Why do we love Dartmouth?

Take a stroll through Dartmouth and you’ll soon be mesmerised by its vibrancy and colour. It possesses a magic that’s tangible. Every inch of this delightful town is steeped in history, but time has been kind, wrapping its arms around its core and gently nurturing it so that it has flourished into this remarkable place we all know and love that’s warm and welcoming with community at its heart. 

What happens in Dartmouth?

The calendar year is packed with events and activities – huge events that take months of organisation but add to the dynamic of Dartmouth, and aside from the Dart Music Festival, the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta and the Dartmouth Food Festival, there are dozens of other events like the arts and crafts weekend, Candlelit Dartmouth and Dartmouth Galleries Week, which we hope to see revived for 2022.

 From a peaceful stroll through the carefully tended Royal Avenue Gardens, to a spot on the harbour wall, a multitude of benches encourage you to take your time, take your breath and enjoy being in this beguiling town. Maybe art’s your thing. Wander through the galleries and you’ll be drawn in by the paintings that encapsulate the beauty and drama of this unique part of Britain.

Do you love the water?

For those who love the water there’s sailing, diving, paddle boarding with Dartmouth-based Paddle Shack, kayaking with Sea Kayaking Devon, fishing, or maybe you’d like to just sit on the harbour wall and watch the world sail by.

A walkers’ paradise

The South Hams is a walkers’ paradise, from vigorous walks exploring the rugged South West Coast Path, to more genteel strolls around Gallants Bower, or across to Kingswear to view the Daymark.

Venture further afield for walks that will take your breathe away, scampering down steep paths to the shoreline and coves where few people venture. You can find your bit of heaven, far from the crowds if you arm yourself with good map, sturdy shoes, and a nose for adventure.

The South Hams’ incredible wildlife

This part of the coast is a home to a dazzling array of wildlife. Have you ever witnessed gannets diving into the sea at high speed? When they hit the surface they can be travelling at 60mph, turning the sea into a swirling, churning cauldron.

The south coast is also home to the Peregrine Falcon, the fastest creature on the planet and an absolute joy to behold, if you’re lucky enough to spot one. 

Paddle up the river Dart and the chances are you’ll see a grey seal pop its head up. 

There’s so much to offer in Dartmouth. Our rooms are filling up very fast so if you fancy a break in glorious South Devon, you know what to do.

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Keep up to date on all things Dartmouth with regular visits to Discover Dartmouth, the destination guide to Dartmouth.


Dart Music Festival May 6 – 8

The Port of Royal Dartmouth Regatta August 20 – 27

Dartmouth Food Festival October 21 – 23

Dartmouth Farmers Market – every second Saturday of the month in the Old Market Square, 9am – 1pm