The seaside resort of Dawlish Warren lies on the South Devon coast, at the mouth of the River Exe. It features a huge sandspit which juts across the river mouth, toward the town of Exmouth. The sandspit is home to a nature reserve where footpaths meander through dunes, mudflats and grasslands, and rare migratory wading birds and wildfowl are often spotted. On the doorstep of your holiday cottage in Dawlish Warren, the Blue Flag beach is a vast stretch of sand divided by wooden groynes and backed by grassy dunes and rows of colourfully painted beach huts. Swimming and sunbathing are popular, and kayaks and stand up paddleboards can be hired from Exe Adventures.

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Stay in your very own railway carriage in Dawlish Warren, Devon. Brunel Boutique Railway Carriage No. 1 is a wonderfully refurbished carriage with ocean views plus proximity to the beach and the other attractions of this seaside town. Enjoy ample outdoor spaces and contemporary open-plan living.

Treat your family to a once in a lifetime experience at Brunel Boutique Railway Carriage No. 4. The refurbished railway carriage lies just moments from the beach in Dawlish Warren & places guests within reach of many of the highlights of Devon. Enjoy ocean views, generous outdoor spaces and comf...

Self-catering holidays in Dawlish Warren are a favourite among families, thanks to the resort’s abundance of attractions. Just behind the beach, there is crazy golf, go-karts and plenty of seaside amusements to enjoy. There are also a variety of gift and beach shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs, including the Silly Goose and the Mount Pleasant Inn.

From your holiday cottage in Dawlish Warren, the neighbouring resort of Dawlish can be reached by walking southwest for one and a half miles, along the seawall. A wander around this relaxed seaside town is highly recommended, with independent shops, great places to eat and drink, and another long, sandy beach. On the opposite side of the River Exe, Exmouth is also worth a visit, with fine architecture, a bustling harbour and a sandy shore.

The South West Coast Path runs from Exmouth into the East Devon Outstanding Natural Beauty, passing towering cliffs, hidden coves and the charming seaside towns of Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton. Dawlish Warren is easily reached by public transport, thanks to its station on the line between Exeter and Plymouth.