Find places to stay in and around Dawlish Warren in Devon. Located in a gorgeous spot on the Devon coast, Exeter's to the north west and The English Riviera to the south. Dartmoor National Park's to the west and the East Devon AONB to the east and north east.
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Dawlish Warren, Devon, Visitor & Tourism Guide



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Nearby National Park: Dartmoor. Exmoor is to the north and north west
Nearby AONBs: South Devon and East Devon. The Tamar Valley and Cornwall are a little further away
Select Cities: Exeter, Plymouth
Select Towns/Villages: Powderham, Exmouth, Topsham, Shaldon, Teignmouth, Babbacombe, Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, Dartmouth, Sidmouth

Beaches and coast
Surrounded by caravan and camping sites, Dawlish Warren is a popular and exceptionally busy Devon holiday spot. The local area is gorgeous but if you want to explore it away from the crowds, we'd suggest heading to Dawlish Warren outside the Summer holiday season. Clearly, if you're looking for those crowds then this is the place to be.

First, the setting. A sand spit juts out into the Exe Estuary with great views across the water to Exmouth and Exmouth Orcombe Point Geoneedle, the beginning of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. Dawlish Warren Beach runs along the eastern side of this spit and leads to Warren Point. Running along the back of the beach are a golf course and Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve. South of the famous coastal landmark Langstone Rock is Red Rock Beach. It's a beautiful area.

Around Dawlish Warren
If you fancy a break from the beach, there's plenty to do around Dawlish Warren. To the north, visit Powderham Castle and Estate before wandering along the Exe Valley Way to the The Turf and Turf Lock. If you have time, we'd recommend taking the Topsham Turf Ferry to Topsham. Further up the River Exe is Exeter.

To the north west, try Haldon Forest Park with its Go Ape! (Haldon Forest, Devon) and Haldon Belverdere (Lawrence Castle). To the west, we'd suggest trips to Canonteign Falls and Becky Falls Woodland Park on the border of Dartmoor National Park.

South west of Dawlish Warren, we'd recommend Teignmouth and Shaldon. South of them is The English Riviera.

For other ideas as to what to do in the local area, take a look at our 'Top 10 Recommendations' lists.

Further afield
If you're willing to travel a little further afield then this part of Devon's packed with top destinations. To the west, as mentioned above, is Dartmoor National Park. To the north and then east is the East Devon AONB. To the south and west is the South Devon AONB. There's Plymouth, too.


Top 10 Recommendations

Top 10 Places To Visit
Selected from the best Places To Visit in Dawlish Warren we've listed our top 10.
Top 10 Things To Do
Selected from the best Things To Do in Dawlish Warren we've listed our top 10.
Top 10 Beaches
Selected from the best Beaches in Dawlish Warren we've listed our top 10.

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Dawlish Warren Beach, Devon

Located in Dawlish Warren, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

A Blue Flag beach in east Devon. Very popular holiday destination with shops, amusements, pub all nearby. Backs onto the Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve. To get away from the crowds around the resort centre, walk...

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Langstone Rock, Devon

Located in Dawlish, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Famous coastal landmark at the northern end of Red Rock Beach...

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Red Rock Beach, Devon

Located in Dawlish, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Long sweeping beach running between Dawlish Warren and Dawlish...

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Langstone Cliff Hotel, Dawlish
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 66; Rates: 73 - 325 Per Night

Immersed within 19 acres of child-friendly woodland on the beautiful Devon coast, this family-run hotel boasts magnificent views over the golden sandy beaches and Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve...

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The Railway Carriage
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Less than a mile away.

Rates: 353 - 717 Per Week

Authentically restored to its former glory and boasting stunning views this captivating property is ideally situated to enjoy the sandy beaches and wildlife of the Exe estuary. Exeter Exmouth and Teignmouth and the jewel...

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1 Great Cliff
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Approximately 1.5 miles away.

Total Bedrooms: 2; Maximum Occupants: 4; Rates: 379 - 929 Per Week

Great Cliff apartments are a one minute level walk from the town centre along the sea front, separated only from the beach and sea by Brunel's historic Great Western Railway, which runs along the coastline....

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