The coastal resorts of Dawlish and Dawlish Warren are extremely popular with those looking for a traditional seaside holiday in South Devon. The various beaches, pretty centres and fascinating natural sites mean there’s a wealth of gorgeous places to photograph. Take a look at our most Insta-worthy spots in Dawlish and Dawlish Warren below.

Riviera Line

Kicking off our list of our favourite photography locations in Dawlish and Dawlish Warren is the well known train line. Running all the way along the front of Dawlish as it approaches from Teignmouth and right up to Dawlish Warren before it skirts inland along the Exe Estuary, this stretch of line is part of the Riviera Line which connects Exeter with the resorts of the English Riviera. The Dawlish section of the line is a hotspot with photographers, particularly the iconic shot where you can see the town in the distance. Find out more about the Riviera Line here.

Dawlish Warren Beach

Dawlish Warren Beach is one and a half miles of sandy expanse which boasts award-winning clean waters making it ideal for bathing. The nearby amusements, attractions and cafés also mean that it’s perfect for a traditional seaside day out with the family. If beach scenes are what you like to fill your social feeds with then you won’t be disappointed with the dreamy surroundings of Dawlish Warren Beach. Please click here for further details about Dawlish Warren Beach.

The Lawn

Situated in the heart of Dawlish, The Lawn is the focal point of the town for visitors and locals alike. To one end you’ll find a Bowling Green and bandstand and the well maintained grass provides a large open space perfect for relaxing or playing games. The diverse area offers lots of interesting photography options and one of our favourites is looking across The Lawn with the The Strand Church protruding from the other buildings. Discover more about The Lawn by clicking here.

Dawlish Warren Sand Dunes

So, technically this one is part of the previously mentioned Dawlish Warren Beach but it’s such a stunning area and the dunes are such a famous part of the beach that we thought they deserved their own mention! The sand dunes which back the beach and lead into Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve are often to centerpiece of many Instagram shots. Whether you capture them on a warm sunny day as the main feature or like to be included in the image yourself, they’re certainly a popular spot with Instagrammers.

Dawlish Brook

Next up on our list of the most Insta-worthy locations in Dawlish and Dawlish Warren is Dawlish Brook, also known as Dawlish Water. Flowing through the centre of the town, Dawlish Brook is probably most notable for being home to the famous black swans. This pretty waterway is a great area to enjoy an ice-cream or sit and relax as you watch the wildlife and hopefully catch sight of a black swan and maybe even some signets too!

Dawlish Town Beach

If you’ve ever taken a train to Dawlish you’ll probably be familiar with Dawlish Town Beach as it’s pretty much the first thing that greets you! Adjacent to the train station, Dawlish Town Beach is a mix of sand and shingle and is backed by cliffs. Much like most of South Devon’s beaches, there’s plenty of beautiful photos to capture here. To learn more about Dawlish Town Beach, please click here.

Dawlish Countryside Park

Dawlish Countryside Park is 65 acre country park and public open space perfect for exploring. Home to lots of native species including wildflower grassland, scrub and woodland as well as lots of local wildlife it’s ideal if you like to fill your social feeds with nature photography. There’s benches to enjoy a picnic and viewpoints to enjoy so you definitely won’t be short of things to do in this captivating park. If you would like to learn more about Dawlish Countryside Park, please click here.

Coryton Cove Beach

Situated between Holcombe and the resort of Dawlish, Coryton Cove Beach is the perfect secluded hideaway in South Devon. The sandy beach is a great place to explore with little ones due to its rockpools teeming with sea creatures and these plus the brightly coloured beach huts mean there’s plenty of opportunities for photographs. Additional information about Coryton Cove Beach is available here.

Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve

Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve covers a large area of grassland, mudflats and sand dunes along the one and a half mile sandspit/beach which lies across the mouth of the Exe Estuary. Regardless of the time of year you visit, there is always plenty to see, especially between August and March when migrating wildfowl travel to the estuary. It of course is popular with birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts as well as being a great location for nature photographers. Find out more about Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve here.

Langstone Rock

A recognisable landmark of South Devon, Langstone Rock sits at one end of Red Rock Beach between Dawlish and Dawlish Warren. The large red and breccia and sandstone cliff was part of the main headland until it was separated by the construction of Brunel’s railway line in 1846. Being such a well known landmark of the area we of course had to include it in our list of the most instagramable places in Dawlish and Dawlish Warren.

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