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A 250 million-year-old coastline, beachfront once covered by sea, enthralling tales of smugglers and pirates, buildings from the start of British tourism… Learn about Exmouth’s fascinating past and exciting present on this walking tour.

My name’s Claire and I’ve been on hundreds of walking tours all over the world – and when I started digging into Exmouth’s history, I realised that the town could do with one!

Exmouth’s home to the oldest part of the Jurassic Coast (England’s only natural UNESCO site), it’s Devon’s oldest beach town and along the seafront lies a treasure trove of tales, from the daring exploits of local pirates to the activities of smugglers who once sneaked illicit goods into East Devon.

Fascinating stories from past and present abound in this walking tour, but I also provide lots of local tips for making the most of your time in East Devon.

So, not only will you learn about Exmouth’s connection to Papua New Guinea, heroic tales from the RNLI, what British seaside tourism looked like in the Georgian age and why there are palm trees in Devon, but I’ll also detail local favourite restaurants, offer tips for swimming and watersports and recommend other top things to do in the town.

If you’re visiting Exmouth for a few days, it’s a fantastic activity to do as soon as you arrive to help you get an understanding for the town and plan your holiday.

Walking tours run over the weekends (usually Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday but check the website for the most up-to-date schedule) and can accommodate up to 15 people. Private tours can be arranged (please get in contact with me directly to discuss). 

The route is just over 2.5 kilometres and it takes around 90 minutes. There is one short uphill section, one fairly gentle downhill slope and one section on an uneven grassy area (The Maer).

I am available for accessible private tours that focus on the flat beachfront area; please get in contact directly if you’d like to arrange this.

Road Directions

  • Meet at Exmouth Tourist Information Centre.

Public Transport

  • Number 57 bus or a short walk from Exmouth train station.

Pricing Details

  • £11 per adult, with discounts for Exmouth residents and students.

  • Children are free.

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  • When? Fridays 4pm, Saturdays 11am, Sundays 1pm and Mondays 10am.
  • How much? £11 for adults, free for children.
  • How long? 2.5 kilometres, around 90 minutes of tour time.
  • How to book? Book online to guarantee a spot!
  • Last-minute bookings? Cash and card are accepted but it’s essential to contact us to let us know you’ll be joining.
  • Where to meet? At Exmouth Tourist Information Centre.

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