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Exmouth is one of the oldest and most picturesque seaside towns in Devon.  It is a gateway town to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.  It is a lively town that has been a popular resort for visitors since the 18th century.  It boasts two miles of sandy beaches and is perfect for both land and water activities.  There are no end of attractions and memorable things to enjoy in this wonderful town on Your Devon Escape.

The town is located on the South East coast of Devon where the River Exe meets the sea.  This vibrant town offers plenty of walking and cycling routes alongside a plethora of water sport options.  Exmouth is known for being the regional centre of water sports, with pretty much any water sport accessible in the town.  Why not head into the lovely town and try out a new water activity or one of your favourites during Your Devon Escape!

Home to an indoor market and a range of shops to explore amongst the beautiful architecture, head into town for a day of shopping.  Or visit the Magnolia Centre, a pedestrianised area ideal for family shopping away from traffic.  Explore the multitude of shops and try one of the delicious restaurants open all year round.  Or if you fancy heading into a city, pop down the road to Exeter.  A short 30-minutre scenic train ride into the heart of the city, hop on one of the many trains that run daily and explore everything the city has to offer.

Or if shopping isn’t for you, simply wander road the town, following the Blue Plaque Heritage Trail.  The Blue Plaques are permanent signs that have been installed by The English Heritage Scheme in public places to act as historical markers.  They are positioned to commemorate a link between the location and a famous historic event, person or former building.  Exmouth is not short of these plaques, with over thirty present in the town.  Find the plaques and learn about the exciting history of the town on Your Devon Escape.

The picturesque Exe Estuary Cycle Trail runs from Exmouth to Dawlish along the banks of the estuary, passing wildlife spots, cafés, shops, and coastal towns.  It is the ideal route for an active day of exploring Exmouth and the surrounding area.  Or if you don’t fancy doing all of it, you can split it up into more manageable sections depending on the age range and abilities of the group.  The trail is the perfect way to explore the coastline around Exmouth in a fun and exhilarating way on Your Devon Escape.

Exmouth boasts the longest seafront in Devon and Cornwall.  The South West Coast Path runs through the town, as it makes its way along the coast.  Head to the east of the town and enjoy coastal walks along the dramatic cliffs of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.  Or if walking isn’t for you, why not take a scenic boat trip out across the coastline to take in the scenery and history with Stuart Line Cruises.    With this stretch of coastline dating back over 250 million years, dive in and explore the history.  You might even find a fossil or two during a walk or on the beach.

Exmouth Beach is a beautiful sandy golden beach.  Perfect for summer days at the seaside, building sandcastles, swimming, or playing in rockpools.  Or if you want to head off the beaten track, try Sandy Beach, a mile-long private beach in a secluded bay.  Both beaches are ideal for families for spend some quality time together on a day out, with lifeguards present throughout the summer.  They also have facilities including car parking, toilets, and cafés.  Head out the beach for the day and enjoy all they have to offer.

Whether you are looking for a relaxing family holiday or coming for the day, there is so much to see and explore.  See for yourself on Your Devon Escape.

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