Escape to the South Hams where the vibrant waterside town of Dartmouth welcomes romantic retreats, family-friendly holidays and getaways with your four-legged friend. After indulging in delicious seafood fresh from the day’s catch, walking the South West Coast Path or enjoying one of the town’s annual festivals, settle down for the night in one of our self-catering holiday cottages before heading out to explore again tomorrow. Nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the banks of the River Dart, Dartmouth boasts spectacular beaches, secluded coves and glittering seas perfect for dipping, dog walking and making a splash.
The streets of Dartmouth are lined with welcoming, independent shops and the pretty harbour town has a rich heritage perfect for history lovers. Spend mornings wandering your way around the delicious eateries, creative spaces and quirky shops before visiting the beautiful, waterside castle which tells fascinating tales of years gone by. Keep everyone entertained and head out on a boat trip or time your trip to coincide with the Royal Regatta, Dart Music Festival or the Food Festival.
Known as the “Jewel of the South Hams”, Dartmouth is a picturesque harbour town with friendly locals, a rich history and heritage, and plenty of places to keep you entertained. Sitting on the south coast of Devon, spend your Dartmouth days on the local beaches, indulging in scrumptious seafood and hopping aboard the Dartmouth Steam Railway to explore.
If you fancy a night off from the kitchen at one of our welcoming, self-catering holiday cottages, the bustling town centre and harbourside have many an eatery where you can savour delicious plates of food and a cold drink.
With something for everyone, Dartmouth has dog-friendly beaches for sandy scampers, places to enjoy romantic date nights and family-friendly attractions where little ones can play to their heart’s content come rain or shine. Keep reading to find some of our favourite spots to visit during a getaway to Dartmouth.