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The Local Area

Local Area

Visit the many stunning seaside towns with beautiful places to eat, drink and boutique shops to wander around.

Experience the stunning South West Coast Path from your doorstep, with miles of picturesque walks to enjoy. Take advantage of one of the many glorious beaches or indulge in your choice of watersport on the sea or river.

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Totnes Kingsbridge Salcombe Beesands Start Point Slapton Ley Dartmouth Coleton Fishacre Brixham Berry Head Kingswear Blackpool Sands East Portlemouth Sharpham Vinyard Noss on Dart Marina Dartside Quay Marina Dartmoor Stoke Gabriel Tuckenhay Dittisham Greenway Quay Greenway House Galmpton River Dart Hideaways Dartmouth Lower Ferry Dartmouth Higher Ferry Man Sands Foot Ferry
Greenway Quay

Greenway Quay

Just a short walk away is Greenway Quay, nestled on the river below the neighbouring Greenway Estate, Agatha Christie's former holiday home. From here you can take the Greenway Ferry to Dittisham.

Dartmouth

Dartmouth

Located at the mouth of the River Dart, the beautiful town of Dartmouth is one of South Devon’s most popular and enchanting towns. With its charming historic streets, scenic river location and surrounded by South Devon countryside you’ll be enchanted from your first visit.

Kingswear

Kingswear

Kingswear is located just opposite Dartmouth and is a charming and popular village, with pubs and shops to browse and enjoys beautiful views across the River Dart. The Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway terminates here, allowing you take the unique passenger ferry across to Dartmouth - or vice versa.

Dittisham

Dittisham

Dittisham is an un-spoilt and exceptionally beautiful riverside village right on the River Dart. Simply catch the Greenway Ferry from Greenway Quay and enjoy the tranquil location, stopping for a drink or meal at the Ferry Boat Inn. From Dittisham you can also take a ferry straight to Dartmouth, just 2 miles up river (30 mins each way).

Totnes

Totnes

Totnes is an historic market town that combines alternative therapies, breathtakingly beautiful countryside and a fascinating history. Sitting in the heart of South Devon on the banks of the River Dart, this unique and charming town has an international reputation for its lively and diverse community and relaxed atmosphere.

Brixham

Brixham

A busy and picturesque fishing town, Brixham life centres around it’s harbour and fish market. Enjoy watching the boats set out to retrieve the day’s catch whilst strolling along the half-mile breakwater. Breakwater beach is a great spot to stop and relax and there are many shops to browse and great places to eat and drink.

Tuckenhay

Tuckenhay

The hamlet of Tuckenhay is nestled in the South banks of Bow Creek, an estuary of the Harbourne River, flowing into the River Dart. Located just three miles South of Totnes, it has a number of walking routes and is home to many local wildlife.

Galmpton

Galmpton

The village of Galmpton is located between Paignton and Brixham, just off the Dartmouth Road. The village extends to the shore of the River Dart at Galmpton Creek and has a great pub, general store and family run butcher.

Coleton Fishacre

Coleton Fishacre

Coleton Fishacre is a National Trust property consisting of a 24-acre garden and a house in the Arts and Crafts style, near Kingswear. From the gardens you can enjoy glimpses of the shimmering sea and directly access the South West Coast Path.

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Berry Head

Berry Head

Berry Head National Nature Reserve, is a must-visit with real ‘wow factor.’ Perched high up on 200 feet (60 metre) cliffs with its iconic lighthouse, this beautiful headland, just to the east of Brixham is surrounded by water on three sides and enjoys some of Devon’s most breathtaking views.

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Stoke Gabriel

Stoke Gabriel

Famous for it’s mill pond and crabbing, this picturesque village is located on a creek on the River Dart. Enjoy riverside walks, exploring the quaint village or any number of watersports.

Slapton Ley

Slapton Ley

An impressive sight, Slapton Ley is the largest natural lake in south-west England. Although it is only separated from the sea by a narrow shingle bar, it is entirely freshwater. The lake is surrounded by reedbeds, marshes and woodland habitats.

Beesands

Beesands

Close to Kingsbridge, Beesand’s mile-long shingle beach is backed by fields and a freshwater lake. Fishing boats still offer up the catch of the day on the village green and the fresh crab sandwiches served locally are a must!

East Portlemouth

East Portlemouth

On the eastern side of the estuary, opposite Salcombe is East Portlemouth. It’s long, secluded sandy beach stretches around the coast and is made up of a number of small beaches - Fisherman's Cove, Smalls Cove and Mill Bay.

Noss Dart Marina

Noss on Dart Marina

Noss on Dart Marina is located on the eastern bank of the River Dart, just minutes from Dartmouth. Offering annual berthing and excellent facilities.

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Dartside Quay Marina

Dartside Quay Marina

Just below River Dart Hideways, Dartside Quay Marina at Galmpton Creek offers extensive facilities, including dry storage for up to 300 boats, 65 -ton hoist, chanderley, boat repairs and maintenance.

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Greenway House and Gardens

Greenway House & Gardens

The cherished holiday home of Agatha Christie, who described it as 'the loveliest place in the world' is a must to visit (especially as it’s right next door!) The impressive house was built in the Georgian period and the gardens and woodland meet the river where the ‘Boathouse’ can be found.

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Kingsbridge

Kingsbridge

This traditional English market town sits on the Kingsbridge Estuary, in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Surrounded by lush, green rolling countryside, it is a popular destination for walking and sailing all year round.

Salcombe

Salcombe

A little further along the banks of the Kingsbridge Estuary is the popular coastal town of Salcombe. It is one of the prettiest towns in the area and a well-established and renowned centre for sailing. With outstanding coastal views, scenic walks and an array of independent shops, boutiques and eateries it is the perfect place to while away a day.

Dartington Estate

Dartington Estate

Just outside Totnes is this wonderful countryside estate offering visitors 800 acres of stunning, glorious Grade II* listed gardens to enjoy, fabulous woodland walks, meandering rivers and a newly restored 700 year old deer park. You’ll also find some fantastic eateries here, perfect for enjoying a quick cake or relaxed lunch.

Dartmoor

Dartmoor

This beautiful and dramatic landscape covers a vast area of 368 square miles. Home to the famous wild ponies, it is one of the remaining areas of Britain that is truly wild, with stunning views around every corner, wooded valleys, meandering rivers, waterfalls and tors. It is a relaxing place to escape

Sharpham Vineyard

Sharpham Vineyard

This stunning location, is a fantastically successful English vineyard producing fine wine & cheese. It is a great place to explore & walk around, sit and have a picnic in the grounds beside the river or indulge in a cheese & wine tasting at the vineyard whilst enjoying the spectacular higher views. Seasonally the great Cellar Door café operates serving local seafood amongst other great dishes. Accessible by watercraft and car.

Man Sands

Man Sands

Man Sands is a wonderfully secluded pebble beach with sand exposed at low tide. The beach has no facilities or parking of its own so must be accessed only on foot either from Sharkham Point along the coastal path or by walking 1km from the car park at Woodhuish Lane.

Blackpool Sands

Blackpool Sands

This popular Blue Flag award winning beach is a pebble one (don’t let the name fool you!) and is backed by evergreens and scented pines. A privately managed beach, its facilities include parking, a beach shop and Venus Beach Café, which serves snacks, breakfast and light lunches. There is also watersports equipment hire available. Blackpool Sands is on the South West Coast Path, and so is in ideal place to start or finish a walk along this beautiful piece of South Devon coastline.

Foot Ferry

Foot Ferry

This passenger only ferry operates daily, year round. Monday – Saturday 7.30am -6.55pm and Sunday 9.00am – 6.55pm. Tickets can be purchased on board or online if part of the Steam Train and Cruise ‘Round Robin’ Tour.

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Lower Ferry

Dartmouth Lower Ferry

The Dartmouth Lower Ferry transports vehicles and foot passengers between Dartmouth and Kingswear using a floating platform pushed along by a tug boat. Tickets can be purchased on board. The ferry operates 7 days a week, all year round. Monday -Saturday 7.00am – 8.55pm and Sunday 8.00am – 8.55pm.

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Dartmouth Higher Ferry

Dartmouth Higher Ferry

The Dartmouth Higher Ferry, also known as the Dartmouth–Kingswear Floating Bridge, is a vehicular cable ferry which crosses the River Dart between Dartmouth and Kingswear. It transports vehicles and foot passengers. Tickets can be purchased on board or online in advance for a 10% discount. The ferry operates 7 days a week, all year round, Monday – Saturday 6:30 am – 9:00 pm and Sunday 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

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Start Point

Start Point

One of the most exposed peninsulas on the English Coast, Start Point runs almost a mile into the sea on the South side of Start Bay. The lighthouse at the end of the headland has guided ships for over 150 years. Take in the dramatic views by walking along the coast path to the lighthouse, enjoying some of the best scenery in the area.

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