The Annexe is located close to some of the most stunning beaches in in the UK. The beautiful Blackpool Sands is only a 15 minute walk, or why not venutre slightly futher afield to some of the other magnificent beaches in South Devon.
Blackpool Sands - 1 minute drive
Slapton Sands - 10 minute drive
East Portlemouth Beaches - 25 minute drive
Bantham Beach -30 minute drive
North Sands - 35 minute drive
South Sands - 40 minute drive
A trip to the South Hams isn't complete without taking to the water at some point during your stay. If you don't have, or don't want to hire your own boat there are lots of trips available. The Castle Ferry is a fun & affordable boat ride and the perfect way to reach Dartmouth Castle. The Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company offers a variety of wonderful scenic cruises along the River Dart between Dartmouth and Totnes and also out to sea. Combine this with the wonderful Kingswear to Paignton Steam Train a great day out for all the family, young and old.
The historic Lower Ferry Dartmouth is a good way of travelling between Dartmouth & Kingswear by car, where you can then drive on to visit towns such as Brixham, Paignton & Torquay. If you are planning to make a visit to Agatha Christie's Greenways then the Greenway Quay & Ferry Service is the best way to go. Or enjoy the perfect private river cruise on The Picnic Boat, enjoy an exquisite selection of picnics as you cruise the River Dart in style between Dartmouth and Totnes. (up to 12 pax)
For all available River & Boat activities and details of Boat Hire please click HERE
As well as the many beaches and watersports available in the area, there are so many things to do with children across the South Hams. Below is a list of just a few attractions nearby.
Woodlands Family Theme Park
Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company
National Marine Aquarium
Dartmoor Zoological Park
Pennywell Farm Activity Centre
Plymouth Ski Centre
Dart Rock Climbing Centre
Dartmoor Treasure Trail
Quaywest Water Park
For a full list of Days out with the children please click HERE
Eating & Drinking
There are so many fabulous pubs, restaurant & cafes to choose from in the area. In the village of Stoke Fleming itself Radius 7 is a small bistro style restaurant specialising in fresh locally sourced fish, meat and produce. It also offers a wonderful takeaway. The village pub, the Green Dragon is a local institution, popular with both locals and visitors alike for real ales and good pub grub. If you are heading into Dartmouth to eat then try the Wheelhouse Restaurant, where you can eat-in or takeway, or stylish Browns Hotel & Restaurant for tapas and fine wine, or the ever popular Royal Castle Hotel. Other favourites include the Bayards Cove Inn, The Dartmouth Arms, Rockfish and Anzac Street Bistro.
For something a bit more special try Mitch Tonks The Seahorse which is an excellent restaurant situated on the bank of the River Dart.
If you want to go slightly further afield The Tower Inn in Slapton is fantastic and has a lovely garden overlooking the tower at the rear and The Cricket Inn at Beesands is located right on the beach overlooking Start Bay and has fabulous sea food, its the perfect pub to go to after a walk round Start Point and a trip to Start Point Lighthouse.