Best Coastal Towns in Devon Best Coastal Towns & Villages in Devon Teignmouth A stunning coastal town with historic Georgian buildings and long sandy beaches. Exmouth Exmouth is one of the oldest and most picturesque seaside towns in Devon. Dawlish Dawlish is a traditional seaside town with amusements and beaches. Ilfracombe A holiday resort in North Devon with Victorian architecture. Dartmouth Dartmouth is a beautiful riverside town surrounded by the Devon countryside. Sidmouth This seaside town boasts fine hotels, clean beaches, and friendly shops. Clovelly A unique privately-owned village in Devon. Salcombe A beautiful town on the banks of the Salcombe Estuary. Paignton A traditional seaside resort on Devon’s south coast. Beer Beer is a picturesque fishing village in south Devon.