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.
Dogs can be taken onto the main beach between groyne 4 and 9 all year round.
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.
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 Management Works
During 2017 beach management works will be carried out at Dawlish Warren beach. This work includes removable of the existing gabion stones, installation of new timber groynes and dredging.
The work is being undertaken to recharge the beach and reduce the risk of flooding.
During the works certain areas of the beach will be closed, but every effort will be made to ensure public access to the amenities at Dawlish Warren.
Further details on the works being carried out at Dawlish Warren can be found here.
- 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 2016
|Season (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|