Best Day Trips From Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Best Day Trips From Dartmoor, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor is a great base from which to explore Devon and Cornwall. The A30/A38 provide great access to the region's most popular destinations. Best day trips from Dartmoor include:



Visit Exeter Cathedral, Exeter Museum (Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery) and the Underground Passages.



Try Plymouth's National Marine Aquarium, the Mayflower Museum and Plymouth Hoe. Take boat trips to Cornwall and up the River Tamar. There's great coastal walking on the South West Coast Path.


South Devon

Salcombe and Dartmouth are among the best seaside towns in the UK. Bantham Beach, Bigbury-on-Sea Beach and Burgh Island are essential visiting. Visit Totnes. Take a boat trip down the River Dart.


The English Riviera

When the sun's out, The English Riviera is stunning. Explore Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. Take boat trips across Tor Bay and along the South Devon coast. Visit Living Coasts, Kents Cavern, Torre Abbey and Babbacombe Model Village.


Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

One of the most under visited but special places in the Westcountry. Home to a section of the rare UNESCO World Heritage Site. Try Morwellham Quay, the National Trust's Cotehele and Tamar Trails. Canoe the River Tamar.


East Cornwall

The vast Whitsand Bay is one of the best beaches in Cornwall. The villages Cawsand and Kingsand on the Rame Peninsula are wonderful. A small ferry runs to Plymouth.


Bodmin Moor

Summit Brown Willy which is the highest point on Bodmin. Scramble along the ridge of Kilmar Tor.


North Cornwall

Bude Beach at low tide is stunning. Visit Tintagel and Boscastle. Explore the Camel Estuary and Padstow. Enjoy the beaches around Newquay.


South Cornwall/West Cornwall

St Ives is internationally famous. Land's End is essential visiting. The Lizard Peninsula, Helford Estuary and Fal Estuary are gorgeous. Try the Eden Project.


Exmoor/North Devon

The Valley of Rocks on the Exmoor coast is amazing. Dunkery Beacon is the highest point. Woolacombe Beach and Putsborough Beach are among the most visited in the Westcountry.


East Devon

Experience the Jurassic Coast UNESCO World Heritage Site.



Burgh Island is a must. Lundy Island is unforgettable. It's a long day but we've done it several times from the northern section of Dartmoor.