• Coronation Park

View of Coronation Park

Coronation Park

To the north of Dartmouth centre overlooking the river and Embankment is Coronation Park. The open playing fields are the ideal place for a picnic or to enjoy some park games.

On the southern edge of the park is an enclosed children’s play park and sandpit complete with climbing frames, swings, slides and picnic benches. Next to the play park, you’ll find the Anchorstone Café serving snacks, drinks and hot meals from April to November and the RNLI Lifeboat Station.

Within the park, there are a number of tennis courts, including two which are floodlit, which are available to rent.

Coronation Park was opened in 1937 and like much of the level land in Dartmouth is built on reclaimed land. Over the years the growth of the town had meant that Dartmouth had run out of land and large sections were reclaimed from the river banks and mudflats. Towards the end of the 19th century, the old wharves along the river banks became unsuitable for larger ships of the times, this lead to a completely new waterfront being constructed and the South and North Embankments were opened in 1885. The waterfront was extended in the 1930’s to the higher ferry, with the reclaimed land in between becoming Coronation Park.

Coronation Park is available to hire for day events throughout the year. For more information, please contact reception@dartmouthtowncouncil.gov.uk

Coronation Dinghy Park

Situated at the far end of Coronation Park by the Higher Ferry, Coronation Dinghy Park is a land storage space for non-motorised boats.

The Dinghy Park has three sizes of spaces available;

  • Small – 4m x 2.5m
  • Medium –5m x 2.5m
  • Large – 7m x 2.5m

We currently have a waiting list for the Dinghy Park. If you wish to be added to this, please download and fill in the Waiting List Form below and email it to reception@dartmouthtowncouncil.gov.uk

Tennis Courts

There are four courts available in Coronation Park, including two floodlit ones.

Passes can be purchased from the offices at The Guildhall from 9am to 2pm Monday to Friday.

Weekly, daily and hourly passes can be purchased from the Anchorstone Cafe from April to November.

Anchorstone Cafe

Anchorstone Cafe provides a wide and varied menu everyday of the week in the summer months, opening at 7am for breakfast, that can be eaten in or taken away. The Anchorstone Cafe is also known for providing delicious locally sourced seafood lunches along with homemade beef burgers. Homemade cakes, teas, coffees and soft drinks are ready to be enjoyed at any time throughout the day.

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