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 National Nature Reserve, Devon


  • Located in Dawlish Warren, Devon, South West England, England
  • Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve 'is one of the most important wildlife sites in Europe'. It's also exceptionally beautiful and provides magnificent views of the Exe Estuary, Exmouth and the beginning/end of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site at Exmouth Orcombe Point Geoneedle
  • It's a coastal nature reserve with a huge beach, impressive dunes and mudflats. There's also a visitor centre next to the large car parking area
  • We'd recommend walking north east along the beach to Warren Point which juts out into the Exe Estuary. Return on one of the many paths that cross the dunes before they converge on a single track that follows the line of the beach back to Dawlish Warren resort. These paths are clearly visible on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting further to research the area
  • 'Each Autumn up to 23,000 wildfowl and wading birds travel to the Exe Estuary from the far north to escape the cold. They start arriving in August and stay until late March. The Warren is vital for their survival providing the main roosting (or resting) place on high tides. For about 3 hours before and after high tide several thousand birds gather on the Warren's shores. These include important flocks of Dunlin, Grey Plover, Bar Tailed Godwit and Oystercatcher. Brent Geese, Wigeon and Teal also shelter in inshore waters.' (Source: information leaflets on site)
  • Other nature reserves in the Exe Estaury include Exmouth Nature Reserve, the RSPB's Exminster Marshes Nature Reserve, Exe Reedbeds Nature Reserve and the Old Sludge Beds Nature Reserve. There's the River Exe Country Park, too
  • Dawlish Warren is a very popular holiday resort. It gets very busy in summer months but the crowds tend to stay in the south west section of the beach
  • We'd also recommend following the South West Coast Path south to Langstone Rock and then south west to Dawlish. Beyond that are Teignmouth and the Teign Estuary
  • By James Penman

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Dawlish Warren Beach, Devon

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

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Warren Point, Devon

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Langstone Rock, Devon

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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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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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Approximately 1.1 miles away.

Total Bedrooms: 3; Maximum Occupants: 6; Rates: 599 - 1,489 Per Week

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