and strong maritime heritage.
Situated at the mouth of the River Dart, Dartmouth is an ideal holiday destination for everyone. For those wanting an active holiday, Dartmouth is the place to try one of various water sports the town has on offer. Or for those wanting to relax, simply enjoy the views up and down the river whilst staying in Steppes House, situated on the water’s edge.
Dartmouth has an active town centre, one full of independent shops and restaurants that can be enjoyed all year round. The town has a strong and growing reputation for its eating and drinking establishments. From ‘locals’ pubs to refined dining, it caters for everyone.
To explore the town’s abundance of history, visit Dartmouth Castle or look out over the rolling hills at Britannia Royal Naval College. The college has been training officers of the navies of the world since the beginning of the 20th century. Cross the river by ferry and take a trip on the Steam Railway, first opened in 1859. Visit the Dartmouth Museum to learn more about the town’s history and heritage.
To catch more of South Devon’s fantastic coastal views, hop on the number 93 bus to nearby town Kingsbridge or the Sandpiper ferry up the river to the village of Dittisham. For those wanting to explore on foot, the South Devon Coast Path passes straight through Dartmouth.
Dartmouth has variety of festivals and events that happen throughout the year. From crabbing competitions to comedy festivals, to their annual royal Regatta, this town truly offers a unique and memorable holiday experience for all.