Information about Parking in Dartmouth
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Dartmouth is a popular tourist destination in the county of Devon. This destination town is located on the banks of the River Dart making it a beautiful place to holiday. There are some great, sandy beaches - including the famous Castle Cove and Sugary Cove which both offer views of Dartmouth Castle.
The landscape around Dartmouth is a protected landscape and is made up of the Dartmoor National Park and has been labelled an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This makes the area around Dartmouth popular with walkers and explorers of all ages.
The township has a long history due to the location of the deep-water port for sailing vessels. Famously, Dartmouth became the home of the Royal Navy, and during the Hundred Years’ War was attacked. The mouth of the estuary was then closed with a giant chain at night to prevent further attacks. In more recent history, some boats that took part in the D-Day landings left from Dartmouth.
If you visit the town at the end of August you will find the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta, which is held every year over 3 days. It is a popular and traditional event that draws large crowds as well as markets and musical performances. The Red Arrows often do a fly-by and the Royal Navy sends a guard ship as well.
The markets at these events are a great place to find a unique souvenir, and there are plenty of unique stores and cafes, pubs and restaurants around the town. It’s worth spending a morning or afternoon exploring all the shops around Dartmouth.
Dartmouth also hosts other annual events throughout the year including beer festivals in February and July, a Christmas candlelit event as well as a music festival in June. Part of what makes Dartmouth a popular attraction year-round, other than the events, is the weather. Dartmouth has mild winters and hot summers.
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Dartmouth Parking Statistics
4.7 out of 5 stars
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Parking in Dartmouth
Dartmouth parking is limited to 2 car parks, one on Mayors Avenue and one at Dartmouth Leisure Centre.
The Mayors Avenue car park has a maximum stay of 10 hours and is open between 8:00am and 6:00pm. Pricing for this car park varies between seasons and is below:
- 30 mins low season: N/A high season: £0.60
- 1 hour low season: £0.90 high season: £1.30
- 2 hours low season: £1.80 high season: £2.60
- 3 hours low season: £2.70 high season: £4.30
- 4 hours low season: £3.60 high season: £6.00
- All day £6.00. Not available during high season.
- Overnight low season £2.00 high season £3.00
The Dartmouth Leisure Centre is a short stay car park with a maximum stay of 4 hours. This car park is open between 8:00am and 6:00pm with prices below:
- 30 mins £0.30
- 1 hour £0.70
- 2 hours £1.40
- 3 hours £2.10
- 4 hours £2.80
Parking in Dartmouth is also available on street, although this is time-limited during the summer season. There is also a park and ride system which may be useful if you are planning a visit when the town is likely to be busy.
The park and ride system runs between Easter and October, 7 days a week and costs £5.00 or £3.00 after 2pm. Dogs are allowed on the park and ride buses.
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Slapton Ley Nature Reserve is around a 20-minute drive from Dartmouth itself and is a popular place to visit with families. It boasts a large natural lake and is home to some amazing wildlife including badgers, otters and many different species of bird.
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By Train: If you are travelling from London or Birmingham the nearest train station is Totnes. Once you have arrived at Totnes you can get to Dartmouth by car, bus or even a boat on the River Dart.
By Bus: Buses connect Dartmouth to Exeter and Plymouth as well as running in Dartmouth itself.
By Car: If you are travelling from Plymouth to Dartmouth take the A38/Devon Expressway to Dartmouth. If you are travelling from Exeter follow the A38/Devon Expressway to the A3122 into Dartmouth.
By Ferry: The Dartmouth Lower Ferry runs between Kingswear and Dartmouth.
Disabled Parking in Dartmouth
Parking in Dartmouth if you have a disability and valid blue badge is limited to on-street only. You will need to make sure your permit is clearly displayed in your vehicle. If charges apply you will need to buy a pay & display ticket, although an extra hour is given after the expiry of your pay & display ticket for blue badge holders.
To search for the disabled car park that is closest to Dartmouth, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
Electric vehicle charging stations are available at several locations in Devon. The closest ones to Dartmouth town are:
- Little Coombe Farm
A network of all electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
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Is Dartmouth dog friendly?
Yes, Dartmouth has several dog friendly eateries as well as selected pet friendly accommodation. Castle Cove, Sugary Cove and Slapton Sands allow dogs year-round. Blackpool Sands beach allows dogs during winter only.
What is Dartmouth’s postcode district?
What is the population of Dartmouth?
Dartmouth is now home to around 4,900 people.
Simon Brodkin: Troublemaker 4th March 2022
Latest Dartmouth parking reviews
Easy to find and plenty of space to park. It is a straightforward walk down to the centre but a steep climb back. There is a frequent bus service nearby. I felt happy to leave my car in this quiet area whilst staying in the busy town centre for several days.Nicola
Great because nowhere to park in Dartmouth. Thank u Tom.Suzanne
with out this place we woad a really difficult time because dartmouth has no place to park for more than a few hours. it was quiet and safe . easy to walk to town down hill in around 15mins . you may walking uphill tough due the gradient but bus/taxi options available. a must if you don't wish to drive out dailyColin
Tom is really helpfulTim