Summer Adventures in Exmouth 

Summer in Exmouth is an invitation to a world of exciting adventures, spectacular views, and endless fun. Whether you're a local or a visitor, Exmouth offers a delightful mix of activities for all ages.
Paddleboarders at Exmouth Beach

Here’s a guide to some of the best things to see and do in this charming seaside town. 

Active Adventures 

For those who crave excitement and outdoor fun, Exmouth is a playground of activities that promise adventure and breath-taking scenery. 

 

Exmouth Beach & Promenade 

Whether you’re starting your morning with a stroll along the beautiful Esplanade, or spending the day by the sea, Exmouth Beach & Promenade are a must-visit location for visitors to the town.  

With two miles of golden sands, Exmouth Beach is perfect for sunbathing, sandcastle building, rock-pooling or a refreshing swim. The promenade offers stunning views of the coastline and is lined with pubs, cafés and amusements. Additionally, at the end of the Promenade is Queen’s Drive Space, a Jurassic-themed children’s play area that usually has additional activities for little ones during the summer.  

Exe Estuary Trail 

Nature lovers will adore the Exe Estuary. This stunning natural haven is perfect for bird watching, cycling or simply enjoying a peaceful walk along its scenic paths.  

The Exe Estuary Trail offers some of the best views of the surrounding landscape. Surfaced and mostly flat, the route offers a 16-mile way-marked trail from Exmouth to Exeter and beyond to Dawlish Warren, passing through the pretty villages of Lympstone, Topsham and Starcross.  

The RSPB Bowling Green Marsh near Topsham and Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve offer some of the best opportunities to view wildlife along the estuary. 

RNLI Welly Trail 

To celebrate their 200th anniversary, the RNLI have created a Yellow Welly Trail! Pick up a map from Exmouth Tourism Information Office and find the 15 wellies, each with a name of the Exmouth Lifeboat Coxswain. Once complete, head to the RNLI shop at the lifeboat station to receive a prize! 

Exmouth Watersports & Red Rock Outdoor 

For the adrenaline-lovers, Exmouth Watersports offers a range of activities from paddleboarding and kayaking to windsurfing. They also host junior residential camps, beach clubs, activity days and junior programmes for thrill-seeking kids to enjoy! 

Exmouth Tours 

Join one of the Exmouth Tours for an insightful guided experience. Whether it’s a walking tour of the town or a specialised tour focusing on local history or nature, the knowledgeable guides will enhance your understanding and appreciation of the area. 

Food Golf on The Exe 

What happens when you combine football with crazy golf? You get to enjoy a round of foot golf with Foot Golf on The Exe. This unique experience offers a fun and unusual way to spend an afternoon. Located in Exton, the attraction is a bit further out of the town centre but can be accessed via car, bus, train or by walking/cycling along the Exe Estuary Trail if you fancy being even more active!  

 Sea Kayak Exmouth 

Explore the stunning East Devon coastline and Exe Estuary with Sea Kayak Exmouth. Guided tours and rental options are available, making it a fantastic way to experience the natural beauty and wildlife of the area from a unique perspective. 

Family Friendly Attractions 

Exmouth Big Wheel 

Located in the Beach Gardens, opposite Exmouth Pavilion, Exmouth’s Big Wheel returns once again! Open weekends until the summer holidays and then every day throughout, enjoy a leisurely ride to view Exmouth’s picturesque coastline from high above.  

Stuart Line Cruises 

Explore the coastline from a different perspective with Stuart Line Cruises. Offering a variety of trips, including coastal cruises, river trips, and special themed excursions, it’s a great way to see the sights and learn about the area’s history. 

Book your tickets in advance via their website or booking office in the town and embark from Exmouth Marina to explore East Devon’s glorious waterways. 

World of Country Life 

World of Country Life is a fantastic family day out. Located at Sandy Bay, World of Country Life boasts a petting zoo, vintage vehicle collection and a farming museum, as well as offering plenty of fun activities such as tractor rides and falconry displays; meaning there’s something to keep everyone entertained. 

 

Seaton Tramway 

Take a short trip to the nearby Seaton Tramway. This historic tramway offers a scenic ride on heritage narrow gauge trams through the beautiful Axe Valley to Colyton. Passing through Seaton Wetlands, there’s plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife along the way too. 

 

History & Heritage 

Dive into the rich history and heritage of Exmouth through its fascinating historical sites and educational tours.  

Exmouth Dinosaur Trail 

Step back in time with the Exmouth Dinosaur Trail. This family-friendly trail takes you on a journey around the town, with life-sized dinosaur models, brass rubbings and informative panels that make learning about these ancient creatures fun for all ages. Be sure to collect your map from Exmouth’s Tourist Information Office first! 

 

Orcombe Point & The Jurassic Coast 

Orcombe Point marks the beginning of the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Geoneedle monument here is a great spot for panoramic views of the coastline. It’s a perfect starting point for a walk along the stunning cliffs and the South West Coast Path. 

 

A La Ronde 

A visit to A La Ronde is a must. This quirky 18th-century house, with its unique 16-sided design, is filled with fascinating collections and unusual artefacts. Owned by the National Trust, the surrounding gardens offer beautiful views and a peaceful spot for a picnic. 

 Located outside the town centre, you can visit A La Ronde on foot via the East Devon Way & South West Coast Path, by catching the train or bus and walking the rest, or by car and parking in their free car park. 

Exmouth Museum & Heritage Centre 

 Learn about the local history at the Exmouth Museum & Heritage Centre, located on Sheppard’s Row, near the train station. With exhibits and displays covering everything from the town’s maritime heritage to its social history, it’s a fascinating place to explore. 

Indoor Activities 

 Whilst Exmouth is usually sunny and warm in the Summer, it’s always best to plan some inside activities just in case we get typical British rainy weather. Thankfully, Exmouth has plenty of great things to do indoors.  

Ocean Exmouth 

For indoor fun, head to Ocean Exmouth. Located opposite the beach, this multi-activity centre offers bowling, an indoor play area, arcade machines and a variety of dining options. It’s the perfect place to spend a rainy day or to wind down after a day on the beach. 

Exmouth Pavilion 

Catch a show at the Exmouth Pavilion. Also situated opposite the beach on Exmouth’s promenade, this vibrant venue hosts a variety of performances, from live music and comedy to theatre and dance. It’s a cultural hub that adds a touch of glamour to your Exmouth adventure.  

Excape: Exmouth Escape Rooms 

For a thrilling challenge, try Excape. This escape room, in the town centre, offers themed puzzles and adventures that are perfect for groups of friends or families looking to test their teamwork and problem-solving skills. 

Arty Boat 

Unleash your creativity at Arty Boat, a family-run Arts & Crafts venue in the heart of Exmouth. It’s a relaxing and fun activity for all ages, and you get to take home a unique souvenir of your time in Exmouth. 

Sea Dog Art 

Combine art and coffee at Sea Dog Art, a charming gallery and coffee shop close to Manor Gardens. Enjoy a brew while admiring the local artwork, and maybe even purchase a piece to remember your trip. 

Exmouth is brimming with summer adventures waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re in the mood for relaxation, exploration or excitement, this charming seaside town has something to offer everyone. So pack your bags, bring your sense of adventure, and get ready for an unforgettable summer in Exmouth! 

 

Be sure to share your summer adventures with us on Facebook and Instagram by tagging us in your posts and photos using @VisitExmouth or #VisitExmouth! Don’t forget to give us a follow too, to stay updated with the latest happenings in the town! 

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