Our Favourite Photos of The Daymark

Our 17 Favourite Photos of The Daymark

Dartmouth, Kingswear and the surrounding area offer an abundance of wonderful places to capture inspiring images, one of our favourite locations in particular being The Daymark.

The Daymark is the stone tower visible from Dartmouth, located near to Kingswear just above Froward Point, it was built in 1864 as a landmark for those travelling at sea so that they could navigate their way to Dartmouth Harbour. At 80 foot high this octagonal limestone structure protrudes out of the peaceful surrounding countryside and is an extremely popular place for keen photographers and walkers.

The impressive, Grade II listed day beacon can be reached on foot from either Kingswear or Brownstone National Trust Car Park near Coleton Fishacre.

From the car park it is around a fifteen minute walk which offers superb views and you can continue on for another ten minutes or so to reach Browstone Battery, a WW2 gun battery constructed to protect the River Dart from attack. Here you will find more magnificent vistas, out to sea and along the dramatic coastline.

For those looking for a longer or more challenging hike, making your way to The Daymark from the village of Kingswear, opposite Dartmouth, can be fantastically rewarding. You can follow the mouth of the River Dart passing by Kingswear Castle, an artillery fort built between 1491 and 1502, an on towards Brownstone Battery then inland to The Daymark. This route is about two and a half miles and part of it is made up by the South West Coast Path.

Regardless of how you get there, we’re sure that you’ll appreciate just how beautiful this area is and how wonderfully picturesque The Daymark is. With that in mind, we’ve collated some of our favourite images of The Daymark on Instagram below!


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We hope you loved the photos as much as we did! Remember to tag us in your photos of Dartmouth on Instagram using @discoverdartmouth or #discoverdartmouth, we might even feature your image on our feed. Head to our Insta account here to follow us for wonderful images of this beautiful town and the surrounding area.

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