Exmouth a popular holiday resort at the mouth of the River Exe in East Devon. Over two miles of sandy beach stretching from Orcombe Point to the harbour. Explore the rock pools at the north end of the beach. Life guarded in season- take heed of the warning signs and do not swim in the river. Take in the bracing sea air, sit and admire the views across to Dawlish Warren. At the time of writing even donkey rides were on offer for that proper Devon seaside holiday experience. Dogs are banned from the centre length of the beach in season. Kids, and doting parents, will delight in a ride on the Exmouth Express or a trip around the boating lake in a big white plastic duck.
Exmouth has lots to do for all the family - from amusement arcades, crazy golf to ice cream parlours to beach shops to places to eat. Visit the Pavillion for 'live music, shows, events and dance, there is something for everyone'. Enjoy a pre-show meal in their restaurant with its fine views.
Exmouth forms the western most boundary of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site stretching for 95 miles, from Orcombe Point as far as Old Harry Rocks in Dorset and representing over 180 million years of geological history. Just around the corner from Orcombe Point is Sandy Bay Holiday Park Exmouth - with a real suntrap of a beach- no dogs.
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In summer enjoy a full day boat excursion along the Jurassic Coast, or a half day Wildlife watching trip, a day trip to Torquay, or a three hour Exe river cruise, even a Santa Special to get everyone into the Christmas spirit. The Exe estuary is internationally important for its range of habitats and birdlife-a wide expanse of ever changing mud, salt marsh, grazing flats, and sand, all covered by the incoming tide. In winter the Estuary is home to often tens of thousands of wading birds- from curlew, to black-tailed godwits, to widgeon, to teal, mallard, and brent geese.
Take a half day RSPB Avocet cruise, bird watching with an informed commentary-maybe see the so elegant avocet or now resident little egret? Boats are covered and have heating as well as offering refreshments and hot and cold drinks- even a bar. Keen birders will also enjoy a visit RSPB reserves at Exminster Marshes and Bowling Green Marshes on opposite sides of the Exe Estuary- when at high tide the birds return to roost. Another such roost, that of often hundreds of oyster catchers at high tide on the Warren, is also a spectacle to be seen to be believed. Devon wildlife watching at its best.
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