Surrounding Towns & Villages

Dartmouth is surrounded by stunning countryside, rolling landscape and rugged coastlines as well as a number of peaceful villages and towns.

Offering an insight in to real Devonshire life these towns and villages have been welcoming visitors for hundreds of years and have a fascinating history.


Situated on the opposite bank of the River Dart Kingswear provides stunning views over to Dartmouth. If arriving to Dartmouth by steam train, Kingswear will be your final destination before crossing the estuary mouth to explore the delights of the town. 

Dittisham and Stoke Gabriel 

On the banks of the River Dart between Dartmouth and Totnes you’ll find the villages of Dittisham and Stoke Gabriel. Both offer you a peaceful stopping point whilst you enjoy the South Devon countryside. 


Totnes is the other main town to be found on the banks of the River Dart. Situated 14 miles from Dartmouth, Totnes offers a fascinating history, alternative therapies and breathtaking countryside.

Stoke Fleming

Found to the west of Dartmouth is Stoke Fleming. The village’s cliff top position provides panoramic views over Start Bay and it lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Within walking distance is the award-winning beach at Blackpool Sands.

Slapton and Torcross

Further along the coast to the west of Dartmouth is Slapton and Torcross. They can be reached by car or by walking the South West Coast Path. The area around Slapton Ley Nature Reserve provides a home to an abundance of wildlife, whilst the long golden beach offers the perfect family friendly day out. Torcross has a fascinating history from its use in the ill-fated military Exercise Tiger in 1944.

Look Out For

However you travel between the towns and villages, whether on foot, bike, car or bus ensure that you enjoy the wonderful views of the countryside and coastline.

Below you will find details for more of the stunning local villages close to Dartmouth.