Things to do & Places to Visit in Dartmouth and South Devon

Dartmouth town offers a host of cafes, pubs, bars and gourmet restaurants to suit every taste whilst there is culture in abundance with a number of art galleries and historic buildings including Dartmouth Castle and Agatha Christie’s former home, Greenway, now cared for by the National Trust as well as the imposing Britannia Royal Naval College.

There are a number of stunning beaches including Blackpool Sands just a short drive away whilst there are opportunities to explore the stunning south Devon Coastline, by walking the South West coastal path. There is also opportunities for sailing and enjoying the water wake boarding, kayaking or relaxing on one of the passenger river boat trips or on the newly refurbished River Dart paddle steamer. The Steam train to Paignton also offers a chance to enjoy the spectacular Devon Countryside by rail as it winds along the river Dart.
The Dartmouth Regatta at the end of August brings further attractions for a week long festival to celebrate the town. Music, fishing and food festivals also held during each year.

Some of the things to do in and around Dartmouth

Visit the Flavel Centre – cinema art theatre talks workshop rainy day events
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Pleasure cruises to Totnes
Steam train to Paignton
Kingswear car ferry across to Brixham & Torbay
Woodlands Adventure Park 4 miles
Dartmouth Golf & Country Club – 9 holes pay & play course
Take a walk to Dartmouth Castle and a ferry ride back
Keen on fishing, plenty of opportunities to go out to sea
Many coastal walks
Superb beaches, Blackpool Sands & Slapton Beach
Paignton Zoo
Regular Farmer’s Market
Sharpham Vineyard & cheese Dairy – Totnes

Special Events 2017

Dartmouth Beer Festival 20 Feb
Dartmouth Comedy Festival 1 – 4 March
Dart Gig Club Regatta 2 April
Dartmouth Music Festival 13 – 15 May
Dartmouth Galleries Week 19 – 21 May
Dartmouth Shakespeare Week 9 – 13 July
Kingswear Regatta 22 – 23 July
Dartmouth Royal Regatta 24 – 26 Aug Spectacular firework display
Dartmouth Food Festival 23 – 25 October
Candlelit Dartmouth 26 – 27 Nov
Dartmouth Fatstock Show 6 Dec