A family day out to Exmouth

Devon is the only English county that has two separate coastlines: the north and the south. If you fancy walking the coastlines there are some spectacular walks along the South West coastal path which runs along the entire length of both. Around 65% of the coastline is classed as a Heritage Coast.


Exmouth is one of the oldest and most picturesque seaside towns in Devon. The town is the gateway to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and has two miles of sandy beach, which is perfect for water sports and walks.

Exmouth is a vibrant town and offers plenty of walking and cycling routes in addition to water sports as well as local shops and restaurants to enjoy all year round.

Things to do in Exmouth
  • Enjoy the water. Exmouth is known for it’s water sports particularly kite surfing, kayaking and windsurfing. 
  • Exmouth bodes a beautiful sandy golden beach, perfect for summer days at the seaside, building sandcastles, swimming or playing in the rockpools. 
  • Take a scenic boat trip with Stuart Line Cruises to take in the breathtaking scenery and local history.
  • Hire bicycles at Dart’s farm and enjoy the picturesque Exe Estuary cycle trail which runs along the banks of the estuary, passing many wildlife spots, cafes, shops and coastal towns, making it the ideal place for an active day out exploring Exmouth and the surrounds.
  • Walk the South West Coast Path and enjoy spectacular views along the dramatic cliffs of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. This stretch of coast line dates back over 250 million years, you may even find a fossil or two as you enjoy the stunning views.
  • Kids will love the beaches and local activities on offer, from family attractions and crazy golf, to the local parks and play areas – there is even a life-size dinosaur safari trail.
Events & Festivals

Every year from late May to early June the Exmouth Festival is held. This is a free festival and is full of music, arts, theatre and food.

In August, the skies are full of colour with the Kite Festival. This is a great fun family day out with competitions, routines and stunts that will amaze and delight.

If you are a seafood lover, don’t miss the Spirit of the Exe and Exmouth Mussel Festival in September. Try delicious locally caught mussels, wines, ales and learn how to cook them at the chef’s stage.

Food & Drink

Exmouth is surrounded by the sea and the countryside so fresh local produce is in abundance. From the best fresh fish and chips at Krispies, to fine dining restaurants and cafes on offer in the town and along the seafront.

As a centre for seafood you can be sure that the freshest local fish will end up on your plate at the end of the day. Make sure you try the Exmouth mussels at the River Exe Cafe or Greendale farm shop, they won’t disappoint!

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