For a relaxing family holiday, for kite surfing, kayaking, windsurfing, on or off-road cycling, bird watching on the Exe estuary, or just enjoying the unmatched scenery and sandy beaches of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, Exmouth has it all. It’s a perfect base from which to explore Devon and the West Country, and a lively town with a full range of shops, places to eat and things to do.
Visit Exmouth, visitor information
Exmouth Sandy Bay Beach is right on your doorstep when you’re staying at the Imperial Hotel. And Budleigh Salterton, Cortyon Cove, Ladram Bay are all within 5 miles, while Dawlish can be reached via one of the ferry services on the Exe Estuary.
Orcombe Point, 1 mile
The most westerly point of the Jurassic Coast, and part of the South West Coastal Path, where you can spy ‘The Geoneedle’, an amazing landmark created by sculptor Michael Fairfax from the various rock types found on the World Heritage coastline.
South West Coastal Path
A gentle walk out of Exmouth takes you on towards the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Try water-skiing, wakeboarding or jump on board an inflatable with your family or friends for an exhilarating experience – ExeWake is just a few hundred metres from the Imperial Hotel.
East Devon Golf Club, 4 miles
On the cliff-top above Budleigh Salterton, at 6344 yards this 18-hole course offers a fair and interesting test for all abilities, and an opportunity to enjoy the views, colours and the stunning natural habitat. Visitors welcome.
Budleigh Salterton, 6 miles
One of Devon’s most charming and unspoilt towns and beaches, with gardens, cafés, shops and pubs.
Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, 7 miles
64 acres and 300 years of gardening history to explore. The park is home to many rare and beautiful species, and The Palm House, made from over 18,000 panes of glass is a wonder in its own right. Ride the Bicton Woodland railway for a gentle tour of the park (suitable for wheelchairs), and keep the children entertained with indoor and outdoor play areas, crazy golf, Astro turf football pitch, ride the pedal tractors.
East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 10 miles
A breath-taking landscape of walks, views, trails, woods and rivers, play areas and nature-watching points with plenty of cafés for sustenance during a long day’s ambling, rambling, cycling and sightseeing.
Exeter, 10 miles
A small city with a huge array of shops, restaurants, nightlife and other historic attractions
Powderham Castle, 11 miles
A remarkable castle, gardens, deer park and events venue
Haldon Forest Park, 12 miles
3,500 acres of woodland with a range of walking, jogging and cycling trails and spectacular, panoramic views.
Dartmoor National Park, 20 miles
368 square miles of unspoiled, natural beauty and a haven for wildlife. The highest point is High Willhays at 621 metres above sea level.