If you’re looking for a quality beach holiday, with plenty to see and do, Dawlish Warren ticks all the boxes. With it's long beach, clean waters and amusements it offers a traditional seaside holiday.
Fun for Everyone
Despite Dawlish Warren’s popularity you don’t have to worry about crowds. The beach is one and a half miles long and there’s always something going on, either on the sands or nearby. During the summer, you can expect to take part in free open-air events, see children’s entertainers and watch spectacular firework displays in the evenings. One of the best times to visit has to be the Dawlish Carnival Week. This is a real community event and kicks off in August.
If you like to surf, then you’ll be able to have a crack at the offshore swells, safe in the knowledge that the area is watched by RNLI lifeguards. There is also plenty of accommodation nearby, from B&Bs and self-catering cottages to hotels. But if it’s getting back to nature you’re after, there are plenty of campsites to be found around the area too.
A Natural Experience
As part of the Exe Estuary, Dawlish Warren is one of the most important areas for wildfowl and wading birds in the country. Thousands of birds come to feed or to spend the winter here, attracting bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts. The surrounding dunes and grassland are home to over 600 types of flowering plants. Dawlish Warren is internationally recognised as an important ecological site and as such is protected by both national and international laws. If you want to learn more there is a visitor’s centre offering information about the wildlife reserve. From here you can gain access to the various hides dotted throughout the various habitats on-site.
- Beach Hut hire available from the Tourist Information Centre
- First Aid Room
- Free summer entertainment programme - July & August
- Lifeguards (May - September)
- National Nature Reserve
- Shower facilities
- In town/city centre
- Disabled access to the beach
- Easy access from main roads/good public transport links
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
Parking & Transport
- Close to Railway Station
- On site parking
- On-Site café/restaurant
Map & Directions
- Beach Awards Blue Flag Award 2009
|Open All Year|
|Season (1 Jan 2011 - 1 Jan 2050)|