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Where To Park

The Festival events take place all over Dartmouth, if you are coming by car the following details will help you plan where to park.

Park & Ride

Most of the Park & Ride buses have a low floor access for accessibility.

Postcode: TQ6 9LW

This is situated on the A3122 Totnes road next to the Dartmouth Leisure Centre and opposite Sainsbury's, off the roundabout.

From Dartmouth town centre Park & Ride buses run from the North Embankment just up river from the Station Restaurant.

Open to all motor vehicles (not having a trailer attached) classed (i), (ii), (iii), plus coaches.

Charges – Cars: £5 for an all-day ticket or £3 after 2pm. Charges apply 8am to 7pm.

Friday 23rd October and Saturday 24th October: First bus down from the Park & Ride at 8am. Last bus up from the North Embankment at 6.50pm. Buses every 15 mins

Sunday 25th October: First bus down from the Park & Ride at 9.30am. Last bus up from the North Embankment at 6.50pm. Buses every 15 mins

If you miss the last bus then the 90A to Townstal run regularly until 23.30 from town (Friday & Saturday) and 20.00 on Sunday.  It will stop for you near to the Park & Ride.

Taxis will also pick up from outside the Station Restaurant on the Embankment and take you to the Park & Ride for approximately £5.

Mayor’s Avenue Car Park

Weekly Permits can be used. Stay is limited to 4 hours.

Blue Badge Holders – must pay but can have one extra hour free.

North Embankment

Parking on the North Embankment is free from September to May.


You can also park on the road if the parking space is surrounded by broken white lines (nearly all the roadside parking is).

Disabled car parking

Blue badge holders have to pay in Mayor’s Avenue Car Park but have one extra hour free. All day roadside parking is allowed if the space is surrounded by broken white liners or 3 hours on double yellow lines as long as this is not causing an obstruction, (except where there is a ban on loading or unloading or other restrictions). Ensure your clock is displayed. This information is given to the best of our knowledge and we are not responsible for any charges/fines incurred. 

See http://www.devon.gov.uk/disbluebadge

Weekly Permits

Weekly Permits cost £32 for 7 days available from Dartmouth Tourist Information Centre. Permits cover parking in Mayor’s Avenue, 1st October to 31st March and the Park & Ride only 1st April to 30th September. They also cover most other Car Parks in the South Hams.

Holiday Accommodation Parking Permit

If you have a Car Parking Permit with your holiday accommodation, you can use it in Mayor’s Avenue at any time of year, space permitting. The permit does not give access to the Reserved Spaces by the hedge.

Public Transport

Buses run from 8 am-6.40 pm Mon–Sat; 9.30 am–6.40 pm Sunday. Every 10 mins then 20 minutes after 2pm and all day Sundays.

Taxis pick up from outside the Station Cafe.

Find out more

This information is provided by Dartmouth Tourist Information Centre on 01803 834224 (It's worth checking updates directly).

For more information about Park & Ride please go to: http://www.southhams.gov.uk/article/4566/Dartmouth-Park-and-Ride