If the scent of sea air, golden sands and the echo of waves gently lapping at the shore appeals to you, Exmouth could be the place for you. One of Devon’s most picturesque, charming towns, Exmouth is known as the “Town of Flowers”. It delights with beautiful blossoms adorning streets and lamp posts, majestic Georgian houses, an impressive 19th Century clock tower and a magnificent seafront.
Exmouth has a golden coastline spanning more than two miles and is the longest seafront in Devon. It’s a dream playground for water sport enthusiasts, with sailing, kayaking, waterskiing, kite-surfing, wakeboarding and paddleboarding all on offer. Cyclists are catered for too with the beautiful Exe Estuary Trail, whilst walkers can enjoy the delights of the South West Coastal Path.
The spectacular sea views from the peak of the terracotta cliffs are unsurpassed and part of the UNESCO Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.
The town centre is home to boutique shops as well as numerous high street retailers. There is also a popular indoor market offering everything from local produce to gifts.
The range of dining options is large, from fish and chips shops with the sea as a backdrop, to cafes and brasseries, to countrywide brands and fine dining, Exmouth has it all. For those with a sophisticated palette or seeking a romantic spot, River Exe Cafe is a must. It’s an award-winning restaurant which floats offshore on the Exe Estuary.
Every May, the town hosts the renowned Exmouth Festival, where you can enjoy live music concerts, arts and crafts and the finest produce from around the region. Exmouth has a large leisure centre, a Kite Festival, a Flower Trail, band nights at sea, choral concerts and a theatre, plus many more events and activities.
Exeter, the Cathedral City, is the region’s capital, and is easily accessible from Exmouth by both road and rail. Exeter is a historic town with Roman architecture and medieval streets. It has a large array of shops and facilities, an intercity railway station, airport, hospital and connects to the M5 motorway.