As a small town in Devon, Dartmouth currently has a population of only 5,512. It is a popular tourist destination due to the Dartmouth Royal Navy College, Dartmouth Castle and the Dartmouth steam railway. The town banks the River Darf, a thin tidal rai that run from Totnes. Boat cruises are provided to travel up and down the river (Totnes to Dittisham to the Greenway Estate) as well as to other tourist destinations such as Torbay and Salcombe.
The Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta is an infamous yearly event, hosted over 3 days at the end of August. The regatta involves traditional races accompanied by fun fairs, markets and Red Arrows air displays. This is sponsored and funded by the Royal Navy, with a ship usually being present on the event.