Spend the day at the beach.
Set in a sheltered bay surrounded by evergreens and pines, Blackpool Sands is an award winning family beach that offers so much. With sand pits, a bathing raft, the famous Venus beach cafe and shop. Hire a wetsuit and snorkel and try your hand at surfskiing, kayaking or boogie boarding.
Slapton Sands is a picturesque and popular beach with some of the UK’s rarest flora and fauna, great for young explorers. Try surfing, windsurfing and canoeing.
Challaborough is a small beach that has great waves and is popular among surfers and body boarders all year round.
Dartmouth is a haven for water sports, with lovely sandy beaches too. You can enjoy the buzz of the village, go canoeing, kayaking, sailing or windsurfing.
Explore Dartmouth Castle, guarding the Dart Estuary for over 600 years. It’s one of the most picturesquely sited fortresses in England.
Overbecks Museum and Garden has lovely exotic gardens. Explore the banana garden, meander through the towering purple echiums or relax beneath palms.
Enjoy a day of fun for all the family at Woodlands Leisure Park. There is an excellent variety of indoor and outdoor playzones for all ages and around 500 animals at the Zoo and a superb Falconry Centre.
Dartmouth is a lively, colourful seaside town. One of the smartest in England. Narrow streets house boutique shops, art galleries and delicatessens. Farmers’ markets supply the local gourmet restaurants, pubs and cafes. Sweet shops sell the most delicious fudge.
Dartmouth is a mecca for yachts and sailing. Charter a yacht for the day, take a picnic and explore the South Devon coast.
You’ll find great gastro-pubs and restaurants close by. Mitch Tonks has a fantastic seafood restaurant in Dartmouth, The Seahorse, for top class dining right on the river. And possibly the best fish and chip shop anywhere, Rockfish Seafood and Chips. A must! Or visit Sharpham Vineyard and Winery, set in a stunning location on the banks of the River Dart. Sample the award winning red & white wines & cheese.
If you would like to indulge in some beauty and health pampering our expert beauty therapists offer a full range of treatments. Get all the luxury of a visit to a five star spa in the comfort of your own seaside escape.
Head over to Totnes and explore the art galleries, unique boutique and independent shops. A hotspot for good food, Totnes had four fantastic independent butchers and range of fresh fruit and veg stores. There is also a range of excellent vegan, vegetarian and health food stores and restaurants available to try. Totnes hosts some great local markets including, the Totnes market every Friday and Saturday, good food market 3rd Sunday of every month and Christmas night markets – Tues 3rd, 10th, 17th December. Cornworthy and surrounding areas have many public footpaths and circular walks and are part of South Devon’s Area of outstanding natural beauty.
Dartmouth & Surrounding Areas
– Dartmouth Food Festival 18th-20th October
– Candlelit Dartmouth & Mayflower Candlelit 29th-30th December
– Brixham Pirate Festival 2nd-4th May
– Dartmouth Music Festival 15th-17th May
– Dartmouth Mayflower 400, Classic yacht regatta 27th June
– Tunes on the Sands 10th-12th July
– Dartmouth Crabfest (Mitch Tonks) 25th July
– Dartmouth Food Festival 23rd-25th October
– Candlelit Dartmouth 27th-28th November
Dartmouth also has unique independent shops and art galleries
The nearest Golf club is Dartmouth Golf and country club: includes leisure facility and spa treatments: thedartmouthhotel.co.uk. Other golf courses a little further away. Thurlstone, Churston and Dainton
Dartmouth fine foods for catering at Lamper Head. Can offer full catering with chef or menus prepared and delivered. dartmouthfinefoods.co.uk