places to visit in Dartmouth when on holiday

Places to Visit  Dartmouth

Once you have arrived, you will want to get out and explore the local area and all of it's facilities. Each house is situated within walking distance of the main village.


There are a wide range of shops available within Dartmouth. For your groceries and basics there is a Spar, Somerfield, local paper shop and just outside of the village there is a Sainsbury's. A market is held twice a week, which is located in the Market Square on a Tuesday and Friday. There is also a Marks and Spencer located on Mayors Avenue.

For those special purchases there are a number of other mainstream stores and some lovely unique boutiques if you're looking for something special and want great service.

Some of our favourites in particular are:

Mistral - Located at the Boat Float

Eating Out

There are many places you can visit in the area and something to suit all tastes and budgets. From take away fish and chips to up market eating houses.

The Seahorse
Specialising in seafood and is located on the banks of the River Dart. It has been awarded the Best Seafood Restaurant in the UK by the Good Food Guide for 2013. It is located on the South Embankment.

Cloud Nine
A new waterside pop-up bar located at the Dart Marina Hotel + Spa. Enjoy drinks alfresco while overlooking the stunning River Dart.

Platform 1
Why not enjoy locally sourced food and a glass of champagne or two at the historic Grade I GWR railway station? With panoramic views across the River Dart, it's a great place to visit anytime of the year. Dine and drink alfresco on the terrace or inside in the restaurant and bar.

This is our first port of call when we arrive in Dartmouth, it's a child friendly restaurant who use local produce and offer great service. Kendricks is located in Fairfax Place.

The Cherub Inn & Restaurant
A traditional inn and dates back from 1380, retaining many of it's original features. It can be found on Higher Street.

Places to Visit  Wider South Hams Area


Dittisham is one of the most attactive villages in Devon and oozes with un-spoilt charm. It is situated on the west bank of the River Dart and has two friendly pubs, a village post office and a riverside cafe. It makes a fantastic location for a relaxing day out. It is also a great place for the kids to enjoy crabbing from the pontoon.

A great experience is to catch the ferry in Dartmouth down the river to Dittisham where you can find a fantastic café for outdoor eating called Anchorstone which is great for fish lovers. The ferry to Dittisham must be booked in advance to secure a place and can be found on the front by the Boatfloat. Anchorestone is closed from November to March.

Blackpool Sands

If you are going to venture into the wider surroundings Blackpool Sands is a must! This is a large but pebbly beach with a great café and has some fantastic views.

Greenway House and Gardens

For those who love history or love to read crime novels, Greenway House and Gardens is a great place to visit. This house was the summer residence of Agatha Christy. Greenway is located in Galmpton near Brixham.


For shoppers Salcombe is definitely a hit. It is about 45 minutes from Dartmouth by car but there is also a bus route too. Salcombe is a shopper's haven. All brands and individual boutiques can be found here.


Brixham is a small fishing town. It is situated at the end of Torbay and is in the lee of Berry Head. It has plenty of shops and places to eat. Brixham can be reached easy on the bus from Dartmouth.


Totnes is situated at the head of the River Dart. It is a medieval town which is very popular with tourists.