Sitting across the river from Dartmouth, Kingswear is a charming village with sailing (rather than shopping) at its heart. There is, however, a local village store that is licensed and very well stocked for your day-to-day essentials. But for those of you in need of a little retail therapy, hop on the ferry and discover Dartmouth’s excellent shops.
Stroll through the meandering narrow streets lined with independent boutiques, art galleries, delis and high-end high-street brands, stop off for a coffee or lunch and make a day of it. Dartmouth has always been a popular town for shopping and it’s perfect for picking up gifts from the stylish interiors shops or perhaps a brolly in a downpour! Don’t miss the Old Market Square with its specialist stalls and shops. Friday is market day in Dartmouth but there’s also an Artisan Market on the 4th Saturday of the month and a popular Farmers’ Market on the 2nd Saturday of the month for the best local produce, fish and meat.
And finally… When the shopping is done, pick up some fish and chips from Rockfish and find yourself a bench at Bayards Cove – simply perfect!
Shopping in Kingswear and Dartmouth
Saveurs Boulangerie, Patisserie and Chocolaterie, Market Street
This great independent French bakery and café produces the finest freshly baked pastries, chocolates, cakes and bread. Fancy yourself as a bit of a baker? You can sign up for one of their French baking courses. Great for a coffee and a croissant.
Wild Food Devon – Fish & Game, Mark Lobb, Market Square
This established fishmonger supplies fresh fish, all caught within 30 miles of Brixham and Plymouth. Mark also specialises in game so if you’re looking for a brace of pheasants or fancy a venison steak, he’s your man. You can find Mark at his permanent spot in the Market Square.
Triton Galleries, Foss Street
An unrivalled collection of collectable limited edition prints and original art from leading British contemporary artists.
Simon Drew Gallery, Foss Street
Working in pen and ink, Simon creates quirky wildlife drawings combined with nonsense verse for prints, cards and mugs. Pop into his gallery and check out his range of ceramics, the gallery opened in 1981 and is one of the mainstays of the town but Simon’s work can now be spotted throughout the UK.
Dartmouth Silver, Foss Street
Contemporary handcrafted silver jewellery made in the Dartmouth studio.
Browser Books, Foss Street
Well worth a browse… this independent bookshop is packed with brilliant titles for your holiday reading.
Paul Barclay Designs, Oxford Street
Earning a reputation as one of the leading artists in the south west, Paul Barclay’s pictures of yachts and buildings are instantly recognisable.
Nash & Duff, Newcomen Road
Beautiful hand made bags from this independent British lifestyle shop. Treat yourself!
Escape to the Coast, Lower Street
Small local independent manufacturers showcasing coastal style interiors gifts and fashion.
The Dart Gallery, Lower Street
Two floors of works from select established British artists.
Distinctly Living, Lower Street
Contemporary stylish home and kitchenware and unique furniture design. Great for coastal inspired gifts!
Jack Speak, Lower Street
Stylish coastal clothing from this emerging Dartmouth based British Naval Heritage lifestyle brand.
Seasalt, Fairfax Place
Cornish based company offering functional, stylish clothing, bags, footwear and jewellery.
Bert & Buoy, Fairfax Place
Stylish and distinctive, Bert & Buoy sell original art on coastal homeware – British blankets, framed prints, cushions, tea towels, glasses and mugs.
Crew Clothing, Fairfax Place
This local coastal clothing brand started in Salcombe in ‘93 and reflects the lifestyle of the British seaside.
Dartmouth Butchers, Victoria Road
This family run business is Dartmouth’s only butchers. They make their own sausages and all meat is all locally sourced guaranteeing traceability.
11 Clothing, Victoria Road
This local independent store sells branded clothing, accessories and footwear.
Smith Street Deli, The Old Shambles Smith Street
Fab selection of local cheeses and deli products. Delicious coffee, pastries and lunches.
Fat Face, The Quay
This much loved brand selling easy going clothes was originally started by a couple of young Brits selling T-shirts to fund their skiing!
Henry Lloyds, The Quay
Clothing for the great outdoors, lovely tech savvy and mostly high end yachtie gear.
Hollands (formally Dartmouth Boating Centre), Riverside Court South Embankment
Great for outdoor clothing and boating gear.