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Dawlish Warren Beach

Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0NF

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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.

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.

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

Facilities

Attraction Facilities

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

Key Features

  • Families

Accessibility

  • 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

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant

Establishment Features

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

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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:

  • Phil D
    Accrington, United Kingdom
    Excellent
    5 of 5 stars
    22nd May 2018
    A great place to go if your in Dawlish lovely beach spent a few hours down here but then the tide came in Read full review
  • DaveDXN
    Halifax, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Lovely local beach
    4 of 5 stars
    20th May 2018
    Local beach to where we stayed , not a lot of shops around it but it was clean and lovely to visit on a hot day, it has the bonus of a small fun ground with various rides for the kids, hook a duck... Read full review
  • Ian C
    Basingstoke, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Its the beach... just somehow more relaxing
    5 of 5 stars
    16th May 2018
    So, we went as a family with friends as well, we all had a great time, loads to do on the beach, some nice restaurants and entertainment. Lots to see and do, kids kept busy all day... Read full review

Awards

  • Beach AwardsBlue Flag Award Blue Flag Award 2016

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