Situated at the mouth of the Exe Estuary in South Devon, Exmouth is the gateway to the Jurassic Coast; a 96 mile stretch of coastline that spans 185 million years of geological history.

The town itself is vibrant, with a bustling retail centre. If you’re looking for activities, there is a cinema, theatre, sports amenities, and a 2-mile long beach. Exmouth is known to be a regional centre for watersport activities, so if you don’t want to just build sandcastles at the beach, you can take part in sailing, kite-surfing or wind-surfing too.

For food, Exmouth has an eclectic mix of top-quality restaurants, traditional fish & chips shops, cafes and more. Being by the sea guarantees you lots of places serving fresh seafood that was probably caught that morning. For accommodation, it’s a similar scene, ranging from high-end, luxury hotels, to camping/caravan sites.

Ramblers, cyclists, ornithologists, and geologists will find plenty to pique their interest whilst staying in this area. The South West Coast Path runs through the town, and taking it east, you will find beautiful scenery and geology, and you’ll probably find a fossil or two as well. The Exe Estuary Cycle Trail runs from Exmouth to Dawlish along the banks of the estuary, passing many wildlife spots. Bird watchers visit to watch the rare birds, and the spectacle of the mass migration of birds coming to spend the winter on the estuary.

Useful Info

Main Attractions: Beach, Shopping, Estuary, Walking, Birds

Accommodation: Hotels, B&Bs, Self-Catered Properties, Camping, Caravans

Food: Restaurants, Takeaways, Ice-Cream Parlours, Cafes

Accessible Via: M5 then A376

Coast: South

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