Just a stones throw across to the town of Dartmouth, Kingswear is a charming village that has some stunning views across the River Dart.
There are several small tourist-oriented shops.
The Castle was built to protect Dartmouth and was constructed between 1491 and 1502.
- Airbnb, from £50-£125 for an entire home.
- Hostel, There are no hostels.
- Camping, Caravan and Motorhome Club on Hill Head.
- B&B & Guest Houses, from £170 per night at Kaywana Hall or Nonsuch House.
- Car, Parking is limited, there is a small short stay car park behind the train station. Some Free parking down near the creek.
- Bus, stops at the banjo. The No. 120 will take you to Paignton and the No. 18 to Brixham.
- Ferry, you can use either the foot passenger or the lower vehicle ferry.
- Train, catch the steam train to & from Paignton.
- Walking, unless you want to head out of the village, everything is easily within walking distance.
Mansands is a stunning secluded pebble beach and is best on low tide as it exposes the sand. Behind the beach is a brackish lagoon. This is a haven for birds and there are information boards and a bird hide managed by the National Trust. Grass snakes inhabit the area around the lagoon and can occasionally be seen swimming in the water.
KingsBeer Festival is set just behind the Kingswear railway station. Being right on the embankment it has great views of the River Dart. There was over 60 ales from across the UK, around 10 ciders (plus wines and soft drinks) and live music to keep you entertained!