Dartmouth Hotels in Dartmouth, a famous yachting centre with a long maritime history.
The friendly town has winding streets lined with small shops selling everything from canvas deck-buckets to fabulous seafood and fine art.
Dartmouth Hotels in Dartmouth, Devon
Imagine strolling along the embankment of the River Dart, passing children catching crabs, small water taxis ferrying people backwards and forwards along the river and larger river cruisers – add into the mix the unmistakable sound of the steam train puffing away on the Kingswear side of the River Dart and you have the complete picture.
Within a short drive of Dart Marina there are award winning Blue Flag beaches, beautiful Devon villages, breathtaking coastal path walks, historic houses and gardens and riverside walks.
In summer, the little ferry that runs from the south embankment to Dartmouth Castle will reward you with splendid views of the twin castles across the estuary mouth, dramatic hills, wooded banks, calm coves and town vistas. Coastal paths around Dartmouth and Kingswear, and country paths to villages with Dart views, present superbly scenic walks in the area.
The water is a constant attraction and every type of watery experience can be had – from a short water taxi ride to a riverside pub, to an exhilarating RIB ride out to sea. Or for total peace and an almost silent water passage – take to a canoe and paddle quietly down stream through the magical Dart river valley.
Finally, dine alfresco and afloat on the unique picnic boat which offers a chance to ‘eat the view’ as you sail through it.