Top Ten Spots to take a photo in and around Dartmouth

We all love to take home a moment captured on camera to remember our time spent somewhere. The town of Dartmouth and its surrounding villages, countryside and beaches is stunning all year round and offers some picture perfect locations.  We’ve picked our top ten spots to make sure you take your camera to whilst visiting this part of South Devon.

From Kingswear across to Dartmouth

Position yourself with the River Dart and the boats moored on it sitting in the foreground, and capture the wonderful town of Dartmouth, including the naval college, stretching out in front of you.

Dartmouth from Above

Take the Dart Estuary Walk up around the back of the town and take a stunning shot of Dartmouth from above, with Kingswear in the background.

Burgh Island from Bigbury on Sea

Stand on the sandy beach of Bigbury and take a shot across the water towards the iconic Burgh Island with either the causeway or famous Sea-Tractor in the foreground.

Stoke Gabriel Quay

Situated on a creek of the River Dart Stoke Gabriel’s quay is the perfect place to capture a tranquil moment, possibly with some keen crabbers in the shot!

Slapton Ley Nature Reserve

An area of natural woodland and a freshwater lake the reserve is a wildlife haven for all types of birds and vegetation, making a visit there a wonderful opportunity to practice your nature photography.

The Castle

One of the most beautifully located fortresses in England the castle sits at the entrance to the Dart Estuary and the busy docks, which provide the perfect backdrop to your shots of this stunning castle.

Steam Train

Kingswear is the end of the line for the Dartmouth Steam Railway. Capture a shot of one of their beautiful trains coming into the town with its steam billowing across the stunning countryside.

Start Point Lighthouse

Start Point lighthouse is located on one of the most exposed peninsulas on the English Coast. Capture the building in the foreground with dramatic cliffs and landscape sitting behind.

Blackpool Sands

This beach boasts a crescent of coarse golden sand set in a sheltered bay amongst evergreens and pines. It’s a popular beach so if you fancy a peaceful shot you may have to make an early visit!

Blackpool Sands

Dartmouth Regatta

Visit during Dartmouth regatta week and capture an iconic moment as the Red Arrows fly over the River Dart, with the many ships that visit bobbing on the water below.

We’ve included just a selection of the beautiful images that can be captured in and around Dartmouth here.  We hope this helps you start to plan your visit to the town to discover these locations and more.

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