Find places to stay in and around Dawlish in Devon. To the north is Dawlish Warren. To the south is The English Riviera. To the west is Dartmoor National Park.
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Dawlish, 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: Dawlish Warren, Powderham, Exmouth, Topsham, Shaldon, Teignmouth, Babbacombe, Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, Dartmouth, Sidmouth

Seaside town and holiday resort
One of a number of popular resort towns on the stretch of Devon coastline that runs from the Exe Estuary through the The English Riviera to the Dartmouth area. Located behind beaches and between sections of red cliff coastline, Dawlish is divided by Dawlish Water, a pretty waterway that's home to the town's famous black swans.

With its lawns and bowling green, shops and museum, we'd recommend exploring the area around Dawlish Water. However, the main attraction is its coastline. Head north east on the South West Coast Path and you get to Red Rock Beach and the impressive red Langstone Rock. Head south from Dawlish on the South West Coast Path and you arrive at Coryton's Cove. Both have superb views. To get to Dawlish Beach, you have to walk under the railway line that runs along the coast here.

A little further to the north east are Dawlish Warren Beach and Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve. A little further to the south west are Teignmouth Beach and Teignmouth Pier.

The local area
Given the number of popular resort towns in the area, there are plenty of other places to visit and things to do if you're in Dawlish for any length of time. Try Teignmouth and Babbacombe, Torquay and Brixham. Across the Exe Estuary, we'd suggest a day in Exmouth and Topsham.

For specific attractions, in addition to the area's beaches for which we provide a 'Top 10 Recommendations' list, we'd point you in the direction of Powderham Castle and Estate and Haldon Forest Park, Kents Cavern and Living Coasts. Babbacombe Model Village is fun, Paignton Zoo is ever popular.

Further away
South of the The English Riviera is the South Devon AONB. Visit Dartmouth and Salcombe. To the north east of Dawlish is the East Devon AONB. In particular, we'd suggest you visit Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton.

To the west, explore Dartmoor National Park.


Top 10 Recommendations

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

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Mustard House
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Less than a mile away.

Rates: 312 - 717 Per Week

This traditional Georgian town house set in a street minutes away from award winning sandy beaches and the theatre shops and pubs of the charming resort of Dawlish. At its centre is a delightful park with exotic palms gi...

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13 Great Cliff
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Less than a mile 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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2 Great Cliff
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Less than a mile away.

Total Bedrooms: 3; Maximum Occupants: 6; Rates: 399 - 989 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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