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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.

Tickets are available from Pay & Display machines (COINS ONLY) or from the card payment service RingGo. 

Tickets are in 2 parts: One to show the bus driver and one must be displayed in the vehicle windscreen.

Friday 20th October and Saturday 21st October: First bus down from the Park & Ride at 8am. Last bus up from the North Embankment at 7.10pm. Buses every 10 mins

Sunday 22nd October: First bus down from the Park & Ride at 9.20am. Last bus up from the North Embankment at 6.50pm. Buses every 10 mins

If you miss the last bus then the No.90 buses to Townstal run regularly until 11pm from town (Friday & Saturday) and 8pm 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. Otherwise stay is limited to to 4 hours using the pay and display machines.

This car park becomes extremely busy during the festival and we would strongly advise everyone to use the Park & Ride.

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 £40 for 7 days available from Dartmouth Tourist Information Centre. Permits cover parking in Mayor’s Avenue and the Dartmouth Park & Ride, 1st October to 31st March. They also cover most other Car Parks in the South Hams but do not guarantee you a space in any of the car parks whilst they are valid.

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 any Reserved Spaces or guarantee you a space to park.

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