Dartmouth & Kingswear Holiday Information

Perched on the River Dart and almost concealed by steep wooded hills, Dartmouth & Kingswear’s colourful character and olden style never fail to charm. A holiday in our Kingswear holiday apartment overlooking the River Dart & Dartmouth is the perfect base from which to enjoy the ancient town’s cobbled streets, market and active port. Dartmouth and Kingswear are connected by a passenger and car ferry, so a trip to neighbouring locations during holidays in Dartmouth & Kingswear is no problem.

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Dartmouth’s 900 year past as a working port means that both Dartmouth and Kingswear are crammed with history, tales and interesting features. Still an active port, the area’s traditional sloping streets, historical buildings and market place give Dartmouth holidays a nostalgic quality. Plus.....

  • Great coastal walks....Explore on water on the River Dart....Fantastic restaurants, cafes and shopping

The South West Coastal Path winds round the rugged coast from Torbay, down the steep streets of Kingswear, across the ferry and through the heart of Dartmouth into the picturesque countryside and impressive coastline of the South Hams.

The streets of Dartmouth are busy throughout the year with tourists and locals enjoying café society and excellent shopping. Quiet Kingswear provides the perfect base for those seeking peace and quiet with the convenience of Dartmouth only five minutes across the water.

Dartmouth & Kingswear Family Attractions & Beaches

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The South Hams has some of the best beaches in Devon. Dartmouth’s closest beach is hidden treasure, Blackpool Sands - an attractive and sheltered family-friendly shingle beach. Further afield, Slapton Sands offers golden sands and equally good food. From Kingswear, the beaches of Torbay are easily accessible including the pebble Breakwater Beach and sandy St Mary’s in Brixham and Goodrington and Preston Sands in Paignton.

Eating Out in Dartmouth & Kingswear

Dartmouth is home to some of the best restaurants in Devon. For the discerning diner, celebrity and award-winning chefs offer a fine dining experience. There are also numerous excellent cafes, restaurants and bars serving food to suit all tastes and budgets. Queues are a common sight outside Alf Rescos, locally famous for its traditional breakfasts served in a buzzing informal café. For those who enjoy cooking for themselves, there are various delicatessens providing quality local ingredients for you to cook something a little special for yourself.

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Our favourite pub The Ship Inn, just down the hill from the apartment, has a regularly updated website with menus, news and happenings, even the local weather~ click here to find out more!