Dawlish Warren Beach

Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0NF

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Dawlish Warren seafront
  • Dawlish Warren seafront
  • Dawlish Warren Beach, image taken through the bushes
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If you’re looking for a quality beach holiday, with plenty to see and do, Dawlish Warren Beach ticks all the boxes.  With it's one and a half mile long sandy beach, sheltered sand dunes, award winning clean waters and family amusements, it offers a traditional seaside holiday.

Not just content with a day at the beach, there are family friendly activities and attractions to keep everyone amused, from go karts, golf and rides, to cafe's and watersports. 

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.

If you’re looking for your own private space whist visiting one of South Devon’s beaches why not hire a Beach Hut? Beach Huts are available to hire either weekly or daily at Coryton Cove, Dawlish and Dawlish Warren. The Cost are; Daily hire: £17.00, Weekly charge: £77.00 (starting any day of the week). For more information on hiring beach huts please visit the Teignbridge website.

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.

Dogs on Dawlish Warren Beach

Dogs can be taken onto the main beach between groyne 4 and 9 all year round.

For more information on water quality and advice of how to have a fun, healthy relaxing time at the beach visit the Beachwise website.

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Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access to the beach
  • Easy access from main roads/good public transport links
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Amusements
  • Deckchairs
  • First Aid Room
  • Free summer entertainment programme - July & August
  • Lifeguards (May - September)
  • National Nature Reserve
  • Shower facilities
  • Toilets

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Dog Friendly
  • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
  • Open All Year
  • Picnic Area
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • Families

Parking & Transport

  • Close to Railway Station
  • On site parking

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Leave the M5 at Junction 30, signposted A379 Dawlish. Continue to follow the signs for Dawlish A379.

 

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Public Transport Directions

Travel By Bus Stagecoach run buses to Dawlish and on to Torbay, Exeter, Newton Abbot. From any of these locations you can catch a bus, directly to Dawlish Warren. Get the timetable here.

Travel By Train Dawlish Warren has its own station, please ensure that your train will stop here. The main station at Exeter is St. Davids.

Travel By Cycle Dawlish Warren is on the South West Coast Path and this is used regularly by cyclists. It is great ride from Exeter to Powderham along the river path, then along the lanes through Starcross and Cockwood to Dawlish Warren.

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Recent Reviews:

  • Melmondo
    Warmley, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Weekend away
    5 of 5 stars
    29th Dec 2020
    Our hotel was a short walk away from the beach. It was lovely to walk down there and spend time.in the arcade. Read full review
  • Livgower
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Best holiday place ever
    5 of 5 stars
    27th Jan 2021
    Stunning beach in a lovely location. Best holiday place in the UK. The beach is always clean and is perfect for if you have dogs due to the bays which are dog friendly. The people there are lovely... Read full review
  • jamieturner72
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Family beach day
    5 of 5 stars
    31st Jan 2021
    Great day at the beach, be patient and wait for the tide to go out at lunch time and then the beech opens up and loads of space for everyone. Read full review

Awards

  • Beach AwardsBlue Flag Award Blue Flag Award 2016

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