Sitting on the banks of the meandering River Dart, historical Dartmouth has been a coastal trading town since the 13th Century when the wealthy were involved in the Bordeaux wine trade. Today, shopping in Dartmouth is a treat, a great place for a relaxing amble around the shops.
This charming riverside town has a plethora of smart outlets, as well as the more familiar high street brands, the town is proud of its independently run boutiques, outdoor specialists and shops selling coastal style interiors, excellent delis and bakeries plus your favourite brand food stores. Local drink producers have started to move into the town which is fast becoming the go ‘go to’ destination for food lovers. Dartmouth has some excellent art galleries too, displaying a broad selection of works of art, perfect as a memento of your stay.
Explore Dartmouth’s winding streets and enjoy some retail therapy, stop off for a coffee and a pastry, a crab sandwich or perhaps fish and chips overlooking the river. Friday is market day at the Old Market Square with specialist shops and stalls. The Artisan Market is on the 4th Saturday of the month if you’re looking for some eclectic style and the Farmers’ Market is on the 2nd Saturday of the month, perfect for picking up locally grown produce, local meats and the freshest fish.
Shopping in Dartmouth
Simon Drew Gallery, Foss Street
Simon’s popularity has spread throughout the UK since opening his gallery in 1981. Working in pen and ink, his quirky wildlife drawings combined with nonsense verse and everyday objects can be seen on the prints, cards, and mugs in the gallery which also showcases a range of ceramics.
Triton Galleries, Foss Street
If you’re interested in fine art, this is the gallery for you with an unrivalled collection of original art and collectable limited editions from the UK’s leading contemporary artists.
Browser Books, Foss Street
An independent bookshop packed with an assortment of brilliant titles waiting to be browsed so pick up your holiday read.
Dartmouth Silver, Foss Street
Beautiful handcrafted silver jewellery made in the studio in Dartmouth.
Wild Food Devon – Fish & Game, Mark Lobb, Market Square
An established fishmonger supplying fresh local fish & game. All fish is caught no more than 30 miles from Plymouth or Brixham and Mark’s permanent spot at the Market Square means you can buy fresh fish whenever you fancy.
Saveurs Boulangerie, Patisserie and Chocolaterie, Market Street
An independent French bakery and café producing exquisite freshly baked hand-crafted French bread, pastries, cakes and chocolates. They also have run French baking courses. Great for breakfasts and light lunches. The coffee is pretty good too!
Dartmouth Butchers, Victoria Road
The only butchers in Dartmouth, this family-run business only buys from local farms and suppliers so they can guarantee traceability. They make all their own sausages in-store.
11 Clothing, Victoria Road
Independent store selling branded clothing, footwear and accessories for men and women.
Paul Barclay Designs, Oxford Street
You’ll instantly recognise Paul Barclay’s designs if you’ve spent any time in Dartmouth. His shop/gallery is packed with his distinctive pictures of yachts and buildings and he’s earning a reputation as being one of the leading artists in the southwest.
Nash & Duff, Newcomen Road
An Independent British lifestyle shop selling beautiful handmade bags.
Bert & Buoy, Fairfax Place
Distinctive original art on coastal British blankets and homeware – cushions, tea towels, mugs and glasses plus beautiful bags, framed prints and stationery.
Seasalt, Fairfax Place
Functional, stylish clothing, footwear, bags and jewellery, all designed in Cornwall plus a homeware range.
Crew Clothing, Fairfax Place
Originating in Salcombe in ‘93 this coastal clothing brand with its crossed oars and stripes reflects the lifestyle of the British seaside.
Smith Street Deli, The Old Shambles Smith Street
Great selection of deli products including local Sharpham cheeses. Great for coffee, pastries and lunch.
The Dart Gallery, Lower Street
A collection of works by a selection of established British artists with mixed and solo shows over two floors.
Escape to the Coast, Lower Street
Coastal style interiors gifts and fashion from local makers and businesses, small independent manufacturers and UK suppliers.
Distinctly Living, Lower Street
Beautiful stylish home and kitchenware displayed with unique furniture design. Pop in and check them out!
Jack Speak, Lower Street
This Dartmouth based British Naval Heritage lifestyle brand is the go to place for stylish coastal clothing for all the family.
Fat Face, The Quay
Originally started with two young Brits selling T-shirts to fund their skiing. Today the brand sells easy going clothes which reflects the lifestyles of their customers.
High end yachtie and tech savvy gear for the great outdoors.
Hollands (formally Dartmouth Boating Centre), Riverside Court South Embankment
Traditional store selling outdoor clothing and sporting goods.