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Exmouth Things to Do

  • A La Ronde

    A La Ronde is a wonderful 16 sided house which was build on a hillside overlooking the Exe Estuary on the instructions of cousins Jane and Mary Parminter in around 1796. The Hexadecagonal House and gardens are in the care of the National Trust who have maintained and preserved the buildings keeping them in mint condition.As you make your way around...

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  • Boating Lake and play areas

    Right on the Esplanade in Exmouth you will find a great childrens play area. Here you will find a lovely boating lake, crazy golf, bouncy castles, model boats and indoor soft play area for the younger ones. This play area is guaranteed to keep the children occupied for quite some time!

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  • The Model Railway

    The Model Railway in Exmouth is over 40 years old. The working exhibition is an interesting depiction of Britains railways. Posters and memorabilia on the walls surrounding the model railway make interesting reading. There is a great gift shop at the entrance to the exhibiton and a rather unique cafe which is situated in an old railway carriage.

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  • Walk along the Seafront

    The Esplanade in Exmouth is a lovely place for a gentle stroll or brisk walk. From the sand dunes near the beach car park you can walk past some lovely well tended gardens, past the clocktower towards the marina where you can admire the boats and dream of a life out at sea.

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  • Bring Your Bike!

    Exmouth is now one of the termini of the recently developed (and still under construction) Exe Estuary Trail which is a walk/cycle path following the course of the River Exe Estuary between Exmouth and Dawlish with Exeter as its main river crossing.At the time of writing (April 2011) the trail is substantially complete but some sections are still...

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  • Practice For The World Crabbing...

    Up where I presently live in Appledore, North Devon, we host the annual World Crabbing Competition. Strangely enough this event takes place every year and we get literally dozens of competitors from all over the world (well from Devon anyway).Down here in Exmouth looks like a popular training area - maybe there's a champ in the making?For the...

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  • Take A Boat Trip (Weather Permitting!)

    Unfortunately when I lived and worked here it was the middle of winter and so never did get a chance to take any of the boat trips but they do look like fun. The local company, Stuart Line, offer a range of interesting trips and cruises including a 3 hour non-landing cruise of the Jurassic Coast, various river cruises and day trips to Torquay and...

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  • Walking On Dinosaurs - The Jurassic...

    Orcombe Point, here in Exmouth, marks (marked literally with a geoneedle) the westerly start of the UNESCO designated World Heritage Jurassic Coast. The next 95 miles going east allow you to walk 250 million years of the Earth's history, literally walking on dinosaurs. Whilst the immediate cliffs at Exmouth are in fact Triassic (250 million years...

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  • Go For A Speed Boat Ride

    Not really my sort of thing but there if you fancy it. The local Stuart Line company offers 10 minute rides out into the bay in a 250 horsepower boat. This is a summer thing and depends on the weather and costs 6 Pounds for adults and 4 for children.You'll find the boat and the booking office roughly in the middle of the seafront.

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Exmouth Hotels

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  • Dolphin Hotel

    I actually lived in this hotel, for a couple of months, a few years ago, whilst doing a contract job...

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  • Devoncourt hotel

    16 Douglas Avenue, Exmouth, Devon, EX8 2EX, uk

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Cavendish Hotel

    1 Morton Crescent, The Esplanade, Exmouth, EX8 1BE, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

Exmouth Restaurants

  • Nice wholesome food

    We stopped by here in need of some tasty food after a morning wandering the shops at Exmouth. The Clipper is a nice gastro pub serving some nice looking morsels at very reasonable prices. The interior is lovely and spacious with a beer garden at the rear for those rare British warm sunny days! I had the suet pudding, chips and peas - it was...

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  • Does What It Says On The Label!

    When I was living here I'd usually be working from 10 in the morning until 10 at night. A few beers would then be enjoyed around town and when the pubs kicked out I'd quite often find myself here looking for supper.This little place does exactly what it says over the doorway - "The Best Kebabs In Town". Not only is the food spot-on but the staff...

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  • Shame About The Paella!

    The Grove is a nice pub, owned by the London Brewers Youngs whose beers are amongst my personal favourites. As well as great beer Youngs pubs also offer excellent pub food, usually made on the premises with locally-sourced ingredients and here at The Grove is no exception.I've eaten here a couple of times over the years and the service has always...

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Exmouth Transportation

  • Exmouth By Train

    Exmouth is the terminus of what is known as the Avocet Line which follows the Exe Estuary for its final 11, or so, miles, until reaching the sea. Trains run from Exeter St Davids and Central with a frequency of 2 an hour from about 6 am until 11 pm and with a journey time of just under half-an-hour.This is quite a pleasant journey as the trainline...

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  • The Starcross Ferry

    For a day out from Exmouth there's a regular ferry service across the estuary to Starcross, which is a place I haven't as yet been but is due a visit. From Starcross you can then get the bus or train onwards to Dawlish, Newton Abbot or Plymouth. This is a foot passenger only ferry (although bicycles are welcome for an extra pound) and the trip...

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Exmouth Warnings and Dangers

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    by johngayton Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Because Exmouth is located on a tidal estuary the rip currents and undertows can be very unpredictable and so swimming is only advised in the RNLI supervised areas. These are marked with Red and Yellow flags and have a lifeguard station.

    Do not swim in the areas marked with warning signs or red flags.

    Red Flag Area Safe Section (Red and Yellow Flag) Lifeguard Station
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Exmouth Favorites

  • Getting The Panoramic Overview

    A short walk east of the town centre takes you up Beacon Hill, with the excellent and characterful mock-tudor Beacon Vaults pub en route. From here you get great views westwards over the estuary. The Clock Tower in the main pic was built to commemorate Queen Victoria's Jubilee.It's at the top of the hill that beacons would be lit to warn the...

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  • Exmouth Tourist Information Centre (TIC)

    As with most Devon destinations there is a friendly, helpful, TIC in the town centre. Staff here are more than willing to help with accommodation, local travel. advice on places to go and bookings for the local theatre, boat trips and coach trips.As well as loads of useful freebie guides and maps they also have local guide books, maps and postcards...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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