Discover the magic of the Jurassic Coast in East Devon
East Devon offers the ideal family holiday destination, with miles of stunning coastline and beautiful countryside, no matter what you love to do, you can find it here.
From sandy beaches at Exmouth to the crunch of pebbles at Branscombe, East Devon's beaches will keep you and your family entertained for hours. The stunning coastline of East Devon offers dramatic cliffs and beautiful beaches where you can do everything from swimming, surfing, rockpooling or windsurfing.
Stunning Rural Countryside
Cutting through the East Devon countryside to the coast are a number of dramatic valleys, including the Exe, Culm, Otter, Sid and Axe. Many idyllic villages can be found here, and wildlife diversity is high. The opportunity to walk, cycle and tour these valleys and the high ridges that separate them should not be missed.
The East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covers much of the landscape - and is protected due to its outstanding natural qualities, and there are several Local Nature Reserves to explore in this area.
History in East Devon
The coastline of East Devon is a World Heritage Site designated by UNESCO because of its wealth of prehistoric remains, the Jurassic Coast is considered to be the only place in the world displaying unbroken evidence of 185 million years of evolution. Visit the visitors centre to discover all about this area, or visit a beach for some fossil hunting.
Plan your Perfect Holiday
East Devon accommodation is plentiful and varied - from boutique hotels, to charming B&B's, self catering cottages and a variety of family friendly holiday parks. There is so much to see and do in East Devon, events, attractions, activities that will keep all ages amused.
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Sidmouth approaches perfection as it has everything you could possibly want - beaches, stunning coastal walks, gardens, a theatre and cinema, stylish eating places, and some of the best shops in East Devon selling desirable items such as...
The oldest seaside town in Devon with two miles of sandy beach and the gateway to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, Exmouth is one of the most picturesque holiday towns in Devon.
Whether you are looking for interesting attractions, wanting to explore stunning natural landscapes, experience thrilling outdoor activities, or just wanting somewhere to stay, eat or shop, you’ll find it all in Seaton.
Sitting at the heart of...
The East Devon parish of Broadhembury lies partly within the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and includes the historic and picturesque village of Broadhembury and adjacent hamlets.
Beer is a picturesque ancient fishing village with stunning coastal walks and a fascinating past that includes smuggling, lacemaking, and Beer stone.
Beer nestles in a narrow valley that opens out into a natural bay sheltered by...
Once a thriving port and shipbuilding centre, Topsham still retains a strong maritime flavour.
The quaint historic town has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with an eclectic cluster of specialist shops and fine restaurants, plus wonderful...
Situated in the heart of the National Trust Killerton estate, Broadclyst boasts beautiful countryside and woodlands scattered with thatched cottages, steeped in local history.
The centre of the village is dominated by a very pretty village...
The beautiful market town of Axminster is set on the River Axe within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and is filled with traditional charm and character.
With its quaint villages and unspoilt countryside, and just...
Budleigh Salterton is a seaside town with an elegant atmosphere and a beach composed of unique pebbles.
One of the highlights of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, Budleigh Salterton pebbles are immediately recognisable. Carried here...
Honiton is a lively market town famous for its lace and pottery and being regarded as the antiques capital of the south west.
An important staging post on the Exeter - London route, Honiton's scenic setting has changed little since...
Branscombe is one of the most relaxing and picturesque villages on the South-East Devon's Jurassic Coastline. Believed to be the longest village in the country, it sweeps down along a spectacular valley, past colourful cottages down to...
Ottery St Mary
Ottery's most important building is the parish church of St. Mary, a magnificent scaled-down version of Exeter Cathedral, developed as part of the College of Canons founded by John de Grandisson, Bishop of Exeter, in 1337. It contains...