Exmouth is situated on the estuary of the River Exe and is Devon’s oldest seaside resort. Today it offers a rich mixture of clean golden sand, colourful and well-kept gardens and a bustling harbourside. Its two mile long promenade provides a range of activities suited to different tastes, ranging from boating, amusements and crazy golf to dancing and entertainment at the Exmouth Pavilion.
Inland, there are boat trips along the estuary to enjoy the unique architecture, wildlife and riverside pubs, as well as an outstanding miniature railway and an excellent Country Life centre with falconry displays and tours through its deer park.
The stretch of coastline (the Jurassic Coast) from Exmouth to Dorset has been officially ranked alongside the likes of the Grand Canyon and Great Barrier Reef as one of the natural wonders of the world. Its rugged coastline, towering cliffs and extensive fossil deposits makes the South Devon coast an intriguing and at times, breathtaking spectacle. Also close to Exmouth lie the resorts of Seaton and Sidmouth and the vibrant and historical city of Exeter, with its excellent shops and outstanding cathedral.
We use the Cavendish Hotel, a Leisureplex Hotel.
Exmouth has good shopping with an indoor market and pedestrianised high street, as well as Georgian pubs and high quality restaurants serving a variety of local and international cuisine. The newly developed yacht harbour and railway station are both within a few minutes’ walk of the Cavendish Hotel.
Beaches and Gardens
Exmouth’s sandy beach is located directly across the road from the Cavendish Hotel. There are well kept parks just a short walk away, including the Strand Gardens and Manor Gardens, both well-known for their beautiful floral displays.