Yet to find the perfect holiday destination for your 2018 summer holiday? Here are three reasons why the historic maritime town of Dartmouth could be a fantastic option for your family break on the coast this summer.
Fish, fudge and fine wine…
Home to 19 fantastic cafés, 14 inviting restaurants and 12 popular pubs, there is no shortage of excellent places to enjoy local food and drink. If you are looking for a family friendly restaurant serving mouth-watering freshly caught fish, then the Rockfish is superb. Run by famed chef Mitch Tonks, the food is both delicious and plentiful (enjoy unlimited chips with your fish!) The children will be entertained too… colouring is provided at the tables. If you are looking to enjoy something sweet after your lunch, why not sample some of the 23 delicious varieties of Dartmouth made fudge.
The picturesque River Dart is a nature enthusiast’s dream, with wildlife spotting opportunities galore. It also offers boat cruises and watersports too – try kayaking, SUP or even sailing! There are five providers of river or coastal cruises, and 52 miles of the River Dart to explore, meaning those with sea legs are well catered for.
Festivals and fun days out
With two health spas and two golf courses to experience, not to mention eight festivals taking place annually, Dartmouth has plenty to enjoy all-year-round. During the summer months, one highlight is Dartmouth Royal Regatta (30th August -1st September). The three day event is designed for families, with activities including air displays, action on the water, live music, street food and entertainment.
Browse the quaint cobbled streets, lined with art galleries, boutiques and delightful tea rooms, head to the quayside and try crabbing, or visit the Britannia Royal Naval College for a walking tour. No matter how you choose to spend your days, Dartmouth will not disappoint.
Looking for somewhere to stay, to enjoy all of this and much more? Four time British Travel Award-winning Coast & Country Cottages have 120 self catering holiday homes in and around Dartmouth, ideally located for exploring this intriguing town. Book before 30th June for sensational savings of up to 20% off.
For larger families, 3 The Drive is an exceptional VisitEngland Five Star awarded house at the popular development Hillfield Village. Just a four mile drive from the town, this stylish property sleeps up to 10 people. Enjoy dining al fresco on the patio area, or take the children to the play area, tennis court or outdoor pool, which are all available to guests at Hillfield Village.
Looking for a smaller luxury property a stone’s throw from the heart of Dartmouth? New with Coast & Country Cottages for 2018, the VisitEngland Five Star awarded two-storey townhouse 4 Dart Marina sleeps up to four people. The property is positioned on the edge of the River Dart, in one of South Devon’s most exclusive and sought-after locations – perfect for exploring Dartmouth’s shops and restaurants.
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