Things to Do in Dartmouth

There is so much to do in Dartmouth you will be spoilt for choice for experiences all year round.


If you love historic houses and gardens, castles or immersing yourself in history and culture, then Dartmouth is the place for you. Shopping, galleries, museums, arts and crafts – the list goes on in Dartmouth town centre. While away hours browsing through Dartmouth’s beautiful historic streets – it’s the perfect town for some serious window shopping.

If it’s family friendly activities and attractions you are looking for – then in easy reach of Dartmouth are some of the best family days out in South Devon – older kids who love adrenaline-filled things to do, or younger kids who love to visit animal attractions or local theme parks – there is plenty to keep the children entertained – and who can forget crabbing!

Outdoor Activities

In the surrounding South Devon countryside, you can take part in all manner of outdoor activities, including walking, cycling, watersports and of course enjoy the pleasures of the River Dart by getting out on the water.

With the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on your doorstep – and Dartmoor National Park a short drive away, you don’t have to venture far to enjoy the stunning Devonshire countryside.

One of the top things to do in Dartmouth is to visit one of the local beaches – some of the best beaches in Devon are just a short walk or drive from the town – so enjoy a day on the sand or just the stunning views.

Events and Festivals

Dartmouth has an array of events throughout the year, you will find things to do in Dartmouth all year round. Check out the Events Calendar for up to date information.

Further Resources

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