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{"LocationDetails":{"Id":813,"Name":"Dartmouth","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to self-catering holiday cottages in Dartmouth\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eDartmouth and Kingswear sit opposite one another on the banks of the beautiful river Dart, and a visit to either one means the chance to experience one of the finest corners of Devon. Set in the notoriously picturesque (and rather well to do, we might add) area of the South Hams, Dartmouth\u0026rsquo;s all about Elizabethan streets that wind their way past nautical-inspires shops, galleries and boutiques, and the local cafes and restaurants take pride in serving up the fresh catch of each day.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eEver-popular with the sailing set, Dartmouth\u0026rsquo;s famous for its annual regatta that sees the bunting flutter, crowds cross the Dart in their droves and everything from fly bys to tall ships. To be honest though, you can visit at any time of year and still find plenty of ways to make your stay memorable. The Dart\u0026rsquo;s always dotted with the kind of boats that make it look like a film set, and as the best way to experience the landscape is from the water it\u0026rsquo;s lucky there are some fantastic boat trips up and down the Dart.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDartmouth tourist information\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith so much history to take in (as well as all kinds of events that bring the town to life all year round), it\u0026rsquo;s a good idea to stock up on Dartmouth tourist information before you get there, so you\u0026rsquo;ll know what to look for and what not to miss. So here we go\u0026hellip;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you look up into the rolling hills that shelter the town, you\u0026rsquo;ll see the impressive Britannia Royal Naval College peering down, and one of its more famous recruits in recent years was Prince William himself. \u0026nbsp;If you want a peep behind the stone walls, guided tours are available, and they usually take place on a Monday afternoon.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe promised you a regatta and, if you visit at the end of August \u0026ndash; what a regatta you\u0026rsquo;ll have. One of the biggest annual events in the South West, the annual Dartmouth Regatta sees the Dart become busier than ever with everything from historic tall shops to navy vessels ready to welcome the public on board for a closer look.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe action in the skies usually includes air shows, and as the planes whiz their way through the valley they make such an impact that you can feel the ground tremor under your feet. If you want to enjoy the air show without queuing for the ferry over to Dartmouth on the day, stand close to the marina in Kingswear and you\u0026rsquo;ll still get to experience the show as it unfolds above you.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThings to do in Dartmouth\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s no doubt about it, The Dartmouth Steam Railway and Riverboat Company is one of the area\u0026rsquo;s biggest draws, and there\u0026rsquo;s no attraction quite like it. Hop aboard the steam train in Paignton and chug your way through the countryside to Kingswear in style, as the train rounds the corner just before it reached the town you\u0026rsquo;ll see the river Dart shimmering beside you, and it\u0026rsquo;s one of the best views in Devon.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe adventure doesn\u0026rsquo;t end there though, hop off in Kingswear and onto the ferry, and you\u0026rsquo;ll be whisked across the river Dart to Dartmouth for the day, and if you buy a Round Robin ticket you can catch the bus from Dartmouth to Totnes, a seriously quaint market town that prides itself on its independent shops.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eBack in Dartmouth, another of the attractions you\u0026rsquo;ll need to add to your list is Dartmouth Castle. A short drive uphill from the marina, and this waterside fortress has a fairytale feel about it that makes it a peaceful spot for a wander and some time just taking in the views. The castle once guarded the narrow entrance to the Dart estuary, and it\u0026rsquo;s stood for more than 600 years safeguarding Dartmouth and its busy port.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eEvery Devon break needs a beach day, and if you\u0026rsquo;re staying in Dartmouth or Kingswear you\u0026rsquo;ll find some of the best beaches in the country just off the beaten track, you just need to know where to look. If you\u0026rsquo;re after a friendly beach, a few cafes and a family atmosphere, you can drive to Slapton Sands from Dartmouth in under half an hour. The roads that lead to it may be narrow and winding, but when you catch sight of the beach you\u0026rsquo;ll be glad you picked it. This pebble beach rolls on for two miles, and as it backs on to the Slapton Ley nature reserve it\u0026rsquo;s a popular choice for a slow walk on a sunny day too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ePlaces to eat in Dartmouth\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhen it comes to places to eat in Dartmouth, we can honestly say that you can\u0026rsquo;t really go wrong. If you\u0026rsquo;re something of a foodie then Rockfish is a good place to start, as it\u0026rsquo;s owned and run by celebrity chef Mitch Tonks. Mitch is a regular face on Devon\u0026rsquo;s local foodie scene, and the annual Dartmouth Food Festival sees him offer demonstrations to those of us with\u0026hellip;shall we say\u0026hellip;less impressive culinary skills.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eAnd then there\u0026rsquo;s Caf\u0026eacute; Alf Resco. Tucked on one of the streets that leads away from Dartmouth\u0026rsquo;s harbour, this is one of the town\u0026rsquo;s most popular spots for a lazy breakfast, and it\u0026rsquo;s the kind of place where your dog will be just as welcome as the rest of the family. For those times when you\u0026rsquo;re famished after a long walk in the fresh air and you just want great food in a welcoming old pub, The Floating Bridge Inn offers a warm welcome and good food.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith its long promenade and benches that just call for you to sit back with your fish and chips and enjoy the sight of the boats on the water, The Wheelhouse is the number one choice in the area for the traditional seaside treat. Everything\u0026rsquo;s cooked to order, the batter\u0026rsquo;s crisp, and the reviewers are always happy\u0026hellip;sounds perfect.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"dartmouth","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Dartmouth .jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Coleton Fishacre","Body":"\u003cp\u003eStep back in time to the Jazz Age with a visit to the National Trust\u0026rsquo;s Coleton Fishacre. The English Riviera thrived in the 1920s when elegance and Arts Deco reigned, and the house and gardens reflect the Arts and Crafts style of the time. The country home of the D\u0026rsquo;oyly Carte family has a unique interior in an Art Deco style, and the 30 acre valley gardens that surround it are a magical place to have a wander.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eColeton Fishacre is home to the perfect country garden, and it benefits from occasional glimpses of the sea in the distance, ponds and even a gazebo. The valley gardens network of pathways makes a lovely place for a longer walk if you have the time, and although fairly easy to reach the house has that special feeling of being miles from anywhere. Thanks to its sheltered position, the garden is home to plants from all over the world, so expect to be impressed at any time of the year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe house itself has a light and welcoming atmosphere, and the rooms are still home to items such as the Bluthner piano in the saloon that make it feel like the country home it once was. Find out the family\u0026rsquo;s Gilbert and Sullivan connections and take a peek into life in the 20s as you explore its music-filled rooms. The narrow lane that leads to the house can get very busy at times, so reversing may be required as you approach. Dogs are welcome in the garden but must be kept on their leads.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3468,"LocationLongitude":-3.53502,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2015/05/coleton.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/dartmouth-kingswear/coleton-fishacre","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2015/05/coleton.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Manna from Devon Cookery School","Body":"\u003cp\u003eDartmouth has established itself firmly on the foodie scene in recent years, with the Dartmouth Food Festival showcasing local and celebrity chefs, and the area\u0026rsquo;s cobbled streets fileld with the scene of homemade fodder. Manna from Devon is one of the friendliest and most approachable cookery schools on the county, and its courses are helpfully divided into different areas to help you choose just what you\u0026rsquo;d like to learn.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are bread making classes for those of you with visions of welcoming guests with the smell of baking bread, or learn how to prepare fresh fish just a stone\u0026rsquo;s throw from the fishing capital that\u0026rsquo;s Brixham. Learning to cook can also be a great activity for the whole family to enjoy together, and it\u0026rsquo;ll inspire your children to take an interest in the kitchen once you\u0026rsquo;re back home too. There are even lessons on how to cook up a storm using a wood burning oven, so it\u0026rsquo;s just a case of choosing the right class to suit you and your lifestyle.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re already pretty handy in the kitchen yet keen to get a little more exotic with your dishes, opt for the Asia Cooking lessons. You\u0026rsquo;ll be taught some key Thai dishes so you\u0026rsquo;ll be confident at preparing authentic meals once you\u0026rsquo;re back in your own home.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.352,"LocationLongitude":-3.56292,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/james.lund/2013/08/bread.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/dartmouth-kingswear/manna-from-devon-cookery-school","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/james.lund/2013/08/bread.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Dartmouth Castle","Body":"\u003cp\u003eVisit the fortress that has guarded the port of Dartmouth for more than 600 years and trust us, you\u0026rsquo;ll be hard pushed to find a castle in a more scenic spot. Dartmouth Castle perches on the Dart Estuary\u0026rsquo;s narrow entrance and the views from its battlements are some of Devon\u0026rsquo;s finest. During the summer you can take a boat trip along the river from Dartmouth\u0026rsquo;s quay and land just a minute\u0026rsquo;s walk from the castle.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nThe castle is a complex of defences that date back to 1388. The gun tower was added around 100 years later and is the first in the country that was built to mount heavy \u0026lsquo;ship-sinking\u0026rsquo; cannons. The climb to the top may leave you feeling out of breath but the estuary views make it worthwhile. The castle is unusual because it incorporates the church of St Petrox, and it continued to serve right up until World War II.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nThe Victorian Old Battery always grips the imaginations of visitors, and it includes a maze of dark passageways that are great fun to explore, as well as guardrooms and remounted heavy guns. Visitors can watch a dramatic film demonstrating a Victorian gun firing, and displays throughout Dartmouth Castle explain its history in detail. There are seasonal events held at Dartmouth Castle, such as family ghost tours for the very brave, Easter trails and open-air productions.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3423,"LocationLongitude":-3.56608,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/1368527663.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/dartmouth-kingswear/dartmouth-castle","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/1368527663.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Dartmouth Farmers’ Market","Body":"\u003cp\u003eDartmouth has established itself as the South West\u0026rsquo;s foodie capital in the last few years, and it should be high on the list of any visiting foodies exploring Devon. With an annual food festival that attracts celebrity chefs every October, Dartmouth has become almost as synonymous with food and produce as it is with sailing.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eDartmouth Farmers Market is held on the second Saturday of every month from 9am to 1pm and it\u0026rsquo;s one of those where you\u0026rsquo;ll find anything and everything. The Old Market just a short walk from the quay and it\u0026rsquo;s always packed with the very best of the seasonal produce from the local area. If you\u0026rsquo;re staying in a self-catering holiday cottage all that tempting fodder is a great excuse to stock up the cupboards and sample the area\u0026rsquo;s wares during your holiday.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhen was the last time you sat down to eat fish so fresh it was caught the day before? Or you made breakfast for you and your partner using eggs almost direct from a local farm? Thanks to the regular farmers market it\u0026rsquo;s all part of the Dartmouth experience. The market also offers all kinds of culinary herbs, preserves, fresh meat and poultry and speciality foods.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3517,"LocationLongitude":-3.58026,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/market.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/dartmouth-kingswear/dartmouth-farmers’-market","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/market.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"D’art Gallery","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s something for everyone at Dartmouth\u0026rsquo;s D\u0026rsquo;art Gallery, as it exhibits a huge variety of styles, mediums and subjects of painting. Ten years have seen D\u0026rsquo;art Gallery become one of the South West\u0026rsquo;s most important contemporary galleries, and the husband and wife team who run it passionately seek new and unusual talent to showcase. There are four exhibitions held throughout the season, and visitors can expect to peruse 80 pieces during any visit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you enjoy a diverse selection of art and the chance to admire a patchwork of techniques and paintings you\u0026rsquo;ll love this waterside gallery in picturesque Dartmouth. In fact, it\u0026rsquo;s one of those galleries that\u0026rsquo;s great fun even for those who know nothing about art. D\u0026rsquo;art Gallery shows work by a set of regular gallery artists alongside the latest from up and coming artists.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe owners search for new talent year after year to showcase the very best and keep the collections fresh. It\u0026rsquo;s always exciting to see an artist\u0026rsquo;s first exhibition, so pop along and see the latest discoveries while you\u0026rsquo;re in the area. D\u0026rsquo;art Gallery presents carvings and sculptures as well as paintings, and it offers a framing service for when you spot that picture you just can\u0026rsquo;t imagine your living room without. D\u0026rsquo;art Gallery is closed on Tuesdays.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.35,"LocationLongitude":-3.57823,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/amaia/2014/04/View from Kingswear.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/dartmouth-kingswear/d’art-gallery","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/amaia/2014/04/View from Kingswear.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Dartmouth Museum","Body":"\u003cp\u003eDartmouth Museum is an intriguing little museum, not just because of its many artefacts but also because it\u0026rsquo;s housed in a historic Merchant\u0026rsquo;s House. The building dates all the way back to around 1640, so its narrow corridors and beamed rooms make the perfect setting to learn more about the history of Dartmouth.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nThe museum is home to a large collection of objects, models, photos and paintings that detail the port of Dartmouth\u0026rsquo;s past and its connection to the sea. There\u0026rsquo;s always been a strong link between those who live in Dartmouth and the sea, and its maritime history is as interesting as what happened on land. Dartmouth Museum is a great attraction to help you get to know Dartmouth during a stay in the town. If you get a wet day during your holiday the museum is a cosy place to spend some time in the dry, and parents will find bottom drawers filled with artefacts for children to discover when they realise they can open each one.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nEnter the King\u0026rsquo;s Room where King Charles II spent time in 1671 when he was forced to shelter in Dartmouth due to storms at sea. The wood panelling and intricate ceiling remain just as they were then, so you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to see just what the king himself admired. The museum\u0026rsquo;s friendly volunteer stewards know pretty much everything there is to know about Dartmouth, and they\u0026rsquo;ll be happy to answer any questions. Try your hand at learning the ropes and see if you can learn the knots that are still used to this day. It\u0026rsquo;s great fun racing one another once you get the hang of it.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3518,"LocationLongitude":-3.57872,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/1368527723.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/dartmouth-kingswear/dartmouth-museum","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/1368527723.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Dartmouth Food Festival","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe South West has become something of a foodie capital in the last few years, and the Dartmouth Food Festival proudly showcases Devon\u0026rsquo;s yummy produce every October. Ok so summer\u0026rsquo;s gone, but autumn means reopening the cookery books and serving up hearty meals to keep warm, and this friendly festival is just the place to inspire budding cooks.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe festival runs for two days each year and attracts the biggest names on the celebrity chef scene. The Dartmouth Food Festival sees the fishing port taken over by stand after stand laden with local foods, and the smell of fresh fish, hot pies and cider fill the air. There\u0026rsquo;s plenty of opportunity to indulge in free samples, and if you\u0026rsquo;re staying in self catering accommodation you\u0026rsquo;ll have a great excuse to stock up on ingredients and treats.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are cookery demonstrations by local and celebrity chefs, so if you\u0026rsquo;re a bit unsure about how to use some of the produce once back at home you\u0026rsquo;ll leave with some new skills and tips to impress your family. The festival sees a host of other events take place throughout Dartmouth at the same time, such as wine tasting evenings, workshops and things to do in The Flavel theatre.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.3522,"LocationLongitude":-3.57801,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/09/bread buns.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/dartmouth/the-dartmouth-food-festival","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/09/bread buns.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Dartmouth Regatta is always a grand old affair,\u0026nbsp; and it\u0026rsquo;s the place to see air displays, river processions and all kinds of events on land. This historic gem of a fishing port comes to life for the regatta, with houses brightly decorated in its honour and its cobbled streets packed with excited visitors.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe regatta\u0026#39;s set to take place from 27th - 29th August, and previous programmes have included displays from the Red Arrows, an illuminated river procession, a display by the Royal Navy\u0026rsquo;s anti-submarine helicopter and The Blades aerobatic display team. The regatta runs alongside Sailing Week, so expect to see the water dotted with yachts and even more boats than usual. Other regular events include a regatta fete, tennis and golf tournaments, water polo, junior crab fishing, live music in the town\u0026rsquo;s bandstand, a fancy dress competition for the little ones and a funfair.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe air displays are always a favourite, and the hum of the engines is deafening as the noise echoes around the surrounding hills \u0026ndash; heightening the atmosphere and vibrating through the ground. If you can\u0026rsquo;t resist a little pomp and ceremony with flag in hand make sure you get tickets for the Last Night of the Proms concert, as it\u0026rsquo;s always a highlight of the week. The regatta is also renowned for its firework displays, and it opens with the Grand Ball, a dinner and dance event to get you in the regatta mood.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWe\u0026#39;re proud to sponsor Dartmouth Royal Regatta Sailing Week. \u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.3518,"LocationLongitude":-3.57735,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/dartmouth.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"dartmouth/dartmouth-kingswear/the-port-of-dartmouth-royal-regatta","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/dartmouth.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Walking Torcross to Dartmouth","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThis section of the South West Coast Path makes its way right through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. At just over ten miles it\u0026rsquo;s a fair old wander, but if you love a long walk through gorgeous scenery with plenty to see you\u0026rsquo;ll never want it to end. \u0026nbsp;The walk\u0026rsquo;s difficulty grading is easy too, so although lengthy it shouldn\u0026rsquo;t be too challenging.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFollow the path from Torcross to Slapton Ley and watch the scenery change around you as you near Dartmouth. The stroll along from Torcross is very even so you\u0026rsquo;ll find the walk has an easy start, and the nice thing is the journey takes you through woodland, open fields and along the coast. You\u0026rsquo;ll find plenty to see and do when you reach Dartmouth too, as the historic town has a fascinating naval past.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach at Blackpool Sands makes a nice point for a pit stop, as you\u0026rsquo;ll find a cafe that\u0026rsquo;s open all summer and a pub nearby. The beach is a mixture of sand and shingle and it has a Blue Flag and a Seaside Award, so take the chance for a rest here so you can enjoy the peace and quiet. Dartmouth Castle is worth a visit as you near the end of the walk, and it\u0026rsquo;s now owned by English Heritage. The castle makes a great vantage point to look over the river Dart below before you head on to Dartmouth.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.2664,"LocationLongitude":-3.65296,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/06/Slapton Ley.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/dartmouth-kingswear/walking-torcross-to-dartmouth","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/06/Slapton Ley.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Blackpool Sands Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eDartmouth\u0026rsquo;s closest beach is hidden treasure, Blackpool Sands. Approximately 3 miles away from Dartmouth and Kingswear, this attractive Blue Flag shingle beach is one of the South Hams\u0026rsquo; finest. The evergreens and scented pines that back the beach mean the sea breeze always smells like summer with the scent of them, and this is one of those beaches that feels like you\u0026#39;re abroad.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis beach is privately managed and it\u0026#39;s always maintained to an impressive standard, so expect one of the finest beaches in Devon with fantastic amenities. The beach has toilets, showers, cafes and shops, and is suitable for disabled access. Dogs are not permitted on the beach during the summer, and BBQs are welcome after 5pm. Also, the beach is lifeguarded during peak season.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3199,"LocationLongitude":-3.61038,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/Blackpool Sands Beach Devon.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/dartmouth-kingswear/blackpool-sands-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/Blackpool Sands Beach Devon.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Britannia Royal Naval College","Body":"\u003cp\u003eBritannia Royal Naval College overlooks Dartmouth from a hilltop, and has trained Royal Naval officers since 1905. Historical tours are available between Easter and October, and include the College and parade grounds, Quarterdeck, museum and much more.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eTours are given by official Britannia guides and last for 2 hours, giving visitors a fascinating view of life in the Royal Navy and its history. Discover over a century of Dartmouth\u0026rsquo;s significance to the Royal Navy at this working Dartmouth family attraction. 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