Dawlish Things to Do

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    Black Swans

    by grayfo Updated May 13, 2013

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    The black swans of Dawlish although native to Australia were originally introduced to the town at the start of the 20th century from New Zealand by John Nash, a Dawlish-born man who emigrated but returned to the town regularly. The swan has been the town emblem for over forty years. The swans are now managed, together with other waterfowl, by the Dawlish Town Council through the Waterfowl Warden.

    June 2012

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    Dawlish Water (aka The Brook)

    by grayfo Written May 4, 2013

    Dawlish Brook, also known as Dawlish Water, starts its journey at the little moor of Haldon and running through Ashcombe valley, before reaching the sea at Dawlish Town Beach. On its journey it drops over weirs and under bridges, passing through the Manor Gardens and the Lawn at Dawlish, before joining the sea on the eastern side of the main sea wall, passing under the railway viaduct that was built by Brunel

    June 2012

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    Dawlish Warren – Beach Walk

    by grayfo Written Jul 4, 2012

    The Beach Walk is a pedestrianised area leading from the Car Parks to the Beach and includes various shops and activities for all the family and also has lots of choice for eating and drinking.

    June 2012

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    On A Wet Windy Day - Pubs #3 and #4

    by johngayton Updated Aug 16, 2009

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    On The Way To Catch The Train!

    I actually missed visiting these two as my train was just about to arrive but in-passing both looked well worth dropping into.

    A useful piece of info is that the Exeter's loos are just off the street and so if you get caught short drop in to do your thing!

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    If it's your thing...

    by johngayton Updated Aug 16, 2009

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    Harrisons Location

    ...then Dawlish has a couple of proper gaudy seaside amusement arcades to offer. These have the usual array of games and gaming machines and a couple of kids rides. Not my personal cup-of-tea but something to do on a rainy day if you don't like pubs!

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    Take A Boat Trip (Weather Permitting!)

    by johngayton Updated Aug 16, 2009

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    There's a couple of companies here who offer boat trips around the bay and further along the magnificent coastline.

    The boat trips depart from the breakwater but obviously these are dependent on the weather and tides and so to find out when the next trip is you need to go down to the seawall to enquire.

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    The Southwest Coastal Path Here

    by johngayton Updated Aug 16, 2009

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    Unfortunately Not The Best Of Days For Walking!

    The coastline both east and west of Dawlish is particularly spectacular with the constantly eroding red Permian rocks providing the backdrop to the path. This section of the SWCP is pretty level as it follows the railway cutting and on a calm day, especially early summer mornings, you can be quite often be treated to a dolphin or two for company.

    Unfortunately, as the pic shows, this wasn't to be one of my walking days :(

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    On A Wet Windy Day - Pub #2 - White Hart Inn

    by johngayton Updated Aug 15, 2009

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    This is another friendly little local pub on a characterful little street at the top end of the town centre. Excellent beer, friendly landlady and the internal murals make the place worth a visit as part of an arty tour of the town!

    Aimed more at the younger crowd than this old fuddy-duddy but a nice pub nevertheless!

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    On A Wet Windy Day - Pub #1 - Teignmouth Inn

    by johngayton Updated Aug 15, 2009

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    You know you are at the seaside when you walk into the Teignmouth Inn on a wet, windy day. The pub smells of the sea, or perhaps that was just because all the customers were wet and variously bedraggled (myself included).

    This is a nice little proper pub with friendly locals, owners and staff and a mooching hound - as I rolled a cigarette (to smoke outside in the rain of course) the pub dog made a bee-line for me, perhaps thinking the crinkling noise was a bag of crisps Giving the dog a scratch behind its ear as I pointed out that dogs shouldn't start smoking made me a temporary member of the local crew. Unfortunately the cricket was on the TV and since I do neither cricket nor TV I only had the one quick pint here.

    Nice pub.

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    Railway and Terraced Walk

    by grayfo Written May 2, 2008

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    The terraced walk extends from a little beyond the station alongside the railway to Langstone Cliffs and the Warren providing excellent views and exercise at the same time, throwing in the occasional train spotting.

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    Amusement arcades

    by LouiseTopp Written Jun 20, 2005
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    What can I say about an amusement arcade which hasn't been mentioned already? The one @ Dawlish Warren is no different from any other. It has it's usuel penny slot machines, coin pushers, one armed bandits & games.

    You can also win prizes by winning vouchers which are in the penny pushing machines, or @ a one armed bandit which is like a fruit machine. Just present them @ reception & they will exchange them for prizes, or cards. there's also a pile of plastic cups to hoard your pennies in; & a leaflett about a support group for compulsive gambling!

    It's a bit drafty in the evening's, there's also a bar over the road and the Warren Trading shop down the road which only opens Saturdays.

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    Dawlish Warren

    by LouiseTopp Written Sep 21, 2004

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    The Warren

    Dawlish Warren is more up the Riviera coastline coming to its end point at the Exe estuary that separates it from Exmouth. The beaches are smooth & sandy with patches of grass banks in dunes further inland. The landscape can often offer shelter for bathers during the hot season when the weather hits its peaks. The sea water is a clear blue & moves slowly north usually with a gentle current. It is secluded from sewage due to the modern sewage systems of downstream towns such as Dawlish. The dog limitations & litter prohibition further enforce the cleanliness of the area, & this has earned it the seaside blue flag award.

    Throughout the summer period the waters are full of life with bathers & sea-sporters. Jet-skiing is frequent, & natives offer the hire of such vehicles. Overlooking the actions is a team of lifeguards, constantly vigilant, enforcing a feeling of safety & security for families. On the mainland the Warren has many facilities for the tourist. The amusement arcades & small funfair is a recognizable scene to that seeking seaside entertainment, though this is just a fraction of what Dawlish Warren has to offer. The nature reserve is one of the areas sheltered spots with rare wildlife including flowers & birds. Positioned close to the beach & linked to the coastal paths that run from Teignmough, Powderham, Cockwood & Starcross, it is perfect for ramblers & those who like wildlife.

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