Kingston is a small village lying between Dartmoor and the sea in the South Hams District of Devon County Council. The population of around 308 adults, 57 children in 214  Properties of which 46 are holiday or 2nd homes.

The village is surrounded by working farms and miles of beautiful coastline and the newly created Erme estuary marine conservation zone which is a haven for birds and wildlife including the rare tentacled lagoon worm. Several footpaths offer differing views of our stunning parish. .mcz-erme-estuary-2019

The parish is in the middle of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the village includes two conservation areas. The National Trust owns some farmland and coastline in Kingston.

The Dolphin Inn is under new management, Shawn is serving food using fresh local produce, a variety of ales are available for you to try along with a very warm welcome, Shawn has lots of exciting plans to enhance the visitor experience.

The accommodation is now available via

The nearest shop is Holywell stores 3 miles away in St Ann’s Chapel, or for more variety 5 miles away in Modbury lots of shops are now back in business.

St James the Less Parish Church, opening is restricted to individual prayer, open Wednesday 4-6pm and Sunday 10-12 noon

Website Accessibility Statement

Document dated 17th September 2020

Kingston Parish Council is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology or ability. We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website, however, owing to the cost of the new legislation, WCAG-2, KPC are having to budget towards this new legislation.

Whilst Kingston Parish Council strive to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website.

We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility. In the meantime should you experience any difficulty in accessing our website, please don’t hesitate to contact the Parish Clerk, Lorraine Gulliford either by phone on 01548 810460 or  e-mail

Up & Coming Events

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13th May 2022

World cocktail day

Join us at the outside Bar for the launch of our new cocktail menu

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2nd June 2022

Platinum Jubilee weekend

Thursday 2nd June. Beacons will be lit across the country from 9pm. Friday 3rd June. 3pm, bring and share Street party outside the fire station. Saturday 4th June. 2pm Games at the Recreation ground. Sunday 5th June. Outdoor church service 11am.

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4th June 2022

Wheelbarrow race

Join us for a wheelbarrow race followed by breakfast, prize for best fancy dress

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