Things to Do in THE AREA
If you love being out and about on water, South Devon is the place to be. The miles of walks along the coast and rivers, make this area one of the most popular walking places in the country.
Here’s a selection of fun-packed ideas from boat trips to days out.
Explore South Devon’s stunning River Dart estuary between the historic towns of Totnes and Dartmouth – setting off from Tuckenhay or Stoke Gabriel with pubs, secret places, campfires, shipwrecks, wildlife and stories along the way.
Get a group together to hire your own canoe, or multiple canoes, for your own river adventure. You could include a BBQ, winetasting at Sharpham vineyard or pub stops. Ideal for family celebrations, Hens, Stags, Scouts, Guides, Schools and team building and rewards.
River Dart Cruise (Dartmouth - Totnes)
This spectacular trip down the River Dart lasts for 90 minutes and takes you through some of the most stunning scenery imaginable before reaching the medieval town of Totnes. Take the full round-robin trip from Totnes to Paignton by bus, and then the steam train to Kingswear and back across the Dart by ferry to Dartmouth. Running daily from February to November.
Paddleshack - Paddleboarding
Based in the beautiful waterways of South Devon we run our Stand up paddle board lessons in calm, sheltered waters. Here we have perfect conditions to get you up and on your feet in no time. Within 2 hours you will feel in control of the board and be happy maneuvering in the water.
Maybe its your first time or maybe you want to refine your paddle skills. There is something for everyone. Suitable for anyone wishing to learn how to Stand up paddle board.
Fishing & Crabbing
Fishing and crabbing are great fun and we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a good spot in the South Hams. Keen fishermen and families can enjoy fishing at many of the beaches in the South Hams or in the harbour at Dartmouth and Kingswear. Perfect crabbing spots include the embankment at Kingsbridge and the pontoon at Dittisham.
a round of Golf?
If you fancy a relaxing unwind why not have a round of golf with family or friends. There’s the local Dartmouth Golf and Country Club or here are a few further afield.
Little Dartmouth Walk
A high-level walk around the cliffs above the mouth of the River Dart. Small birds call from the bushes and seals haul out on the rocks around the headland. Allow time for exploring the remains of many centuries of history around Dartmouth Castle, Warfleet Cove and Gallants Bower.
South West Coast Path
The modern day South West Coast Path is England’s longest waymarked footpath. It runs for 630 miles, from Minehead on the edge of Exmoor to the shores of Poole Harbour. Come to the beach anywhere in the South West of England, turn left or right and you’ll be on the South West Coast Path and on the edge of an amazing experience.