About Exmouth

Exmouth is an amazing town situated on the picturesque east coast of Devon just where the majestic River Exe meets the sea. Reputedly the oldest seaside resort in Britain, whether you’re visiting Exmouth for the day or taking a longer relaxed break, we know you’ll fall in love with our two miles of golden sand – the longest seafront in Devon and Cornwall.


For The Energetic

There’s a whole host of water sports such as kite surfing, kayaking and windsurfing. Exmouth is the home of Edge Watersports, run by Steph and Eric Bridge, who’ve done so much to develop and popularize kite surfing throughout the world. Our unique water front provides a great place for beginners to learn, while offering more challenging options for experienced seafarers.


For Relaxing

If you’d rather relax in a more sedate manner, Exmouth is the perfect place to promenade on our idyllic Esplanade. Take a trip back to the ‘good old days’ and listen to one of the many brass band recitals that take place throughout the year, or enjoy award-winning fish and chips as you take in our unique vistas.

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The Jurassic Coast

Exmouth is justifiably proud to be at the start of the majestic World Heritage Jurassic Coast, a site unparalleled for its abundance of fossils. If it’s dry land exercise you’re after, why not take a trip along our waterside cycle tracks to TopshamExeter or Budleigh Salterton? You’ll find that Exmouth is the perfect location to base a Devon cycling holiday. Even out of season, Exmouth holds many attractions – it’s a fantastic place for bird watching on the idyllic Exe estuary.


So much to do

You’ll never be short of things to do in Exmouth. There’s always so much going on – whatever the season. Whether you want to be active or you’re keen to relax you’ll find recommendations given by ‘in the know’ locals on what you should be getting up to in Exmouth here on our website. 

Coffee Culture

Friendly Shops

There’s a wide breadth of different ways to shop in Exmouth, from independent retailers to familiar high street names, in our bustling retail district. With its pedestrianized streets, cafe culture and friendly locals we’re sure you’ll be made very welcome on a trip to the hub of our town. Don’t forget to visit the quirky Exeter Road and The Strand for local independent retailers offering something a little different. For all weather indoors shopping the Exmouth Market is open every day except Sunday.

eat and drink

And then there's the food and drink

It’s easy to find excellent food and drink in Exmouth. Whatever your appetite or pocket there’s sure to be somewhere to suit you. Choices range from pubs providing the best locally sourced food and ales, to restaurants serving both regional and more exotic dishes. Just make sure you sample our local (and now famous) River Exe, Exmouth mussels before you leave.

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You'll want to stay longer

There’s a great selection of places to stay in Exmouth, sure to suit every taste and budget. You’ll find details of some of the most popular places to stay on this site. There really is nothing like waking up to our fresh sea air – so don’t stay in bed all day, there’s much to explore.