Dawlish coast Guide

Dawlish in South Devon is a small seaside resort with a great reputation for family holidays. The main reasons for this popularity is the magnificent sandy beach at Dawlish Warren and general charm of the town with its gardens and amusements.

Dawlish DevonFor details of Dawlish Hotels and Holidays  Guest Houses Cottages  and visit Attractions. Go to Dawlish Hotels Guest Houses and Cottages

The town of Dawlish itself is well situated, with gentle rolling hills behind and magnificent sea views to the front. At the centre of the town is an attractive park with a small stream running through it. The town itself is made up of many Georgian and Victorian buildings which add to the general charm of the resort. This is an ideal place to relax and forget the rat race and the traffic on the M5! There are many shops, pubs and cafes and attractions in the area. Look out for the famous black swans of Dawlish.





Dawlish SeafrontThere is a pleasant sea front area of the town overlooking a good beach but the main beach area is Dawlish Warren, which is nearby. This is a beach and nature reserve that stretches for two miles to the east of the town up to the estuary of the River Exe. This is a fine sandy beach that slopes gently to the sea and is ideal for swimming. The beach has Blue Flag and Clean Beach status. Part of the beach is designated a nature conservation area for the protection of birds insects and plants. It is an ideal area for walking as the South West Coast Path runs through it with waymarked tracks and also for field studies and photography. 





What to see in Dawlish

Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve -A large site situated in sand dunes extending into the River Exe estuary. Many species of birds and plant life to be seen. Plus a Visitor Centre. 

Dawlish Warren - Excellent beaches and grassed areas, plus amusements, go carts and rides. 


Powderham Castle - Situated on the banks of the River Exe this 600 year old castle is still home to the Earl of Devon. 


For more information about Dawlish visit  www.dawlish.gov.uk/


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Includes details of many coastal activities such as; surfing, sailing, bird watching and walking.

Attractions - see listings pages

national lobster hatchery padstowA huge selection of attractions are available within the coastal area and this section will have details of many of them. From piers and harbours to fun fairs and roller coasters, the listings will have details of what's available in your chosen area. For details of attractions look in the resort pages. 

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Pubs, restaurants and shopping guide

The listings section will also have details of pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and shops available in the locality. Restaurants and shops coming soon.....

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We will bring you feature  articles  about the coastline and  news items about life in the coastal area. contributions to this section are welcome.

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