Exmouth Coast Guide 

Exmouth lies at the mouth of the River Exe around five miles south of the regional capital, Exeter. It can be reached by the A376 which spurs off of the M5 at Exeter. Exmouth is a pleasant resort town with a long sandy beach and a beautiful location overlooking the River Exe. 

Exmouth Devon beachExmouth is a traditional family holiday resort with a long seafront, a wide sandy beach and lots of seafront cafes, restaurants and pubs to visit. There is also plenty of seafront parking. All of these factors make it a popular destination for locals and visitors alike and as a consequence it can become crowded at weekends, there is plenty of parking but even these fill up in the peak season. 

Nevertheless visitors will not be disappointed. The beach is wide,  flat and sandy and is ideal for swimming, sunbathing or sandcastle building. There are good walks also along the South West coast path towards the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast and also inland. This is also a good location for water sports such as windsurfing, kite surfing and sailing. There is a designated area for jet skis as well.

For details of  Exmouth Hotels and Holidays Guest Houses Cottages  and to visit attractions. Look in Exmouth  Hotels Guest Houses  Cottages


Exmouth QuayAt the eastern end of the town is a small harbour, known as Exmouth Dock, overlooked by colourful modern apartments. There are several cafes and pubs in the area and boat trips leave from the harbour to Dawlish Warren and Starcross. The estuary of the River Exe is wide at this point and forms a natural anchorage for fishing boats and yachts.  The river is navigable up to Topsham where there is a quay - and a good pub - The Steam Packet.  Exeter can be reached via the canal but this involves two or three lock gates which are only open at certain times - see Exmouth harbourmaster. 




 Exmouth Quay


Exmouth marks the start of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site which stretches from Exmouth to Swanage in Dorset. This section of coast is rugged and undeveloped with huge red sandstone cliffs interspersed with small compact coves and harbours. The South West Coast Path runs along this coastline to the east and west.

           Jurassic Point - the start of the Jurassic Coast         Plenty of wind on Exmouth beach  

                            Start of the Jurassic Coast                                                           Exmouth beach 


What to see in Exmouth 

Arnold Palmer Putting Course & Jungle Fun - Queens Drive, Exmouth, Devon EX8 2AY Tel: 01395 273312

Exmouth Marina - Find boat trips, cafes and pubs.

Ocean Blue - New 12 lane tenpin bowling, bars and entertainment. Exmouth seafront Phone: 01395 266500 For details visit: Ocean Blue

A La Ronde, Exmouth - 'Quirky 18th-century house with fascinating interior decoration and collections' - The National Trust

Phear Park Approach Golf Course - Phear Park, Exmouth, Devon EX8 3QF Tel: 01395 277514

Jurassic Coast - The western end of the World Heritage site. 

The Exmouth Tourist Information Centre - Alexandra Terrace, Exmouth, Devon EX8 1NZ Tel: 01395 222299


                                                         There's lots to do at the beach!

                                  Exmouth Beach

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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. 


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.....

                                                                                                                               The  Beach Pub - Exmouth


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