'UK's most beautiful town that looks identical to Greece' with yachts and sea

The sandy beach at blackpool sands in Devon, England. (Photo by: Kevin Britland/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)
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Devon's coastal gem, Dartmouth, has been hailed as the UK's answer to the Greek Isles. The South Devon town, beloved for its resemblance to the Mediterranean's scenic charm, draws tourists in droves, earning recognition as one of the most beautiful spots in Britain.

Travel influencer Sarah Hagan praised Dartmouth on TikTok, calling it the 'most beautiful town in the UK,' a sentiment that went viral. Her post was met with comments echoing her views, with one user exclaiming: "Most beautiful place in the UK I've ever been to."

Another enthused: "Favourite view ever! " Some even compared Dartmouth to Greece, with one bewildered commenter noting: "THAT'S DEVON? ! It looks like Greece in my opinion."

The picturesque harbour town marries breath-taking coastal views with a rich heritage and serves as a bustling hub for both fishing boats and sailing yachts.

When visiting the coast, beaches are often at the top of the list, and Dartmouth does not disappoint. Blackpool Sands lies just a stone's throw away, offering a secluded slice of shoreline for visitors, reports the Mirror.

However, this isn't just any beach. It offers visitors the unique opportunity to unwind in its Seaside Sauna.

Here, you can alternate between the refreshing salt water and a tranquil escape from the outside world. For those who enjoy being active, paddle boards and kayaks are available for hire, or you can join a guided tour around the coast.

The area combines historical buildings with picturesque river locations and the South Devon countryside, transporting you to an entirely different world. One of the first places you should visit is Dartmouth Castle.

Overlooking the harbour entrance, Dartmouth Castle may well have the most scenic setting of any fortress in the UK. The castle played a role during the Civil War and remained in service until World War II.

If you're more interested in maritime and naval history, the town's Royal Naval College, where navy officers have been trained since 1863, is worth a visit. You can also take a look at HMS Britannia, which is moored in the River Dart.

A stroll around the town will inevitably lead you to Dartmouth Harbour, the heart of the South Devon town. During the autumn months, up to 3,000 moorings can be found here. It's also the ideal place to stop for some fish and chips.

Nestled at the harbour's edge, the acclaimed seafood joint Rockfish offers diners fresh and local catches. Take a seat along the harbourside and enjoy your meal with a view of Bayard's Cove.

The takeaway service has been highly praised by TripAdvisor users who have hailed the fish and chips as truly exceptional. Seafood aficionados can indulge in the seasonal MSC Haddock and Chips priced at £11.95.

View of the small town of Dartmouth and the harbour.
View of the small town of Dartmouth and the harbour. -Credit:Getty Images

For those preferring to dine indoors, Rockfish also operates a sit-down restaurant that boasts stunning views over the River Dart. Mitch Tonks, the big-name owner of Rockfish, might be a familiar face from his stint judging seafood creations on 'Celebrity Masterchef'.

Their menu's highlights feature an impressive "Fruits de Mer" Platter laden with Lyme Bay mussels, Portland oysters, dressed Dartmouth crab, Leigh-on-Sea cockles, Norwegian prawns, and king prawns, meant for two at £37.50 per person; Grilled Brixham Cuttlefish for £19.95; and enticing Rockfish Tacos.

For gourmets seeking a more refined dining experience, the discerning experts at the Michelin Guide recommend The Angel of Dartmouth. This modern British gem, led by Elly Wentworth, known from BBC's 'Great British Menu', concocts dishes with an array of global flavours.

Menu standouts there include the sumptuous Brixham Crab Risotto priced at £18, Devonshire Lamb accompanied by asparagus, spring pea, and lamb jus for £37, and a delightful Clotted Cream Parfait available for £9.50.

If you're in the mood for a drink, Dartmouth's favourite spot is Bar 1620, located at the heart of the harbour. For a laid-back experience with a view of the town and a cocktail or two, make sure to stop by here.

Bar 1620 boasts an impressive selection of cocktails, including classic mixes, warm concoctions, and unique 1620 creations. Plus, their draft master keg system ensures the freshest and coldest pints around.