Another seaside resort set at the very west end of the Jurassic Coast on the Exe estuary, Exmouth is blessed by a 2-mile long sandy beach. A favourite with families and sports enthusiasts alike, you can paddle, potter, swim, or enjoy more adventurous watersports like kite surfing, paddleboarding, water skiing and wakeboarding. If that all sounds like too much trouble, let the boat do the work with a coastal cruise, or find out why Exmouth has a reputation for fine seafood.
If you are interested in historic houses, the National Trust’s A La Ronde is a quirky sixteen-sided villa crammed with the eclectic possessions of two adventurous spinsters, the Parminters, and famously decorated with shells and feathers.
If you like to cycle or take a serious walk on holiday, the Exe Estuary Trail follows the waterside for 26 miles from Exmouth round to Dawlish. It’s part of Route 2 of the National Cycle Network that wends its way across Dorset and Devon. Birdwatchers will love the numerous local nature reserves fringing the estuary, with a wide range of waterfowl to see.