Around The Area
Many people consider this to be the loveliest part of the most beautiful county in England. No one can deny that there's great beauty and interest in every direction.
Devon is a place of contrasts. Here in the South Hams lies the charming, maritime town of Dartmouth surrounded by many small villages including Kingswear, Dittisham and Blackawton. Exploring the coast road you will discover the pretty coastal villages of Stoke Fleming, Strete, Slapton, Torcross, Beesands and Beeson and Stokenham. All these villages lie in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Further up river towards Totnes, discover the unspoilt village of Stoke Gabriel and opposite explore Tuckenhay
Travel a little inland, and you’ll find charming timeless villages by rivers or in peaceful valleys. Even in the busiest days of summer, some of these villages are quiet and peaceful havens for you to relax in. On the coast, you‘ll find fishing villages which take you back to another era, and some of the cleanest beaches in Britain today.
Why not leave the car behind? We at the Tourist Office will be delighted to show you how to explore the area by public transport, bicycle and on foot. However if you would like more detailed information we sell a selection of leaflets and maps and walking guides.