A fine selection of holiday cottages, hotels, B&Bs, inns, lodges, Travelodges, Premier Inns etc around Kingswear/Dartmouth, the Dart Estuary, the South Devon AONB and the English Riviera.
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Kingswear, Devon, Visitor & Tourism Guide



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National Park: Dartmoor
AONBs: South Devon, East Devon, Tamar Valley, Cornwall
Select Cities: Exeter, Plymouth
Select Towns/Villages: Dartmouth, Torquay and Brixham (plus the other towns of the The English Riviera), Salcombe, Torcross, East Portlemouth, Outer Hope, Kingsbridge, Thurlestone, Totnes, Torbryan

Across the water from Dartmouth
South West England has many stunning estuaries. Given their natural beauty, most of these estuaries have towns and villages built on opposing sides of the water.* Dartmouth and Kingswear are examples of this and are located on either side of the Dart Estuary. They are magnificent places.

Linked by ferry services (vehicles and passengers on foot), Dartmouth and Kingswear straddle Dartmouth Harbour which was once defended by Dartmouth Castle and Kingswear Castle. The latter is now expensive and very popular self-catering. The former is an English Heritage property accessible by foot, car or Dartmouth Castle Ferry.

Embarrassment of riches
It's possible to stay in Kingswear (or Dartmouth) and spend weeks exploring the immediate area. We'd recommend a trip on Dartmouth Boat Trips and a visit to The Golden Hinde (Devon), a day at Paignton Zoo and a rest on Blackpool Sands. For children, try Woodlands Park and Living Coasts, Kents Cavern and the HiFlyer Balloon. Further away is Devon's Crealy Great Adventure Park. For adults, head to Totnes and Torquay.

Walk the South West Coast Path, too.

Other attractions
For other attractions, we'd suggest Goodrington Sands and Paignton Beach, Slapton Sands and Bee Sands. The Salcombe Kingsbridge Estuary is reasonably close as is Burgh Island. For detailed information on South Devon and its beaches, go here. For detailed on The English Riviera, go here.

Day trips
Clearly, Devon's a superb county so we'd recommend exploring further afield. Try Dartmoor National Park and the East Devon AONB. For cities, we'd suggest day trips to Plymouth and Exeter.

* Try also Salcombe and East Portlemouth on either side of The Salcombe Kingsbridge Estuary, Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo on either side of Newton Creek just off The Yealm Estuary, Fowey and Polruan on either side of The Fowey Estuary, Falmouth and St. Mawes on either side of The Fal Estuary, Padstow and Rock on either side of the Camel Estuary.


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River Dart

Located in Dartmouth, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

The 'Dart' of 'Dartmoor'. The River Dart rises as two tributaries on the high moors of the northern plateau of Dartmoor National Park. The East River Dart begins in the area around Hangingstone Hill. The West River Dart...

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10 College View
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Less than a mile away.

Total Bedrooms: 2; Maximum Occupants: 4; Rates: 329 - 789 Per Week

10 College View, as its name suggests, sits high on the hill overlooking the Britannia Royal Naval College and the River Dart. This is a traditional Devon cottage that has been modernised to give the best of both worlds....

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Marina View
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Less than a mile away.

Total Bedrooms: 2; Maximum Occupants: 4; Rates: 399 - 989 Per Week

Marina View is a beautiful two bedroom mid-Victorian house, originally constructed in 1875, within a 1 minute walk of the village centre and the foot and car ferries across to Dartmouth....

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1 Elm Cottage
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Less than a mile away.

Total Bedrooms: 2; Maximum Occupants: 4; Rates: 309 - 739 Per Week

1 Elm Cottage is a peaceful two bedroom apartment located in the lovely village of Kingswear, overlooking Dartmouth....

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