What to see

Markets

There are many markets in the area, including farmers' markets — an ideal opportunity to talk directly to the producer and taste before you buy. It’s a fun way to buy vegetables, fruit, fish, meat, cider, cheeses, cakes, bread, plants and much more. South Devon has a market every Saturday. More details of those markets can be found on our partner website Bigbury-on-Sea.co.uk

  • Kingsbridge Farmers Market – 1st & 3rd Saturday each month on the town hall Square - 9am-1pm
  • Totnes Elizabethan Market – Civic Square, TQ9 5SF, Tuesdays during May to September
  • Totnes Antiques Flea Market – Friday throughout the year 9am - 3pm, and Tuesdays during June to September, .
  • Totnes Good food Market – Every third Sunday in the month - 10am-3pm
  • Dartmouth Farmers Market – Every 2nd Saturday of the month, 9am-1pm
  • Ivybridge Farmers Market – 4th Saturday each month in Glanvilles car park, Leonards Road 9am-1pm
  • Kingsbridge Traders' Open Market – Mondays during the summer season, Tuesdays all year round, Thursdays Easter to December

Modbury is the nearest holiday town for all your holiday shopping needs with cafes, pubs , and restaurants and is characterised by local butchers, bakers and delicatessens. There is a convenient car park off the main street. Modbury was the first English plastic bag free town! See the wonderful Modbury Map.

Kingsbridge is the nearest town for two decent sized supermarkets — Tesco and Morrison's and a cinema. The town itself is full of character with arcaded shops, art galleries, a pillared market house and boats on the tidal river. Car parks are at each end of the steep main street — Fore Street. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants.

Salcombe is a fashionable fishing village with steep narrow streets and some high quality shops, souvenir and boating shops, teashops and pubs. You can hire a boat or take a boat trip from there. It gets very congested and parking is difficult from mid to high season.

Plymouth City has an historic and large pedestrianised shopping centre with all the major chain stores represented. There are great views of Plymouth Sound where you can walk in Drake's footsteps on the Hoe. Plymouth has plenty of car parks, a cinema, a theatre, and attractions to visit e.g. the UK largest aquarium at the National Maritime Aquarium.

Dartmouth CoveDartmouth is a charming small waterside town with exceptional buildings , interesting boutiques and individual shops, lots of river attractions and is particularly photogenic. Dartmouth stays alive in the winter months with many great eateries. The Dartmouth Steam railway and river is a great base for river and train trips. Parking can take some time in high season.

Totnes is a charming town with an interesting Elizabethan area. Shopping has a new age flavour and originality. It is a terminus for Dart river trips and the South Devon Railway. Totnes also has a mainline rail station. Ample parking is at each end of the town.

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More information about the local Local Shops & Services can be found on our partner site Bigbury-on-Sea.co.uk

Specialist Shopping

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