Explore South Devon

Dartmouth sits on the south coast of Devon, a county which lays in the South West of England and is bordered by Cornwall to the west and Dorset and Somerset to the east.

If you would like to find out more about South Devon, visit the Visit South Devon website here where you can find details on places to stayeat and things to do across the region. In the below text you’ll also find links to further information on the Visit South Devon website. 

Devon is a wide and varied county which is made up of rolling countryside and sweeping coastlines, it is in fact the only county in England that has two separate coastlines. Along the coast there is an assortment of wonderful beaches, coves and bays to visit all offering the chance of a great day out. As well as family friendly beaches like Teignmouth and Dawlish, there are pretty coves like Hope Cove and Wembury. To the east of the county you’ll find the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, a stretch of coastline which documents the Earth’s history over millions of years and is great for fossil hunting. 

The South Devon landscape is a fantastic space to explore; it is made up of Dartmoor National Park and three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB’s); East Devon, Blackdown Hills and South Devon. It is the South Devon AONB which surrounds Dartmouth and the banks of the River Dart. As well as these protected landscapes there are countless nature reserves, parks and miles of footpaths which can be discovered.

The wider South Devon region holds many hidden gems. As well as the coastline, beaches and the countryside there are wonderful towns to visit and two fascinating cities, there are family friendly, historical and cultural attractions, fantastic shopping and world class food and drink to savour.

So whether you’re looking to visit Dartmouth for a day trip and staying elsewhere in South Devon, making the most of the luxury and charming accommodation on offer, or want to head out of Dartmouth and explore what else the region has to offer, we’re sure you’ll find the perfect holiday waiting for you in Dartmouth and South Devon.