Picturesque South Hams is made up of many charming towns such as Dartmouth, Kingswear, Salcombe, Totnes and Thurlestone, to name a few. It is noted for its beautiful landscape, tasty local food, culture and large un-spoilt beaches. Considered by locals and visitors to be a region of outstanding natural beauty, close to Dartmoor National Park and sits peacefully between Torbay and Plymouth.
If you love the great outdoors, South Hams is perfect for you – with its rivers, never-ending moorland, coastal paths and sea. You can take part in a number of activities such as walking, cycling, canoeing, sailing & surfing, the list is endless and there is something for all the family.
South Hams is renowned for its fabulous festivals, art events and regattas, which are hosted all year round. Dartmouth Royal Regatta and Salcombe Town Regatta, hosted every August, are always amazing weekend events. Daily programmes include air displays, sailing & rowing events, river sports, fetes, shopping village, fun fair & amusements, music, food & drink and firework displays.
If you are a real foodie, you will be right at home here in the West Country. South Hams is home to many high-quality locally sourced foods, and producers of some of the most delicious food and drink in the UK, with many award-winning restaurants in the area.
Visit South Devonwww.visitsouthdevon.co.uk
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The National Trust's Greenway, Devon, is the holiday home of the famous and much-loved author Agatha Christie and her family.
Dartmouth Steam Railwaydartmouthrailriver.co.uk
Dartmouth Steam Railway steam trains travel seven miles along the most spectacular South Devon coast down into the Dart Valley and to the village of Kingswear which sits proudly opposite the Port of Dartmouth.
South Devon Railwaysouthdevonrailway.co.uk
The multi-award winning South Devon Railway is one of Devon’s and the West Country’s best loved tourist attractions and is the longest established steam railway in the south west.
Otters and Butterfliesottersandbutterflies.co.uk
Best family day out in Devon, China Blue - Paint Your Own Ceramic Studio, Home Interiors Shop, Cafe and Hair Studio. Free Parking & Close to Totnes Station.
River Dart Country Parkriverdart.co.uk
Award winning tourist attraction and camping/caravan holiday park in Devon, the River Dart Country Park is packed with activities and adventures for all the family.
South Milton Sandsnationaltrust.org.uk/south-milton-sands
Catch beautiful sunsets on long sandy beaches at the National Trust's South Milton Sands in Devon.
Berry Pomeroy Castleenglish-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/berry-pomeroy-castle
Tucked away in a steep wooded valley, Berry Pomeroy Castle is the perfect romantic ruin.
Kid-friendly farm with rides & hands-on activities like feeding, goat milking & egg collecting.
Salcombe Boat Hiresalcombeboathire.co.uk
You can explore the sheltered scenic Salcombe waters in your own self-drive hire boat.
Nestled in the shadow of Dartmoor, in a beautiful wooded valley beside the river Dart, Buckfast Abbey offers visitors a tranquil refuge from the hectic pace of everyday life. The Abbey is a working monastery where a community of Benedictine monks live self-sufficiently, welcoming visitors from all around the world.
Dart Rock Climbing Centredartrock.co.uk
Expert guidance and instruction for indoor and outdoor climbing for all ages and abilities at our centre in Dartmoor, Devon.
Wonderful Ferry Services, River Cruises and Dartmouth Boat Trips on the beautiful River Dart to Agatha Christies Greenway House owned by the National Trust.
The National Trust's Coleton Fishacre, Devon, is open Saturdays and Sundays, 11am-4pm from Monday 30 October - end of December
Totnes Rare Breeds Farmtotnesrarebreeds.co.uk
Totnes Rare Breeds Farm is a family owned, award winning attraction. Stroke the owls, feed the red squirrels, meet the hedgehogs: have a great day out.
Blackpool Sands sits in a sheltered bay near Dartmouth, South Devon. An area of outstanding natural beauty what better place to enjoy a family fun day.
Sea Kayak Devonseakayakdevon.co.uk
Sea kayaking courses, expeditions and BCU qualifications from the sea kayak experts, on the stunning Devon coast.
Woodlands Family Theme Parkwoodlandspark.com
Woodlands Family Theme Park is the largest theme park in Devon, a perfect family day out for all. Book your tickets online. Quick, easy, and 100% secure!