Shopping in Dartmouth

Shopping in Dartmouth offers a unique experience for everyone!

With an eclectic mix of specialist shops and big high street names, in a charming and historic setting, the town is a popular destination with all kinds of shoppers, especially those looking for a little bit of retail therapy.

There are many independent, locally owned boutiques in Dartmouth that are just ‘not on the high street’ in any other area of the UK, all selling one of a kind items that make Dartmouth shopping that extra bit special. And what shopping trip would be complete without stopping in one of the local café’s for a delicious slice of cake, coffee, or even an afternoon tea!

Whether it’s a gift, homeware, art, memorabilia or a special item of clothing that you’re looking for, you’re guaranteed to find it in Dartmouth.

What sets Dartmouth shopping apart from other towns, is its art and crafts culture. With the wonderful scenery surrounding the town, it’s not hard to appreciate why Dartmouth has an array of beautiful art galleries in the town, where you can find one of a kind, inspirational artwork to take back home – a little piece of Dartmouth!

Where to Shop In Dartmouth

Spend some time in Foss Street, the oldest street in Dartmouth and browse the wonderful galleries and boutique shops amongst the beautiful architecture.

The Old Market Square includes a unique range of specialist shops, and Duke Street houses the infamous ButterWalk building, where you will find the fascinating Dartmouth Museum. 

Along the Quay and Higher Street are some of the more traditional highstreet shops, mixed in with specialist water sports, sailing and nautical shops.


Dartmouth Artisan Market is held on the 4th Saturday of every month in Dartmouth’s Old Market Square, selling beautiful hand made arts and crafts from local artists.