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Where to stay for Dartmouth Events this summer

Guest Blog Post – Coast & Country Cottages

The 2024 summer events calendar in Dartmouth is jam packed, and the schedule is a honey pot of activity. With events including a beachside festival with major headline acts, outdoor Shakespeare, a Royal Regatta, and even a food festival, you are spoilt for choice.

At Coast & Country Cottages, we boast an enviable portfolio of properties that are perfectly situated to make the most of Dartmouth’s events throughout the summer. From townhouses located in the centre of the action to waterside apartments and luxurious countryside retreats, we have it covered.

Use the quick links below to help navigate the content, or read on to discover the most anticipated events happening in Dartmouth this summer, alongside our property recommendations:

– Tunes on the Sands
– Classic Channel Regatta
– Dartmouth Shakespeare Week
– Dartmouth Royal Regatta
– Dartmouth Food Festival

Tunes on the sands

Date: 12th – 13th July
This popular beachside festival is located on the golden crescent of Blackpool Sands. Expect an action-packed weekend filled with music, great food and a wealth of beach activities. The Tunes on the Sands lineup also features major headline acts, making it an essential summer event for music lovers and beach enthusiasts. Backed by evergreens and towering pines, this ambient destination is often mistaken for the Mediterranean when the sun is shining.

Where to stay during Tunes on the Sands

Benefiting from one of the most breath-taking cliff top positions in the area, The Gulls is an exceptional detached property with the added luxury of an outdoor heated infinity pool! Sleeping up to eight guests and located just a ten minute walk from the beach of Blackpool Sands, this is the perfect property for a group of friends looking to enjoy Tunes on the Sands.

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Classic Channel Regatta

Date: 17th – 25th July
A true celebration of maritime history, the Classic Channel Regatta brings together a collection of vintage yachts and classic boats. The naval town of Dartmouth is proud to mark the start of the regatta, making it a great place to take in the full spectacle of vessels before they head off on their voyage across Start Bay and through the English Channel.

Classic Channel Regatta Accommodation

Perched on a hillside with views of the river dart, Bunbury House is nestled between Dartmouth town centre and Dartmouth Castle. This characterful, historic property sleeps up to five guests, featuring perfectly placed garden terraces for al fresco dining with a view. The interior has been tastefully renovated, using stylish décor while holding on to all the property’s original charm. What’s more, it is just a ten-minute walk from the centre of town, making Bunbury House a great base from which to enjoy the Classic Channel Regatta.

Bunbury House, Dartmouth - Coast & Country Cottages

Dartmouth Shakespeare Week

Date: 30th July – 3rd August
A week of theatrical delight, the much-loved Dartmouth Shakespeare Week is held at the atmospheric Dartmouth Castle. Overlooking the mouth of the River Dart, it’s the most enchanting setting, especially on a clear night underneath the stars! A perfect blend of ambiance and heritage, be sure not to miss this year’s performance which is the comedy of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’.

Where to stay for Dartmouth Shakespeare Week

A stunning, detached property that sleeps up to eight people, High Banks boasts an elevated position that overlooks the bustling waters of the River Dart. The decked balcony is a popular outdoor space and a great place to enjoy an al fresco drink before an evening watching Shakespeare.

High Banks, Dartmouth - Coast & Country Cottages

Dartmouth Royal Regatta

Date: 24th August – 31st August
Dating back to its very first event in 1822, the Dartmouth Royal Regatta is the largest and most historic event in the Dartmouth events calendar. Held over a week-long period, expect a line up of rowing and sailing events, raft races, and the famous Mayflower River Parade. Extremely family-friendly, be sure to bring the children and take part in the ice cream eating competition, waterborne scavenger hunt and traditional crabbing.

Where to stay during the Dartmouth Royal Regatta

Situated within the prestigious Dart Marina development, Quayside is a luxury ground floor apartment. Taking in uninterrupted views of the River Dart, the apartment’s private riverside terrace is the perfect spot for rest and relaxation whilst the festivities of the Royal Regatta are in full flow. Sleeping up to four people, Quayside is the ultimate retreat for those looking to enjoy Dartmouth during the regatta.

Quayside, Dartmouth - Coast & Country Cottages

Dartmouth Food Festival

Date: 25th – 27th October
Dartmouth is the perfect setting for a food festival, with an enviable waterside location, bountiful seas, and surrounding farmland with fertile fields. The town thrives in its culinary culture, and the annual Dartmouth Food Festival is the ultimate celebration for foodies. The festival plays host to a line-up of top chefs alongside plenty of workshops, tasters and inspiration – be sure to arrive with an empty belly!

Accommodation near Dartmouth Food Festival

A luxury first floor apartment, 7 Dart Marina sleeps up to four guests and is the perfect bolthole for couples and families. Situated in an enviable waterside spot with incredible views up the River Dart and across to Kingswear, the property is ideally situated for those who want easy access to the town centre.

Quayside, Dartmouth - Coast & Country Cottages

Dartmouth events accommodation
We hope you’ve enjoyed our handpicked collection of properties suited to this summer’s schedule of Dartmouth events. With such a packed summer programme, Dartmouth is one of the busiest towns in South Devon, so be sure to book your accommodation sooner rather than later. For inspiration on further events happening throughout the region, check out our events round up, What’s on in South Devon 2024.

At Coast & Country Cottages, we have an enviable collection of Dartmouth holiday cottages, from luxury holiday homes to dog-friendly cottages and romantic country escapes, we have so much to choose from.

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