River Dart Moorings


Dartmouth & Kingswear

Boats on the River Dart

River Access - Dartmouth & Kingswear


Dartmouth By Tender

The easiest place to launch a tender in Dartmouth is at the Higher Ferry slip on the North Embankment.  From here it is less than 700 metres to the mouth of Old Mill Creek.  There is no charge for using the slipway.

Kingswear – by Tender

In Kingswear there is a slipway beside the Royal Dart Yacht Club where it is possible to launch small boats.  From here it is slightly over 1700 metres to the mouth of Old Mill creek.  There is no charge for using this slipway. Dinghy rack rentals are available from Dart Harbour.

Bayards Cove, Dartmouth

Car Parking - Dartmouth & Kingswear



Parking is available around the town and in the main car park in the centre of town.  Parking can be difficult particularly in the peak tourist season. There is also a very efficient park and ride scheme with parking on the edge of town.  This operates from Easter until the end of October.  More details can be found on the SHDC website.


The only car park at Kingswear is The Marina car park and it is very limited.  There is also limited street parking.

Yacht Taxi

Dartmouth Yacht Taxi

Dart Harbour (DHNA) operate an all year ship to shore/shore to ship yacht taxi service.  This operates in the Dartmouth/Kingswear area between Noss and One Gun Point.

You should note that this service is not guaranteed and may be cancelled at short notice due to bad weather or operational requirements.  There is no pre-booking allowed.

Dartmouth Yacht Taxi

Operates daily except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

April: 08:00 – 19:00hrs
May – September: 08:00 – 23:00hrs
October: 08:00-19:00hrs
November – March: 10:00 – 16:00hrs

Contact Information:  Tel:  07970 346571 or VHF Channel 69

For more information visit the Dart Harbour website.


Boat at Dittisham

River Access - Dittisham


You can launch a tender from outside the Ferry Boat Inn, from the Ham or from Dittisham Sailing Club.  All these options are free.  It is just over 2km from Dittisham to our swinging moorings. Dinghy rack rentals on the pontoons at Dittisham are available from Dart Harbour

Dittisham Pontoon

Car Parking - Dittisham


Limited parking is available outside the Ferry Boat Inn.  However be aware this is tidal – you don’t want to have a photo of your submerged car joining the others on the wall In the pub!

There is a pay and display car park on the Ham and also free parking on the roadside further up the hill.

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