If you're planning a visit to Dawlish, you'll find that there are plenty of things to see and do in the surrounding area. Here are just a few ideas to help you make the most of your trip.
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- Beach Fun – Enjoy the two miles of golden sands at Dawlish Warren Beach. Kids will love the rock pools and the long pier.
- Wildlife Watching – Spot wildfowls, waders and other species of birds at Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve. Take a walk along the Exe Estuary Trail for an even better view.
- Shopping – Take a stroll through the streets of Dawlish and explore the many independent shops and cafés.
- Golf – Play a challenging round at Dawlish Warren Golf Club, located close to the beach.
- Horse Riding – Take a relaxing ride along the coast with a visit to Red Rock Riding School.
- Paddleboarding – Take in the stunning views of the coast from a paddleboard. A number of companies offer lessons and tours.
- Cycling – Explore the area by bike. The Exe Estuary Trail provides a great route for both road and mountain biking.
- Bird Watching – Visit the Langstone Rock Bird Observatory for the chance to see some of the county's rarer species.
- Boating – Enjoy a day out on the water. The Dawlish Yacht Club offers sailing lessons, boat hire and powerboat trips.
- Gardens – Visit the award-winning Dawlish Water Gardens and explore the many species of plants, flowers and trees.
- Cinema – Catch a film at the local cinema, the Dawlish Town Hall.
- Pubs – Enjoy a pint in one of the many pubs and inns in Dawlish.
- Festivals – Experience one of the many festivals and events throughout the year, such as the Dawlish Carnival or the Dawlish Regatta.
- Kayaking – Take a kayak tour around the stunning coastline with a number of companies offering guided tours.
- Hiking – Explore the area on foot. The South West Coast Path offers a range of routes, from short coastal strolls to longer hikes.
There are many things to see and do near Dawlish. Whether you're interested in history, nature, or outdoor activities, you'll find plenty of ways to enjoy your time in the area!