Places to Visit in the Area
From country estates to theme parks, there are numerous ways to spend the day out. The miles of walks along the coast and rivers, make South Devon is one of the most popular walking places in the country. The South Hams is proud to boast some of the best beaches in the UK.
Here’s a selection of fun-packed ideas to keep you and the family amused whilst on holiday in Dartmouth.
One of the most beautifully located fortresses in England. For over 600 years Dartmouth Castle has guarded the narrow entrance to the Dart Estuary and the busy, vibrant port of Dartmouth. It offers stunning views of the estuary and out to sea and offers a great family day out, whatever the weather.
It’s hard to beat a fun day out for the whole family at this beautiful Blue Flag Award-winning beach just 3 miles from Dartmouth. Backed by evergreens and scented pines, there’s a feeling of being in the Mediterranean here. Throughout the season there’s a bathing raft, sand pits for building sandcastles, and water sports equipment for hire. There’s even a summer music festival and outdoor cinema. Venus Cafe serves organic and local food all day long, so you can start the day with breakfast or end it with a sunset dinner.
There are lots of other beaches to visit in the South Hams.
his thousand year old farm consists of five hundred acres owned by the Sharpham Trust. The house, designed in 1770 by Sir Robert Taylor, overlooks the fields and wooded slopes above the River Dart, two miles downstream of the ancient market town of Totnes. Our aim today is to farm successfully in the modern context and to produce world class wine and cheese in harmony with the environment and the natural beauty of the estate.