Introducing Dartmouth & Around
A bewitching blend of primary-coloured boats and delicately shaded houses, Dartmouth is irresistible. Buildings cascade down steep, wooded slopes towards the River Dart; 17th-century shops with splendidly carved and gilded fronts line narrow lanes. Its charms have drawn a yachting crowd and a string of top-notch eateries, but fleets of fishing vessels, ferries and pleasure boats ensure it’s still a busy working port with an authentic tang of the sea. Hiking trails lead up the river or onto the cliffs, while a unique art-deco house and Agatha Christie’s Greenway estate wait in the wings
Dartmouth is on the west side of the Dart estuary, it's linked to the village of Kingswear on the east bank by fleets of car and foot ferries, providing a key transport link to Torquay.