Free Days Out

Planning a holiday can seem like an expensive task, with meals to arrange and days out to plan and a range of interests to satisfy, the pounds can soon add up.

But in South Devon and the town of Dartmouth you’ll find a wide range of day out ideas that are free. Allowing you to enjoy what this magnificent area has to offer without breaking the bank.


A great low cost day out idea involves packing up a picnic, your swimming costume and towel and bucket and spade and heading off to the beach. And with some great beaches close by and a massive selection further afield, with everything from wide open sandy beaches to secluded coves, finding a location for a great beach day out from Dartmouth couldn’t be easier.


If you’re looking to get out and explore what both the town and stunning surrounding countryside has to offer on a free day out then take a walk along one of the many coastal, countryside and town walking routes. Leading in and out of town, along the river banks and through the neighbouring hills, you’ll find some great walks in and around Dartmouth including the 1.2 mile Dartmouth Town Trail and The South West Coast Path which leads you past sheltered coves and dramatic cliff views.


The town’s history is evident to see as you walk among the streets and along the embankment. Many of the monuments and landmarks are located in the parks and open spaces and throughout the streets making them easily accessible and visible. Two of the most noticeable free historical attractions in Dartmouth include the 1534 Tudor fort of Bayards Cove Fort and the Newcomen Engine.

Below you’ll find a great range of free day out ideas in and around Dartmouth that are sure to appeal to your whole group.

Enjoy some free days out:



Dartmouth Town Trail


Berry Head Nature Reserve


Torcross Beach


Bigbury on Sea Beach


South West Coast Path


Castle Cove Dartmouth


Dartmouth Castle to Compass Cove


Coronation Park


Dartmouth to Greenway – The Dart Valley Trail


Blackpool Sands Circular Walk


Dartmouth Town Centre to Dartmouth Castle


Royal Avenue Gardens


Diamond Jubilee Way


Slapton Ley National Nature Reserve


South Devon Chilli Farm


Kingswear to Froward Point


Slapton Sands


Bayards Cove Fort


Baptist Church


Dartmouth Walk & Talk