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Exmouth

The Strand, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 1AL

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Exmouth is one of the oldest and most picturesque seaside towns in Devon. The town is the gateway to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and has two miles of sandy beach, which is perfect for water sports and walks.

Exmouth is on the South east coast of Devon where the river Exe meets the sea. Close to Exeter, this vibrant town offers plenty of walking and cycling routes and water sports as well as local shops and restaurants to enjoy all year round.

Things to do in Exmouth

Exmouth is known as a regional centre for water sports – particularly Kite Surfing, kayaking and windsurfing – but you can do pretty much any water sport here. Exmouth Beach is a beautiful sandy golden beach, perfect for summer days at the seaside, building sandcastles, swimming or playing in the rockpools, or try Sandy Bay - a haf mile private beach in a secluded bay. Take a scenic boat trip out across the coast to take in the breathtaking scenery and local history.

The picturesque Exe Estuary cycle trail runs from Exmouth to Dawlish along the banks of the estuary, passing many wildlife spots, cafes, shops and coastal towns, making it the ideal place for an active day out exploring Exmouth and the surrounds. The South West Coast Path runs through the town as it makes its way along the South coast. Walk to the East of the town and you can enjoy spectacular coastal walks along the dramatic cliffs of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. This stretch of coast line dates back over 250million years, you may even find a fossil or two as you enjoy the stunning views. If you dont fancy the walk - do a cruise with Stuart Line Cruises to enjoy the stunning coastline. 

Exmouth is home is an indoor market and range of shops to be browsed and explored amongst the splendid regency architecture. To discover a bit more about the history of the town follow the Blue Plaque heritage trail and explore the heritage of the area.
 
Kids will love the beaches and local activities on offer, from family attractions and crazy golf, to the local parks and play areas - there is even a life-size dinosaur safari trail. For family days out, try World of Country Life or Crealy Adventure Park 

With its location on the banks of the Exe Estuary Exmouth is a wildlife hotspot, don’t miss the spectacle of thousands of birds arriving to spend winter on the estuary at Exmouth Local Nature Reserve, one of the biggest Local Nature Reserves in Devon.

Top Events

Exmouth Festival is held every year late May – early June, a free festival full of music, arts, theatre and food.

In August, the skies are full of colour with the Kite Festival – a great fun family day out with competitions, routines and stunts that will amaze and delight.

If you are a seafood lover, don’t miss the Spirit of the Exe and Exmouth Mussel Festival in September – try delicious local mussels alongside local wines, ales and learn how to cook them at the chef’s stage.

Food and Drink

Exmouth is surrounded by the sea, the River Exe and the South Devon countryside so fresh local produce is in abundance. From fresh fish and chips, to celebrity chefs and fine dining Exmouth has an eclectic mix of restaurants on offer in the town and along the seafront.

As a centre for seafood you can be assured that the freshest local catch fish will end up on your plate at the end of the day. Make sure you try the Exmouth mussels which are locally farmed and freshly caught.

History

Exmouth is the Western Gateway to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, a fantastic journey through the Earth's geology that begins at the town’s five metre high futuristic cone of the Geoneedle at Orcombe Point.

Exmouth’s more recent history can been seen in the towns wide range of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian architecture and has been a popular tourist spot since the 18th century.

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Exmouth 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.

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Road Directions

From the M5 take junction 30, and turn onto the A376 signposted Clyst St George/Exmouth. 

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Public Transport Directions

Train There is a very good rail network from which you can reach Exeter and then the local link to Exmouth. Trains from London Paddington main line station are fast and frequent over two routes to Exeter. You can connect with a network of local and cross-country routes, many of which are particularly scenic and an excellent way to see more of the countryside.

Coach The National Express coach system covers most of the UK and has a main interchange coach station at Exeter. There is a frequent local bus service between Exeter and Exmouth.

Passenger Ferry From Starcross Pier (over footbridge at Starcross Station) to Exmouth Marina, short walk to beach and shops. April- October  

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Events

25th May 2018 - 3rd June 2018

Exmouth FestivalA great weekend of family entertainment awaits at the annual Exmouth Festival with live music, arts & crafts, children's activities, food & drink, theatre, west country traditions taking place in various outdoor locations.
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What's Nearby

  1. Exmouth Beach

    Two miles of golden sand and fascinating rock pools

    0.29 miles away
  2. Exe Estuary

    The Exe Estuary is of international importance for wintering waders and wildfowl,...

    0.85 miles away
  3. Dawlish Warren Beach

    Dawlish Warren Beach is one of South Devon's top family beaches. A long sandy beach,...

    1.73 miles away
  4. Dawlish Warren and Cliffs

    Dawlish Warren is a fascinating place. This sand spit at the mouth of the Exe Estuary is...

    1.73 miles away
  1. EXE Adventures

    EXE ADVENTURES is South Devon's mobile outdoor adventure centre, with a 15 seat minibus...

    1.77 miles away
  2. World of Country Life

    World of Country Life is Devon’s GOLD award winning family day out, whatever the weather!

    2.02 miles away
  3. The Paint Hub

    The Paint Hub is a pottery painting cafe where you can customise your own piece of...

    2.03 miles away
  4. Dawlish Warren Tourism Group

    The family beach resort with shops, amusements, go-karts, adventure golf, pubs and...

    2.03 miles away
  5. Sandy Bay

    Sandy Bay in Exmouth is a half-mile long privately owned beach which is sheltered and...

    2.05 miles away
  6. Powderham Castle

    A visit to Powderham Castle is an enchanting day out for all its visitors. Fascinating...

    2.74 miles away
  7. Dawlish Leisure Centre

    Dawlish Leisure Centre

    Dawlish Leisure Centre hosts a number of activities and facilities including:

    ...

    3.12 miles away
  8. Dawlish Town Beach

    Within a short walk from the town centre, Dawlish Town Beach is ideal to escape the...

    3.46 miles away
  9. Budleigh Salterton Beach

    Budleigh Salterton beach is a long pebble beach along the stunning Jurassic Coastline in...

    3.91 miles away
  10. Coryton Cove Beach

    Rock pools to explore, occasional sightings of dolphins, brightly coloured painted beach...

    3.94 miles away
  11. Budleigh Salterton Cliffs and the Otter Estuary

    The cliffs in the western part of Budleigh Salterton expose the full thickness of the...

    4.48 miles away
  12. Holcombe Beach

    Holcombe Beach

    A small cove situated at the base of the cliffs between Teignmouth and Dawlish. A small...

    4.58 miles away
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