Free Things to Do in Dartmouth

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  1. The Newcomen Engine

    The Newcomen Engine

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    Type:

    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 …

  2. A Dart Estuary Walk

    A Dart Estuary Walk

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    Type:

    Walking Route

    Dartmouth

    A challenging 5.6 miles (9.0 km) walk that has a bit of everything along the South West Coast Path, and gives superb views of both sea and estuary.

  3. 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.

  4. Bayards Cove Fort

    Bayards Cove Fort

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    Type:

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. Start Point Walk

    Start Point Walk

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    Type:

    Walking Route

    Kingsbridge

    Start Point is the most southerly tip of Devon, with stunning coastal scenery across Start Bay and lots of wildlife to spot, including seabirds and the odd seal.

  7. Branscombe beach

    Unique Devon Tours

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    Type:

    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.

  8. 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…

  9. 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.

  10. Strete Village to Strete Gate

    Strete Village to Strete Gate

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    Type:

    Walking Route

    The new section of the South West Coastal Path between Strete Village and Street Gate has been officially opened. The new path section provides a safer and more interesting route between Strete Gate and the village centre of Strete.

  11. Dartmouth Castle to Gallants Bower

    Dartmouth Castle to Gallants Bower

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    Type:

    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.

  12. Little Dartmouth & Dartmouth Castle Circular Walk

    Little Dartmouth & Dartmouth Castle Circular Walk

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    Type:

    Walking Route

    Dartmouth

    Small, but perfectly formed, this satisfying circuit is full of character and interest, offering glorious views from the cliffs, the tang of the sea close up on the rocky shore, the rich history of the castle and the beautiful River Dart.

  13. Strete Gate

    Strete Gate

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    Type:

    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.

  14. Dart Valley Cycleway Via Totnes - Ride 1

    Dart Valley Cycleway Via Totnes - Ride 1

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    Type:

    Cycle Route

    Totnes, the historic market town that’s full of fascination and interest, offers this wonderful leisure route which can be split into two distinct rides.This route forms part of the South Coast NCN2

  15. Dartmouth Castle to Compass Cove

    Dartmouth Castle to Compass Cove

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    Type:

    Walking Route

    Dartmouth

    Dartmouth Castle to Compass Cove
    A 1½ mile circular walk taking you out beyond the mouth of the Dart to offer a taste of the glorious open coast.

  16. Blackpool Sands Circular Walk

    Blackpool Sands Circular Walk

    Type

    Type:

    Walking Route

    Dartmouth

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

  17. Burgh Island from Bigbury on Sea

    Bigbury on Sea Beach

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    Type:

    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.

  18. Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve

    Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve

    Type

    Type:

    Conservation

    Slapton

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

  19. South West Coast Path

    South West Coast Path

    Type

    Type:

    Walking Route

    Dartmouth

    Over 35 South West Coast Path Walks in and around Dartmouth.

  20. Preston Sands Paignton

    Preston Sands Paignton

    Type

    Type:

    Beach

    Paignton

    A short walk from Paignton is Preston Sands, a great family beach. On this safe, clean beach you can sunbathe, swim or make castles in the sand, or why not grab a fishing net and explore the rock pools at low tide?

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