With a long weekend in prospect, where will you be heading this Easter?
There’s so much to do in and around Dartmouth, whether you have little ones to keep entertained, you want to escape and enjoy great food, shops and ambience or you just want to breathe in the salty fresh air and go for a hike along the South West Coast Path.
Be sure to pop by at Bayards Cove Inn, whether you fancy a refreshing drink and snack, or you’d like to dine in our restaurant. We do recommend booking, to avoid disappointment.
Here we look at just a handful of our favourite things to do in Dartmouth.
Dartmouth Castle is open throughout Easter from 10am until 5pm. Explore this wonderful castle that was built to defend Dartmouth from enemy warships.
Coleton Fishacre is hosting an Easter egg hunt on Monday, April 18 10.30am until 5pm
If you love history, the Newcomen Memorial Engine, which led to the Industrial Revolution, lives next to Dartmouth Tourist Information Centre and is well worth a look. Its a ripe old age, dating from 1725, and it can still be seen operating, although not with steam. Admission is free and you can visit from 10am until 5pm every day except Sunday when its open until 2pm.
Fancy a historic stroll? Then embark on the Mayflower Trail which was created to celebrate the 400 year anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower. The trail paints a picture of Dartmouth in the 17th century as the route takes around Dartmouth and its main points of interest.
Visit Blackpool Sands, just a short drive from Dartmouth and you could be in another country with azure blue seas glistening in the sun, and Scotch pines lining the cliff tops. We love the Blackpool Sands circular walk. Why not grab a takeaway from Bayards Cove Inn and then head out and enjoy the glorious South Hams countryside.
Head across on the ferry to Kingswear and then up to the Daymark Tower, with the route visiting the extensive remains of the Brownstone Battery, built during the Second World War to prevent enemy landing son the beaches. Skylarks, those lovely birds the symbolise freedom, inspiration, hope and joy, will serenade you and if you look carefully below, you might catch a glimpse of a seal.
Explore the stunning River Dart with Canoe Adventures. Book a seat on its ‘All Aboard’ Classics available on Thursday, April 21.
Paddle boarding is a wonderful way to discover and fall in love with our waterways, wildlife and the River Dart. The Padde Shack operates out of Dartmouth and allows you to get really close to nature without ever disturbing it. It caters for all levels. Take a look and book a session.