6 reasons to indulge in a Dart Marina break

By Ross Purdy on May 11, 2017


In a stunning riverside spot on the edge of Dartmouth’s historic harbour, Dart Marina is a luxurious health spa and property development, where the holiday accommodation and natural scenery will both take your breath away.

Here are six reasons to take a self-catering break at Dart Marina.

1. Indulgent spa facilities


Treat yourself to some well-earned pampering in the stunning surroundings of this exclusive waterside development.

Most of our Dart Marina properties come with complimentary use of the health spa facilities, which you’ll find just a few steps from your holiday home. These include a swimming pool, steam room, Jacuzzi and state of the art fitness suite. Guests can also enjoy 10% off all spa treatments, from a quick rejuvenating facial to a full body Swedish massage.

Combine the comfort and flexibility of a luxury self-catering holiday with the most fabulous on-site facilities found anywhere in South Devon.

2. River views


The meandering River Dart has inspired many artists, authors and poets to capture its unique beauty in their work. How will it inspire you on your break?

Most of our properties provide wonderful views of the Dart from a picture window, terrace or Juliet balcony. Sit back with a glass of wine and watch the pleasure boats, passenger ferries, yachts and kayaks make their way up and down river, against the backdrop of the Dart’s forested northern bank. Every so often you’ll see even the steam train on its way in and out of Kingswear.

3. The River restaurant

The River Restaurant and Dart Marina

Visitors to Dartmouth can choose from an impressive variety of restaurants, including the multi-award-winning Seahorse, run by celebrity chef Mitch Tonks.

If you’d rather remain within the Dart Marina development for a special breakfast, lunch or dinner, how about a meal at the luxurious River Restaurant? Freshly caught local fish and seafood along with other seasonal produce from the South Hams form the basis of the menu, while the views of the Dart you can enjoy with your meal are hard to beat.

4. The Floating Bridge


The centre of Dartmouth is less than 10 minutes walk away, but you barely need to leave the development for an authentic taste of local life. The Floating Bridge Inn, which is currently leading our ‘Best Pub in Dartmouth’ poll, is located just on the edge of Dart Marina.

With outside seating right by the river, a cosy bar and popular family restaurant, the Floating Bridge is a friendly, often-bustling pub in the perfect location for guests at Dart Marina to enjoy.

5. Harbour walks

Dartmouth in bloom

The half-a-mile level walk to Dartmouth’s picturesque harbour takes you along the Embankment, where you can appreciate views across the Dart to the multi-coloured houses of Kingswear, and further along to the castle and out to sea.

Dartmouth’s scenic streets are lined with independent shops, unique galleries, welcoming cafés, rustic pubs and award-winning restaurants. To reach them, why not make your way through beautiful Royal Avenue Gardens?

6. The ultimate in luxury contemporary accommodation


All uniquely appointed, our 14 Dart Marina properties offer the height of contemporary style and a level of luxury that will satisfy the most discerning holidaymaker. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, some quality family time or an indulgent break with a friend, you’ll find everything you need at this stunning waterside development.

Explore our full range of Dart Marina holiday homes today.