Free Things to Do in Dartmouth

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  1. Bayards Cove

    Dartmouth Mayflower Heritage Trail

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    Walking Tour

    Dartmouth

    Created to mark the 400 year anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower, Dartmouth’s Mayflower Heritage Trail tells the story of the town and its relationship with the voyage undertaken by the Pilgrims.

    The trail paints a picture of Dartmouth…

  2. Bayards Cove Fort

    Bayards Cove Fort

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    Castle/Fort

    A single storey Tudor artillery fort built before 1534 to protect the harbour from any hostile ships that might have made it past the defences of Kingswear and Dartmouth castles.

  3. The Newcomen Engine

    The Newcomen Engine

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    Museum

    Dartmouth

    The Newcomen Engine House, attached to Dartmouth Visitor Centre , houses one of the few surviving 'Atmospheric Engines'. Built in 1720 to Thomas Newcomen's original design, this is the oldest preserved steam engine in the …

  4. Strete Gate

    Strete Gate

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    Beach

    Strete, Dartmouth

    A long beach of sand and shingle from Start Point towards Stoke Fleming, a good example of a coastal bar. Dogs allowed all year.

  5. Branscombe beach

    Unique Devon Tours

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    Tour Guide

    Newton Abbot

    Unique Devon Tours is a multi-award winning company offering exclusive guided tours of Devon and the surrounding area for small groups of up to six people.

  6. Dartmouth Castle to Gallants Bower

    Dartmouth Castle to Gallants Bower

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    Walking Route

    Dartmouth

    Dartmouth Castle to Gallants Bower
    A peaceful woodland walk up to the earthworks of a Civil War fort. You’ll soon see why it was built there; it offers commanding views inland, along the coast and out to sea.

  7. Burgh Island from Bigbury on Sea

    Bigbury on Sea Beach

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    Beach

    Nr Kingsbridge

    A stunning sandy beach in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) joined by causeway to Burgh Island. Shallow water for paddling and rock pools for exploring. Bigbury on Sea is a popular family beach and great for windsurfing and kite surfing.

  8. Castle Cove Dartmouth

    Castle Cove Dartmouth

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    Type:

    Beach

    Dartmouth

    Castle Cove is a small sand and shingle beach which is completely covered at high tide. Beautiful views of Dartmouth Castle and out to sea.

  9. The Nautical Trail - 7 Day South West Coast Path Trail

    The Nautical Trail - 7 Day South West Coast Path Trail

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    Type:

    Walking Route

    Explore the beautiful South Devon coastline for high cliffs, estuaries, rolling countryside and a region steeped in maritime history with this 7 day walking trail along the South West Coast Path. 

  10. SWCP Dartmouth & Dittisham

    SWCP Dartmouth & Dittisham

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    Type:

    Walking Route

    Dartmouth

     A challenging but breathtaking 5mile (8km) walk following the River Dart Trail along the western bank of the river, with spectacular views over the water and across to Tor Bay. Part of the South West Coast Path and part of the South Devon Area of…

  11. Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve

    Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve

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    Conservation

    Slapton

    Slapton Ley is the largest natural freshwater lake in the south west - a great day out for wildlife enthusiasts.

  12. Bayard's cove

    River Dart & Estuary

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    Country Park/Nature Reserve

    Dartmouth

    One of the country's prime destinations for 'Green Tourism', the Dart Estuary aims to give visitors the best experience they can have without putting more pressure on the environment.

  13. Dartmouth to Greenway - The Dart Valley Trail

    Dartmouth to Greenway - The Dart Valley Trail

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    Type:

    Walking Route

    Mayors Avenue, Dartmouth

    One of the area's truly great walks, this daylong ramble follows the wooded banks of the broad and beautiful river Dart, on a route crammed with gems and jewels of human and natural history.

  14. Sugary Cove Dartmouth

    Sugary Cove Dartmouth

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    Type:

    Beach

    Dartmouth

    Sugary Cove is at the mouth of the River Dart. It is a remote, quiet beach of shingle and rocks. Dogs allowed all year.

  15. Blackpool Sands Circular Walk

    Blackpool Sands Circular Walk

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    Type:

    Walking Route

    Dartmouth

    A moderate 3.2mile (5.2km) walk taking in the breathtaking scenery of Blackpool Sands Beach, Strete, and Slapton Ley.

  16. Dartmouth Walk & Talk

    Dartmouth Walk & Talk

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    Type:

    Guided Tour

    Dartmouth

    Dartmouth Walk & Talk is a fun, friendly walking group who walk weekly around Dartmouth and the surrounding area. These walks take place on Thursday mornings. Call in the TIC for full details and leaflet.

  17. South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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    Type:

    Conservation

    Explore and enjoy the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. As well as the coast and countryside events guide for May - October pick up the AONB guide from the Dartmouth Visitor Centre.

  18. Blackpool Sands

    Blackpool Sands Beach

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    Type:

    Beach

    Dartmouth

    Superb stretch of golden sand and shingle in a sheltered, unspoilt bay with turquoise blue sea and surrounding pines. It's safe and good swimming, and the water is clean and clear. First Aid facilities are available.

  19. Torcross

    Torcross

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    Type:

    Beach

    Torcross Nr Dartmouth

    Popular shingle beach. Beautiful views of Slapton Ley, Slapton Sands and out to sea.

  20. Torre Abbey Sands Torquay

    Torre Abbey Sands Torquay

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    Type:

    Beach

    Torquay

    This delectable beach is part of the English Riviera and it lives up to its name with its stunning sands, views and sunshine. This is the main beach for Torquay, being popular with holidaymakers from the surrounding hotels, day visitors and locals.

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