Destination guide

Why people love visiting historical South Dartmouth

Enjoy the history and other features of South Dartmouth. This city's shopping, restaurants and parks draw many visitors. Buttonwood Park Zoo and The Breakers are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in and around South Dartmouth

Are you looking for attractions to see in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes South Dartmouth a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Buttonwood Park Zoo (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Westport Rivers Vineyard & Winery (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Running Brook Vineyard & Winery (8.7 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Carolyn's Saskonnet Vineyard (11.2 mi / 18.1 km)
  • Acushnet River Valley Golf Course (11.7 mi / 18.9 km)
  • The Butterfly Zoo (11.8 mi / 19 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in South Dartmouth

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, South Dartmouth is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Buttonwood Park Zoo (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Demarest Lloyd State Park (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Horseneck State Beach (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Westport Town Farm (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Fort Phoenix State Reservation (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around South Dartmouth

Fly into New Bedford, MA (EWB-New Bedford Regional), the closest airport, located 8.3 mi (13.3 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Newport, RI (NPT-Newport State), which is 16 mi (25.8 km) away.

Where to stay near South Dartmouth?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 235 holiday rentals near South Dartmouth. From 157 Houses to 52 Bungalows, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near South Dartmouth for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to South Dartmouth?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in South Dartmouth:

  • Pocasset: 83 holiday homes
  • Woods Hole: 174 holiday homes
  • Newport East: 365 holiday homes
  • West Falmouth: 96 holiday homes
  • North Falmouth: 159 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to South Dartmouth?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in South Dartmouth. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary: 1,188 holiday rentals
  • Demarest Lloyd State Park: 1,290 holiday rentals
  • Coastal Vineyards: 1,288 holiday rentals
  • Slocum's River Reserve: 1,130 holiday rentals
  • Cornell Farm: 1,344 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South Dartmouth listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in South Dartmouth?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 157 Houses in South Dartmouth. Our other popular types of South Dartmouth holiday rentals include:

  • Bungalows: 52 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 52 holiday houses
  • Farmhouses: 6 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in South Dartmouth?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 6 holiday homes with pool available in South Dartmouth. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.