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A thriving seaside destination, Exmouth has been popular with holidaymakers since the late 18th century. The location of a 2 mile stretch of golden sandy beach makes it a great holiday destination for everyone. The beach itself is ideal for exploring rock pools, relaxing or for taking a leisurely swim in the water.
Things to do in Exmouth
Exmouth is also a wonderful town for taking part in some water sports. Sports like sailing, windsurfing, paddle boarding, rowing, jet skiing, kite surfing, to name just a few, are all available here, and with the protected bay you will find great conditions to get out on the water.
The gateway to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Exmouth is a great base to explore the rest of South Devon and the Dorset coastline. With 250 millions year old cliffs, which are a wealth of knowledge and history to be uncovered by each passerby you will be amazed by the treasures you could find.
A serene spot for wildlife, Exmouth is home to a number of different bird species; perfect for avid bird watchers. For those really keen wildlife spotters, take the short trip out to the beautiful spot of Woodbury Common to explore another wildlife haven. With views across to Sidmouth and across the River Exe you will be left wondering where the day could take you.
The coast offers cyclists and walkers a tranquil walking spot taking you along the seafront and on the Exe Estuary Trail to the picturesque village of Lympstone; great for stretching your legs after enjoying a cream tea in one of the local cafés or tea rooms in Exmouth or for a longer walk keep going to spend the day in the city of Exeter.
Exeter is a hub of shopping, nightlife and attractions to see and do in Devon. With two shopping centres packed full of large designer stores like Apple, Debenhams and Schuh you will find plenty to keep you busy during your visit. Take the train up from Exmouth to get the most out of the day, otherwise with plenty of car parks in the city centre and bus links from the park and ride you have lots of options on how to travel.
Events in Exmouth
Exmouth has a packed events calendar all year around. From the annual Exmouth Festival, an art and music festival, to the Christmas Day Swim a yearly tradition that has been running since 1970.
In October the town boasts a carnival with a difference. Illuminated floats and walkers, parade through the streets to entertain and delight with their costumes and themes. The largest carnival in Devon this is certainly worth a visit. Be sure to keep your spare change handy for the charity buckets and vehicles.
History of Exmouth
Prior to the tourism boom in the 18th century, Exmouth was a small fishing town with a small harbour. The harbour was the starting location for Sir Walter Raleigh’s many expeditions.
With the building of the railway in 1861, the tourism market in Exmouth increased exponentially overnight. In the first five days the railway brought over 10,000 people to the area, owing the area its status of the first holiday resort in Devon.
Many notable people have lived in Exmouth, from Lady Nelson, the estranged wife of Lord Nelson, to the famous Duchess of York. Today you can take a Blue Plaque Heritage trail tour of Exmouth, where you can follow in the footsteps of these notable figures.
For more things to do in the area check out our ideas for a Exmouth holiday here
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