Exmouth Beach

Exmouth, Devon, EX8 1NZ

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Experience the allure of Exmouth Beach, renowned for its expansive two-mile stretch of golden sands and captivating rock pools, making it a haven for both young adventurers and adults alike. 

Watersports Wonderland 

Embrace the thrill of watersports at Exmouth Beach, where you can immerse yourself in activities like kite surfing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and windsurfing against the stunning backdrop of the coastline and Exe Estuary.  

Gateway to Geological Wonders 

As the gateway to the UNESCO Jurassic Coast World Heritage site, Exmouth boasts a treasure trove of geological marvels waiting to be discovered. Explore the cliffs teeming with ancient fossils and immerse yourself in the rich history of the area. Plus, with the South West Coast Path weaving through the coastline, you can embark on exhilarating walks amidst breathtaking scenery. 

Promenade Paradise 

Stroll along the picturesque two-mile-long promenade, adorned with timeless attractions like swing boats and amusements arcades, offering endless entertainment for all ages. From the Marina to Orcombe Point, enjoy level pathways boasting panoramic views of Dawlish and Torbay. Indulge in refreshments at the array of cafes and pubs dotted along the waterfront, or enjoy an ice-cream from one of the beach-side kiosks. 

Dog-Friendly Beach

Exmouth Beach extends a warm welcome to furry companions, with designated areas for dogs to enjoy year-round. While seasonal restrictions apply on the main beach, comprehensive details can be found on the East Devon District Council website for your convenience. 

Immerse yourself in the coastal charm of Exmouth Beach, where every visit promises unforgettable memories amidst breathtaking natural beauty and endless seaside adventures. To discover more about Exmouth, click here. 

Opening Times

Exmouth Beach (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)



  • Disabled access to the beach
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access

Attraction Facilities

  • Beach Hut hire available from the Tourist Information Centre
  • Deckchairs
  • Pleasure boat cruises


  • Beach side refreshment kiosk
  • Cafes/Licensed Family Restaurants/Refreshments

Establishment Features

  • Open All Year
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)



Map & Directions

Road Directions

Take the A376 from Exeter to Exmouth. If bypassing Exeter on the M5 turn off onto the A376 (Junction 30, signposted to Exmouth). On the A376 turn right at the roundabout at Clyst St Mary to stay on the A376 (again signposted to Exmouth). Follow the A376 to Exmouth.

Approaching Exmouth, to park at the sea front, at the roundabout after the bus station, turn right (signposted to the Sea Front), then at the next roundabout turn left (again signposted to the Sea Front) and follow this road to the Exmouth sea front. 



Public Transport Directions

By Train - There are many mainline trains to Exeter St David’s or Exeter Central. Then take the local service to Exmouth along the river with great views (25 minute journey). By Bus - The No.57 Stagecoach South West bus service goes from Exeter Bus Station. There are also regular services to Exmouth from Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton. 





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    Recent Reviews:

    • Dave2usa
      Cheltenham, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Lovely clean sandy beach
      5 of 5 stars
      24th Mar 2024
      Beautiful long clean sandy beach with a promenade stretching for 2 miles from the marina towards sandy bay. Lots of parking which is only £2 all day before the end of March. Read full review
    • Damienatw
      Exeter, United Kingdom
      2 of 5 stars
      20th Apr 2024
      The first time I saw Exmouth Beach, I nearly cried. Not with happiness but with disappointment. Today was no exception. It's a grim place, strangely, the beach huts aren't on the beach, they're... Read full review
    • M2511VDka
      A good day for a walk
      5 of 5 stars
      28th Apr 2024
      Started to go to Exmouth more often now as there is much more to do and my dog loves the beaches. A nice walk and then off to see the local shops, is a lovely day out for me and my partner Read full review

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