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Latitude: 50° 20'N
Longitude: 03° 33'W
Ownership: Dart Harbour and Navigation Authority
Usage: Leisure, Fishing, Commercial
Contact name: Capt. David White, Harbour Master
Address: Harbour Office, 6 Oxford Street, Dartmouth, South Devon, TQ6 9AL
Telephone no: 01803 832337
About DartmouthDartmouth is a natural harbour, steeped in maritime heritage, accessible at any tide, in any weather, at any time of day or night. It is the finest natural harbour of any size between Poole and Plymouth.
For over 900 years sailors have set sail from Dartmouth's shores in search of new lands. The medieval quay of Bayards Cove still looks much the same as in the 16th century. It was from here that the Pilgrim Fathers set sail on the second leg of their journey to Plymouth, before leaving for the New World.
With the onset of containerisation and the need for better land transport routes, the port's commercial activity has declined. Still a busy yachting centre, fishing and naval port it is now visited by cruise liners in search of a safe port with a unique and historical hinterland. Dartmouth is accessible at any state of tide, in any weather at any time of day or night.
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