Dartmouth Cruising Guide

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Dartmouth's sheltered, deep water harbour is one of the best natural harbours on England's south west coast.  It is easy to enter and enjoys 24 hour access with plenty of moorings, making it an ideal and attractive stopover when cruising.  Dartmouth also lies at the heart of some of the finest cruising grounds in Europe and makes an excellent base for exploring the UK's south coast as well as the Channel Islands and north west France.  It is the home of Britannia Royal Naval College and a local fishing fleet which, combined with ferries crossing to Kingswear on the opposite bank of the River Dart and many pleasure boats, make this a busy port.

Two castles maintain a guard at the mouth of the River Dart, which is navigable for eight miles through steep wooded hillsides and peaceful countryside.  You can explore this beautiful area by boat, bus or train or make it a more leisurely affair on foot or bicycle. In the town, Dartmouth's ancient narrow streets and cobbled market place offer boutique shops and galleries and plenty of gourmet restaurants, pubs and cafés, making it a popular destination for cruising and tourism alike.

Dartmouth Berthing


Darthaven Marina, VHF Ch 80
Brixham Road, Kingswear, Dartmouth TQ6 0SG - +44(0)1803 752545
Water, electricity, toilets, showers, chandlery, lift out, storage ashore, boatyard services

Dart Marina Yacht Harbour
Sandquay Road, Dartmouth TQ6 9PH - +44(0)1803 837161
Water, electricity, toilets, showers, laundry, Wi-Fi, gas, bar, restaurant, hotel

Noss Marina, VHF Ch 80
Bridge Road, Kingswear, Dartmouth TQ6 0EA - +44(0)1803 839087
Water, electricity, toilets, showers, laundry, Wi-Fi, gas, lift out, storage ashore

Other Berthing

Dart Harbour and Navigation Authority (DHNA), VHF Ch 11 (Dart Nav)
6 Oxford Street, Dartmouth TQ6 9AL - +44(0)1803 832337
Town jetty and pontoons both with and without water and electricity, visitor buoys and anchorages.  All visitor moorings are clearly marked VISITOR or V.  Call on VHF Channel 11 before entering the harbour to be allocated a berth or for advice on where to anchor.
Toilets and showers on North Embankment.  Wi-Fi available.


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Dartmouth Fuel

Devon Marine Fuels
VHF Ch 06
+44(0)7801 798861
Fuel Barge moored mid-stream next to No 6 buoy
Open 0800-1800 7 days a week in summer and 1200-1700 weekends plus Monday, Wednesday and Friday in winter

Dartmouth Water Taxis

Dart Harbour Yacht Taxi
VHF CH 69 (Yacht Taxi)
+44(0)7970 346571
Runs between Noss and One Gun Point
Summer: 0800 to 2300 daily May to September
Winter: Call +44(0)1803 832337 for information as times vary

Puffin Water Taxi
VHF Ch 08 (Res Nova)
+44(0)7787 504007
Summer: 0800 to 2300 daily
Winter: Limited service by appointment only

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