Sidmouth is a beautiful coastal town with a regency feel which is ideal for visitors of all ages. Sat in the middle of spectacular countryside Sidmouth is home to beautiful beaches, stylish eating places and great shopping, with everything from unusual gifts, designer clothing and lifestyle goods available.
Things to do
Sidmouth lies on the Jurassic Coast and the coastline is dominated by the vivid red sandstone cliff which date back to the Triassic period. Along the front is the Millennium Walkway which stretches the length of the beach, which is made of pebbles, providing the perfect background for an afternoon stroll.
To the east of town the South West Coast path leads the picturesque villages of Branscombe and Beer and on to Seaton, to the west the coastal path leads to Ladram Bay with its stunning red rock stacks and Budleigh Salterton.
In Sidmouth and the surrounding countryside you’ll find a great range of attractions and activities providing a fun day out that the whole family can enjoy.
Each year Sidmouth and the surrounds towns and villages host a wonderful range of events, In June the town plays host to the Sidmouth Literary Festival and August the annual, and very popular, Sidmouth Folk Week, where amateur performers, multi-national and local bands take over hotel lounges, pubs and pavements. At the end of August each year is Sidmouth Regatta when the town comes together to celebrate.
The resort was very fashionable in the 1800s and was visited by Queen Victoria in her youth as well as the Grand Duchess of Russia in 1831. Sidmouth is home to hundreds of listed building and a liberal sprinkling of blue plaques can be found around the town.
Something a little different
Sidmouth sits in the middle of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is surrounded by spectacular scenery and vista’s. The landscape is a wonderful mix of wooded combes, heathland and hilltops. A short distance away form Sidmouth, overlooking the town from the top of a steep hill, you will find the dramatic heathland of Mutters Moor, the haunt of the elusive nightjar.
Tourist Information Centre
Sidmouth Tourist information centre has a wide range of information including visitor attractions, activities and forthcoming events. Help can be offered with leaflets, bus/train times and maps and can be found.