Dittisham lies on a hillside bordering the River Dart and is bisected by a stream. It comprises two pubs (one with post office and local shopping facilities), a church, a café, two car parks, a play area known as The Ham, a quay and a number of houses and cottages. The Dart is a very beautiful river with tree-lined banks and many little creeks, and is very popular with yachtsmen and fishermen. It runs through the heart of the South Hams area of outstanding natural beauty, much of which is owned by the National Trust. The surrounding coastline is particularly lovely and is a paradise for walkers, ornithologists and photographers and there are large, unspoilt beaches a short drive away.
Foot passenger ferries cross the river to Greenways Quay,
The Plum Orchards
The magnificent Dittisham plum orchards, famous between the two world wars, still thrive in the mild climate
and the locally-known 'Plowman' variety are still famous and believed to be unique to Dittisham.
The fruit is delicious and people come from the surrounding towns to buy them in July and
August, when they are ripe.
Sailing Club offer sailing lessons throughout the year
The Dittisham Sailing Club offer sailing lessons throughout the year