There’s nowhere in Devon quite like Exmouth, and that’s what makes Exmouth holidays so special. This charming resort sits on the banks of the river Exe, and it’s one of the region’s oldest and prettiest towns. Known as the gateway to the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, Exmouth’s a haven for families looking to do a little bit of everything. So, if you love sports, beach time, walks and days out, you’ve found your perfect break. The cosmopolitan city of Exeter’s easy to reach just 11 miles away, yet Exmouth still has the relaxed beachy feel of days gone by – and we say savour every second!

 

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Did you know? A local’s guide to holidays in Exmouth…

 

 

Things to do in Exmouth

Life in Exmouth is all about enjoying the Great Outdoors. There’s always an event going on (usually on the humungous beach), and when there isn’t, there’s still plenty to see and do. If you’re into your National Trust days, you’ll find gems like A La Ronde just a short drive from our Exmouth holiday cottages and we bet you’ve never visited a home quite like that one…

It’s a popular idea to hire a bike and cycle your way up and down the blissfully lengthy promenade. There’s plenty of space to take your time and enjoy the views, and nobody’s judging if you stop off at one of the ice cream huts for some light refreshment along the way!

With that wide expanse of sandy beach and plenty of welcoming pubs, it’s easy to understand why dog friendly Exmouth holidays are so popular. Exmouth Beach welcomes your four-legged holidaying friends between September and May, and if you visit in the summer they’re welcome to enjoy the last stretch of beach at the very end of Queens Drive all year round. Don’t worry if you’re not too sure where we mean, there are always local dog walkers around who will be only too happy to point you and your best friend in the right direction.

Based in Exmouth, Stuart Lines Cruises which is an all-weather, family-friendly and dog-friendly experience offers stunning views of the landscape including East Devon’s iconic red rocks, and regularly takes in Budleigh Salterton and its neighbouring Otterton Point.

 

Exmouth attractions

Ok, it’s time to narrow down our favourite Exmouth attractions so you can start planning those days out. The Exe Estuary is a beautiful spot to have a wander and spend some time. The cycle trail’s perfect for some off-road time on two wheels, and if you cycle from Exmouth to Dawlish you’ll pass scenic coastal towns and plenty of places to stop for a bite to eat.

The South West Coast Path passes right through the town, so why not tug on your walking shows and take in those distinctive cliffs of the Jurassic coastline. This part of the region’s coastline dates back an impressive 250 million years, so it’s just the spot to indulge in a little fossil hunting. With beautiful Regency architecture, Exmouth’s a picturesque place to do some shopping. There’s a friendly indoor market for those bargains, and a whole selection of shops to browse (in between coffees of course).

 

Beaches in Exmouth

You’d be forgiven for spending every single day of your holiday at the beach. The Exmouth beaches are pretty much perfect all year round. With plenty of space even on the sunniest summer day, Exmouth Beach is beautiful. Golden sands make this sandy little treasure ideal for creating sandcastles, swimming or exploring those rockpools. The beach has lifeguards during high season, and there are facilities within easy reach of the sand.

If you fancy a change of scene, head to Sandy Bay. This secluded bay rolls on for half a mile of sand, so it’s just the place to unpack a picnic and enjoy some time out from the crowds of summer. Or why not just kick your flip flops off and enjoy a stroll along the shore…Exmouth’s beaches are all about forgetting the rest of the world.

 

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