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Things to see and do near Sidmouth

If you're planning a visit to Sidmouth, 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 House Art - Check out the Beach House Blog for guides on pressing seaweed and more!
  • Beach Activities – Sidmouth beach is a great spot for all types of activities, from swimming and sunbathing to exploring the rock pools. Take a walk along the Esplanade to find the perfect picnic spot.
  • Shopping – Sidmouth has a range of independent shops and boutiques, perfect for picking up unique souvenirs. There's also a variety of restaurants, cafes and pubs to grab a bite to eat.
  • Jurassic Coast – Sidmouth is situated on the Jurassic Coast, giving you access to some of England's most spectacular views and geological features. Explore the cliffs and beaches, or take a boat tour to see the majestic sea stacks.
  • The Donkey Sanctuary – The Donkey Sanctuary is a great place to visit, especially with children. Take a guided tour and learn about the history of the sanctuary and how the donkeys are looked after.
  • River Otter – The River Otter is well known for its salmon, trout and sea trout. Spend the day fishing or simply take a leisurely walk along the river bank and admire the scenery.
  • Otterton Mill – Otterton Mill is a unique attraction with a watermill, café, riverside garden and a craft shop. Take part in one of the mill's activities, such as bread making or pottery painting.
  • Salcombe Hill – Salcombe Hill is a great spot for walking, with spectacular views over the sea. The hill is also home to a variety of wildlife, making it a great place for birdwatching.
  • Beer Quarry Caves – Beer Quarry Caves are a network of underground tunnels, once used as a source of beer stone. Take a guided tour to learn about the history of the caves and explore the tunnels.
  • National Trust Properties – There are several National Trust properties in the area, including Killerton House and A La Ronde. Take a leisurely stroll around the grounds and admire the beautiful architecture.
  • Exmouth – Exmouth is a popular seaside town, situated on the Exe Estuary. Take a trip to the beach and explore the town's many shops, pubs and restaurants.
  • Crealy Adventure Park – Crealy Adventure Park is a great day out for the whole family. Take a ride on the rollercoasters, or relax in the gardens and take part in the fun activities.
  • Seaton Jurassic – Seaton Jurassic is an interactive experience, showcasing the fascinating history of the Jurassic Coast. Learn about the local wildlife and explore the interactive displays.
  • Blackbury Camp – Blackbury Camp is a Bronze Age hill fort, which can be seen from Lyme Bay. Take a walk around the site, and visit the nearby village of Branscombe.
  • East Devon AONB – The East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a great spot for walking and cycling, with stunning views over the coast and countryside.
  • Otter Valley Railway – The Otter Valley Railway is a volunteer-run heritage railway, perfect for a day out with the family. Take a ride on the steam locomotive and visit the nearby attractions.

There are many things to see and do near Sidmouth. Whether you're interested in history, nature, or outdoor activities, you'll find plenty of ways to enjoy your time in the area!