Exmouth from above

Things to do in Exmouth

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Just 11 miles south of the city of Exeter and a mere three miles from our Devon Cliffs Holiday Park, this seaside gem has plenty of activities for day-trippers to enjoy. Situated at the Exe River estuary, Exmouth has roots dating back to the 11th century. 

Whether you're a nature lover, an adventure seeker, or just want to chill out at the seaside, our rundown of things to do in Exmouth will keep you occupied and entertained.

1. Exmouth Beach

1. Exmouth Beach

Sun (sometimes!), sand, and surf await at Exmouth, with over two miles of golden sand to explore and activities ranging from paddle-boarding and boat trips to kitesurfing. 

Often known as the gateway to the Jurassic Coast, which extends along Devon’s coastline to the east, Exmouth Beach is a lovely place to relax. It has the sand, surf, and space to picnic, sunbathe or walk the dog (with restrictions in summer, or the whole stretch out of season).

2. Exe Estuary Trail to Lympstone

2. Exe Estuary Trail to Lympstone

Fancy a scenic walk? This picturesque route provides fantastic views of the estuary, boats, and quaint houses. Four miles there and back, the walk is accessible to wheelchairs, and pushchairs. The route follows the Exe Estuary Trail, starting at Exmouth Station, then continuing north along the eastern edge of the estuary. 

A little under a mile into the trip you’ll pass Lower Halsden Farm, which operates a tea garden in Summer. Stop for a refreshment, then continue to the picturesque town of Lympstone, where’s there’s a fascinating 18th-century roundhouse preserved by the National Trust.

3. World of Country Life

Curious about life in the countryside? This family-friendly attraction introduces you to farm animals, vintage vehicles, and even a Victorian street. It’s a large site, with plenty to see, including a maze, a transport museum, crazy golf, a bird of prey centre and lots more.  

Allow a day to see everything, and don’t worry about lunch – there’s a food barn too. Best of all, it’s just minutes from Devon Cliffs Holiday Park, at Sandy Bay.

4. Jurassic Coast cruises

4. Jurassic Coast cruises

The Jurassic Coast is a fascinating place, in terms of geology, flora and fauna. One of the best ways to see it, is by taking a short boat trip. The brightly painted Stuart Line cruisers depart from Exmouth for Torquay, Brixham, Sidmouth and Exeter daily, and you’ll pass the famous orange cliffs on the way. Private charters are available in addition to the scheduled public cruises. 

Adrenaline junkies might prefer a speedboat trip, which provides a high-speed ride over the white-capped waves.

5. Exmouth Museum

This all-weather option is a must-see exhibition about the town’s rich history over the last 300 years.  

From the fishing industry to lacemakers and blacksmiths (the museum is built in a converted stables and hayloft), there’s plenty to explore and discover in this attractive community-run museum.

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6. Stroll the Exmouth Marina

6. Stroll the Exmouth Marina

If you prefer to admire boats from a distance, rather than ride the waves, Exmouth Marina is a great place to stroll and take photos. From classic sailboats to modern yachts and fishing skiffs, you’ll find them all moored here, alongside a range of seafront cafes and restaurants. 

Your Instagram feed will thank you!

7. Exmouth Escape Rooms

Another great indoor option to challenge your whole group can be found at Exmouth Escape Rooms. Test your wits and teamwork skills! Solve a range of themed puzzles and mysteries to escape from the vault, solve the perfect crime, or defeat the mad professor. 

These challenges have pulled out all the stops, with intricate settings and clever puzzles which test mental, physical, and problem-solving skills. It’s great fun for families or groups of friends, but do book in advance as it’s highly popular.

8. Paddleboarding at the Exe

8. Paddleboarding at the Exe

For a blend of fun and fitness, give paddleboarding a go. The gentle waters of the River Exe make it a perfect spot, whether you're a pro or a newbie. 

All equipment and training are provided by the expert trainers, and if you want to try something a little more physical, there’s kayaking and windsurfing too.

9. Exmouth Indoor Market

9. Exmouth Indoor Market

A wander around the well-stocked Exmouth Indoor Market is always a pleasure. Operating for over 40 years, the market sells local produce including scones, jam and clotted cream for the perfect cream tea, vintage memorabilia, homeware and even ukeleles. 

10. Orcombe Point walks

10. Orcombe Point walks

If the weather gods smile, here are a couple of lovely walks to stretch those legs and admire the coastal views: 

From Exmouth, there’s a 5.5-mile circular route that starts at the railway station, heads past Phear Park to Littleham Cross, then takes you through country lanes to meet the South West Coast Path at Orcombe Point. 

Look out for birds and butterflies in the meadows as you return to Exmouth via the coastal path and the Geoneedle, a stone obelisk which marks the westernmost point of the Jurassic Coast.  

Haven holidaymakers can also walk the three miles to Exmouth from Sandy Bay via Orcombe and Exmouth’s East Beach. Both are lovely routes.

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