Situated on the East Coast of Devon, Exmouth is a lovely Victorian seaside resort where Devon’s River Exe meets the sea. Visitors to Exmouth will be spoilt for choice with some lovely seaside holiday cottages. In times gone by, it was good enough to inspire the likes of Shelly and Byron, as well as Lady Nelson, and continues to bring lots of pleasure and fun to visitors today.
Self catering visitors will appreciate the town’s Farmers Market in The Strand Gardens, bursting with local meat and fresh fruit and vegetables. If cooking is not your thing on holiday, then there are plenty of fine restaurants, bistro and cafes the Exmouth Café Quarter to cover all tastes. The other market worth visiting is Exmouth’s indoor Country Market to see (and buy) locally -made arts and crafts.
Escape to Exmouth in this beautifully presented penthouse apartment overlooking the Exe estuary. With two bedrooms sleeping four this home is just a short stroll from Exmouth’s long, sandy beach and is the perfect retreat for a seaside holiday in one of Britain’s oldest and prettiest coastal towns.
Wisteria Cottage is a thoroughly modern detached cottage in an ideal location in Exmouth. The romantic cottage boasts spacious rooms and a lovely patio plus views of the Exe estuary allowing couples to relax and unwind after fun-filled days exploring the East Devon coast and countryside.
- Bratton Fleming
- Bucks Mills
- Combe Martin
- Great Torrington
- Lee Bay
- Newton Ferrers
- North Molton
- Ottery St Mary
- South Molton
- Westward Ho!
Exmouth’s main attraction is the stunning two miles of golden sands backed by a wide promenade. Perfect for family days out swimming, building sandcastles and rock pooling. All close to your holiday cottage! There is also an array of traditional seaside activities for the kids such as donkey rides across the beach, play parks and crazy golf courses. More serious golfers should head for the popular golf links at nearby Woodbury Common to enjoy a full 18-holes against a backdrop of sea views.
Exmouth is well known as a location for seaside watersports, from sailing to kite surfing. In fact, the town itself is home to several aquatic Olympic Medallists; no surprise given the good water sports conditions. If you want to learn to row, paddle, sail or surf then Exmouth is for you.
Sports off the water are equally enticing with cycle paths and walking tracks weaving in and out of the countryside further inland. Cycle the scenic Exe Estuary trail inland to Lympstone, a real picture-postcard village, and beyond to Topsham – another similarly beautiful and historic village. From Topsham, catch the ferry across to the popular Double Locks pub at the end of the Exeter Ship Canal and ride into Exeter and/or back down to Starcross where another ferry will take you back to Exmouth.
Further afield from Exmouth, the other East Devon seaside resorts of Beer, Seaton, Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton are easily reached and perfect for day trips.
Whoever you’re holidaying with and whatever you’re looking for, Exmouth is the sun and fun spot for you.