Exmouth, Devon

With a long stretch of sand and shingle beach backed with dramatic red sandstone cliffs, Exmouth is the oldest seaside resort in Devon. It’s a popular resort for families who come here to spend the day on the main beach or at the smaller, more sandy Jacob’s Ladder Beach bathing, rockpooling and playing at watersports. In the summer there are donkey rides and Punch & Judy, so there’s a wonderful feel of good old fashioned seaside holidays; hire a deckchair, roll up your trouser legs, pop a knotted handkerchief on your head and soak up the happy relaxed vibe.

Stroll around the town at Exmouth and you’ll find several smaller, independent shops that have been run by the same family for years, mixed in with some well-known names. Wander out to the recently developed marina and watch the comings and goings, take a boat trip around the coast or along to Sidmouth with Stuart Line Cruises. When you’re feeling peckish try The Grove on the seafront or The Mexican in the town centre; if you have a hankering for sea food take the water ferry out to The River Exe Café permanently moored on the Exe estuary.

Nearby are A La Ronde (NT), World of Country Life, Crealy Theme Park and Resort and Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, all great attractions for days out with the fam.

All information correct at the time of writing

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