South Devon AONB Follaton House,
Plymouth Road, Totnes TQ9 5NE

 

Tel: 01803 229330

 

Out and About

Out and About

Ferry Services 2022

With five estuaries in the AONB, ferries are an important and enjoyable way to get around.

If you are walking the South West Coast Path, they form an essential link across the estuaries. As they are dependent on tides and weather, it is best to check with the ferry operator on the day, before setting off.

Yealm Estuary

Passenger ferry (seasonal)

Period
8 April - 25 September
Times
10am-4pm daily.
additional notes
Service may be restricted to the core hours of 10am-12pm and 3pm-4pm each day during bad weather or at quiet times
Route
Noss Mayo (Wide Slip), Newton Ferrers (Yealm Steps) & Warren Point (Coast Path to Wembury)
Contact
Bill Gregor, 07817 132757
When the passenger ferry is not running

 

DO NOT attempt to swim across the water.

 

If needing to cross the estuary, we recommend you carefully plan your route to take place when the seasonal ferry is running. A better alternative to walking round is to take a taxi or use buses (see information further down this page).

 

Due to the shape of the estuary, the agreed England Coast Path alternative route is fairly long at 18km and involves some busy roads. We have mapped this route, see below:

Avon Estuary

Passenger ferry (seasonal)

Period
8 April - 2 October
Times
10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm every day
Route
Bantham slipway to Cockleridge Ham (Bigbury-on-Sea)
Contact
Estate office, 01548 560897
When the passenger ferry is not running

 

DO NOT attempt to swim across the water.

 

You will need to take a bus or taxi. Alternatively, walk around on the very pleasant nine mile waymarked Avon Estuary walk.

Erme Estuary

There is no ferry service on the Erme

 

The Erme can usually be waded across one hour either side of low tide, when the water will not come up much higher than an adults knee.

 

A short video of wading the Erme is coming soon, in the meantime please enjoy the video below:

Kingsbridge Estuary

Salcombe – East Portlemouth passenger ferry
Period
Daily all year
Times
8:30am - 5pm (7pm finish in peak season; 9am start in winter)
additional notes
Check Christmas / New Year times
Route
Salcombe Jubilee pier to East Portlemouth jetty
additional notes
from Whitestrand (central Salcombe) in winter
Contact
Simon Shortman, 01548 842061 / 07769 319375
Kingsbridge – Salcombe passenger ferry (seasonal)
Period
11 April - October
additional notes
plus occasional sailings during November and December
Times
Varies with tides
Route
Kingsbridge Steamer Steps or Crabshell Quay to Salcombe Jubilee Pier
Contact
www.kingsbridgesalcombeferry.com
Salcombe – South Sands passenger ferry (seasonal)
Period
28 March - 29 October
Times
9:45am - 5:30pm (6pm August; 5pm October)
Route
Whitestrand (central Salcombe) to South Sands
Contact
www.southsandsferry.co.uk

Dart Estuary

Dartmouth lower vehicle ferry
Period
Daily all year
additional notes
also accepts foot passengers
Times
Continuous service 7am-10:55pm (8am Sunday)
additional notes
check Christmas / New Year
Route
Kingswear to Dartmouth South Embankment
Contact
www.southhams.gov.uk/dartmouthlowerferry
Dartmouth higher vehicle ferry
Period
Daily all year
additional notes
also accepts foot passengers
Times
Continuous service 6:30am-10:50pm (8am Sunday)
additional notes
check Christmas / New Year
Route
Kingswear to Dartmouth North Embankment
Contact
www.dkfb.co.uk
Dartmouth castle passenger ferry (seasonal)
Period
Daily, April - October
Times
10am-5pm on demand
additional notes
May not be running in bad weather
Route
Dartmouth South Embankment to Dartmouth Castle
Contact
www.dartmouthcastleferry.co.uk
Dartmouth to Greenway passenger ferry (seasonal)
Period
1 March - 1 November
Times
See website
Route
Dartmouth Town Pontoon to Greenway Quay
Contact
www.greenwayferry.co.uk
Dittisham to Greenway passenger ferry
Period
Daily all year
Times
9:30am - 4pm (9am - 5pm Summer)
Route
Dittisham to Greenway Quay
Contact
www.greenwayferry.co.uk
Dartmouth to Dittisham passenger ferry
Period
Daily all year
additional notes
weather permitting
Times
10am - 5pm
additional notes
later trips available, book in advance
Route
Dartmouth North Embankment to Dittisham
Contact
www.dittishamferries.co.uk
Dartmouth to Totnes passenger ferry (seasonal)
Period
April - October
Times
See website
Route
Dartmouth Town Pontoon to Totnes Steamer Quay
Contact
www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk
Dartmouth to Kingswear passenger ferry
Period
Daily all year
Times
7:30am - 6:55pm (9am Sunday)
Route
Dartmouth Town Pontoon to Kingswear
Contact
www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk

Bus and Taxi Information

Buses

Buses

 

For bus routes and timetable enquiries, call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33 or go to www.travelinesw.com

Taxis

Taxis

 

Avon Estuary

 

Arrow Cars: 01548 856120 or 07967 560467

HR Taxis: 07946 322824

Taxi-Mike: 07714 512516

 

 

Yealm and Erme Estuaries

 

Wembury Cabs: 01752 881651 or 07882 267436

Ivy Cabs: 01752 895555

Ivybridge Taxi: 01752 892222

Park and Ride Information

Dartmouth

Dartmouth Park and Ride

 

A3122 Dartmouth outskirts TQ6 9LW

 

Open 25 March to 31 October 2022 (buses running)

 

Open all week, charges 8am – 7pm

£5 for cars and motorcycles, covers parking and bus trip (£3 2pm – 7pm)

 

Prices and times may differ during Dartmouth Regatta.

 

For latest information check: www.southhams.gov.uk

 

Additional note – When there is no seasonal service from this car park, parking is free of charge and it is possible to walk into town. There is a public bus service available for journeys to and from the town, charges apply. The bus stop for this service is located nearby, outside Sainsbury’s supermarket.

Salcombe

Salcombe Park and Ride

 

NO SEASONAL BUS SERVICE IN 2022

 

A381 Salcombe outskirts

 

Charges apply all day / every day of the year

£3 per day

 

For latest information check: www.salcombetowncouncil.gov.uk

 

Additional note – When there is no seasonal service from this car park it is possible to walk into town or there is a public bus service that runs daily and can be used for journeys to and from the town. This is a very limited service on Sundays and Public Holidays.

The bus stop for this service is approximately 200 metres along Main Road (past the petrol station and over the brow of the hill) at the junction of Onslow Road and Main Road (known locally as Beadon Cross).

Times of Low Water (BST) 2022

To aid South West Coast Path and England Coast Path walkers plan their route, low tide times are reproduced on the South Devon AONB website and the estuary crossing information panels located on the Yealm, Avon and Erme estuaries.

Tide times are needed to cross the Erme Estuary, there is no ferry service but the Erme may usually be waded across one hour either side of low tide, when the water will not come up much higher than an adults knee.

 

Note the following:

  • tide times below are copyright material reproduced here under license.
  • low tide predictions are for Salcombe
  • tide times are shown in BST
  • not to be used for navigation
  • you may not reproduce, adapt, translate, store or distribute the material in any way (including electronically, by photocopying or recording)

April

© Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of The Keeper of Public Records and the UK Hydrographic Office (www.GOV.uk/UKHO).

 

All April low tide predictions below are shown in BST.

day

am

pm

day

1

am

--

pm

1313

day

2

am

0128

pm

1350

day

3

am

0205

pm

1423

day

4

am

0238

pm

1454

day

5

am

0308

pm

1522

day

6

am

0336

pm

1549

day

7

am

0404

pm

1618

day

8

am

0435

pm

1653

day

9

am

0514

pm

1739

day

10

am

0610

pm

1849

day

11

am

0738

pm

2032

day

12

am

0924

pm

2202

day

13

am

1035

pm

2300

day

14

am

1125

pm

2346

day

15

am

--

pm

1208

day

16

am

0028

pm

1248

day

17

am

0108

pm

1327

day

18

am

0147

pm

1406

day

19

am

0226

pm

1445

day

20

am

0305

pm

1524

day

21

am

0347

pm

1606

day

22

am

0432

pm

1653

day

23

am

0527

pm

1753

day

24

am

0639

pm

1914

day

25

am

0812

pm

2046

day

26

am

0935

pm

2159

day

27

am

1035

pm

2255

day

28

am

1123

pm

2341

day

29

am

--

pm

1206

day

30

am

0023

pm

1245

May

© Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of The Keeper of Public Records and the UK Hydrographic Office (www.GOV.uk/UKHO).

 

All May low tide predictions below are shown in BST.

day

am

pm

day

1

am

0102

pm

1320

day

2

am

0137

pm

1354

day

3

am

0210

pm

1424

day

4

am

0241

pm

1454

day

5

am

0310

pm

1522

day

6

am

0339

pm

1553

day

7

am

0411

pm

1628

day

8

am

0451

pm

1712

day

9

am

0543

pm

1813

day

10

am

0655

pm

1937

day

11

am

0824

pm

2106

day

12

am

0944

pm

2216

day

13

am

1044

pm

2310

day

14

am

1134

pm

2358

day

15

am

--

pm

1220

day

16

am

0043

pm

1304

day

17

am

0127

pm

1347

day

18

am

0211

pm

1430

day

19

am

0255

pm

1514

day

20

am

0341

pm

1559

day

21

am

0430

pm

1649

day

22

am

0525

pm

1747

day

23

am

0630

pm

1856

day

24

am

0747

pm

2015

day

25

am

0902

pm

2126

day

26

am

1002

pm

2223

day

27

am

1051

pm

2311

day

28

am

1135

pm

2355

day

29

am

--

pm

1215

day

30

am

0035

pm

1252

day

31

am

0112

pm

1327

June

© Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of The Keeper of Public Records and the UK Hydrographic Office (www.GOV.uk/UKHO).

 

All June low tide predictions below are shown in BST.

day

am

pm

day

1

am

0146

pm

1400

day

2

am

0219

pm

1432

day

3

am

0250

pm

1503

day

4

am

0322

pm

1536

day

5

am

0356

pm

1611

day

6

am

0434

pm

1652

day

7

am

0521

pm

1744

day

8

am

0619

pm

1850

day

9

am

0732

pm

2009

day

10

am

0850

pm

2127

day

11

am

1002

pm

2233

day

12

am

1102

pm

2330

day

13

am

1155

pm

--

day

14

am

0022

pm

1245

day

15

am

0111

pm

1332

day

16

am

0159

pm

1419

day

17

am

0246

pm

1505

day

18

am

0334

pm

1551

day

19

am

0422

pm

1639

day

20

am

0512

pm

1729

day

21

am

0607

pm

1826

day

22

am

0708

pm

1930

day

23

am

0815

pm

2040

day

24

am

0919

pm

2144

day

25

am

1014

pm

2239

day

26

am

1102

pm

2326

day

27

am

1146

pm

--

day

28

am

0010

pm

1227

day

29

am

0050

pm

1305

day

30

am

0126

pm

1340

July

© Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of The Keeper of Public Records and the UK Hydrographic Office (www.GOV.uk/UKHO).

 

All July low tide predictions below are shown in BST.

day

am

pm

day

1

am

0201

pm

1415

day

2

am

0235

pm

1448

day

3

am

0308

pm

1521

day

4

am

0341

pm

1555

day

5

am

0416

pm

1632

day

6

am

0457

pm

1715

day

7

am

0546

pm

1809

day

8

am

0646

pm

1918

day

9

am

0801

pm

2040

day

10

am

0922

pm

2201

day

11

am

1035

pm

2309

day

12

am

1136

pm

--

day

13

am

0006

pm

1230

day

14

am

0059

pm

1320

day

15

am

0148

pm

1406

day

16

am

0235

pm

1452

day

17

am

0320

pm

1536

day

18

am

0404

pm

1619

day

19

am

0448

pm

1702

day

20

am

0532

pm

1747

day

21

am

0619

pm

1837

day

22

am

0713

pm

1938

day

23

am

0819

pm

2052

day

24

am

0929

pm

2203

day

25

am

1030

pm

2300

day

26

am

1120

pm

2348

day

27

am

--

pm

1205

day

28

am

0031

pm

1246

day

29

am

0108

pm

1323

day

30

am

0144

pm

1358

day

31

am

0218

pm

1432

August

© Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of The Keeper of Public Records and the UK Hydrographic Office (www.GOV.uk/UKHO).

 

All August low tide predictions below are shown in BST.

day

am

pm

day

1

am

0250

pm

1504

day

2

am

0322

pm

1536

day

3

am

0355

pm

1610

day

4

am

0432

pm

1648

day

5

am

0515

pm

1736

day

6

am

0608

pm

1838

day

7

am

0719

pm

2003

day

8

am

0852

pm

2139

day

9

am

1016

pm

2254

day

10

am

1122

pm

2354

day

11

am

--

pm

1217

day

12

am

0046

pm

1306

day

13

am

0133

pm

1351

day

14

am

0217

pm

1433

day

15

am

0259

pm

1514

day

16

am

0339

pm

1552

day

17

am

0416

pm

1629

day

18

am

0452

pm

1705

day

19

am

0528

pm

1744

day

20

am

0610

pm

1832

day

21

am

0707

pm

1942

day

22

am

0828

pm

2121

day

23

am

0956

pm

2236

day

24

am

1057

pm

2328

day

25

am

1145

pm

--

day

26

am

0010

pm

1226

day

27

am

0047

pm

1303

day

28

am

0122

pm

1338

day

29

am

0156

pm

1411

day

30

am

0228

pm

1443

day

31

am

0300

pm

1515

September

© Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of The Keeper of Public Records and the UK Hydrographic Office (www.GOV.uk/UKHO).

 

All September low tide predictions below are shown in BST.

day

am

pm

day

1

am

0333

pm

1548

day

2

am

0408

pm

1625

day

3

am

0448

pm

1710

day

4

am

0539

pm

1811

day

5

am

0651

pm

1943

day

6

am

0834

pm

2128

day

7

am

1004

pm

2244

day

8

am

1109

pm

2341

day

9

am

--

pm

1201

day

10

am

0030

pm

1248

day

11

am

0113

pm

1330

day

12

am

0154

pm

1410

day

13

am

0233

pm

1448

day

14

am

0308

pm

1522

day

15

am

0341

pm

1554

day

16

am

0411

pm

1625

day

17

am

0442

pm

1658

day

18

am

0518

pm

1739

day

19

am

0606

pm

1839

day

20

am

0723

pm

2019

day

21

am

0913

pm

2206

day

22

am

1030

pm

2301

day

23

am

1119

pm

2343

day

24

am

--

pm

1200

day

25

am

0020

pm

1238

day

26

am

0056

pm

1313

day

27

am

0130

pm

1348

day

28

am

0205

pm

1422

day

29

am

0238

pm

1456

day

30

am

0313

pm

1531

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