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Kingswear Holidays

With its brightly painted cottages clinging to the hillside, Kingswear sits at the mouth of the River Dart with outstanding views to Dartmouth and the sea.


Why Holiday in Kingswear?

Just a 5 minute ferry crossing from Dartmouth, and a short car journey from Brixham (on the other side of the head), this peaceful village puts you right in the heart of South Devon and everything it has to offer. 

The Dartmouth Steam Railway is one of the area’s most unique attractions. From Kingswear, it winds along the river Dart before turning inland to reach Paignton. You don’t have to be a train enthusiast to experience how marvellous this little railway is. From the comfort of your window seat, you can take in the beauty of the South Hams. Why not hop off at one of the stops along the way and explore the English Riviera some more?

Food & Drink in Kingswear

With views across the river to Dartmouth and Dartmouth Castle, Kingswear’s picturesque waterfront is the perfect place to stop for a bite to eat or a drink. Despite its small size, the village has a handful of delightful pubs and restaurants and is just a stone’s throw from all that the neighbouring town has to offer.

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Things to do in Kingswear

Kingswear is the perfect village for water sport lovers. Located at the mouth of the estuary, there is plenty of space on the water for all. From sailing boats to canoes and paddleboards, the harbour is always buzzing with activity. 

If you can’t get enough of the water, take a trip to one of the beaches nearby. Some of South Devon’s best beaches, such as Blackpool Sands and Thurlestone Sands, are within easy reach when you are staying at one of our Kingswear holiday cottages. 

Beautiful coastal trails wrap around the village and are perfect for those who are after a more active holiday. Either take the Dart Valley Trail and follow the river inland to Greenway and Stoke Gabriel or opt for a breezier route across the headland on the Southwest Coastal Path over to Brixham. Stop at Berry Head and see if you can spot Mew Stone just out to sea.

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