This ancient and picturesque seaside town situated on the World Jurassic Coast offers plenty of activities for kids and adults alike. Sandy beaches, water sports, walking, cycling, and cultural visits to keep you busy; plus plenty of shops, bars and restaurants to enjoy.
Exmouth is a popular seaside destination, situated in East Devon in the South West of England. Positioned at the mouth of the beautiful River Exe estuary, Exmouth marks the western gateway of the Jurassic World Heritage Coastline.
Taking its name from the River Exe, Exmouth represents the ‘mouth of the Exe’. This is a privileged location where guests can walk or cycle along the estuary. Enjoy the charming riverside villages, breathtaking sunsets, and an
The town of Exmouth is a traditional resort with a promenade, elegant architecture and a bustling town centre with plenty of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants to enjoy during your stay.
The history of the town is quite peculiar in that there is no evidence of early Roman settlers, although a few Roman coins have been discovered in the area. The history of the old docks dates back to the 11th
The area developed significantly in the mid-1800s when the first railway station was built. Subsequently, there was a boom in tourism and residential building. Much of the town’s architecture remains Georgian, Victorian or Edwardian. The combination of fine terraced houses and an impressive coastline of sandy beaches has meant that Exmouth has always been a popular destination for tourists.
Admiral Horatio Nelson, noted for his pivotal role in the Napoleonic Wars, was fond of the area and his wife, Lady Nelson, lies inhumed in the Littleham Churchyard.
The Cathedral City of Exeter is only 12 miles away with its intercity railway station, international airport, connection to the M5 motorway and great business and retail opportunities with a modern shopping precinct, speciality boutiques,
There is no shortage of leisure opportunities in and around Exmouth, such as sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, water-skiing, diving, tennis, bowls, cricket, river cruises and many more. The excellent facilities of Woodbury Park Golf and Country Club are also close by.
Our accessible location makes TLC the perfect accommodation choice for exploring
Devon, glorious Devon! A place that has a special place in our hearts. Where lifelong memories are made.
Bound to the south by the English Channel and to the north by the Bristol Channel, there is so much to see, do and discover. Away from urban life, this is rich agricultural country, the source of so many good places to explore and so many good things to eat and enjoy.
With no less than five official Areas of Outstanding Beauty, the county has much to offer. East Devon is brimming with great beaches and seaside towns, such as Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth; as well as historic towns, such as Ottery St Mary and Honiton. Explore the South Hams where you will find beautiful maritime towns, such as Dartmouth and Salcombe. Dartmoor lies in the heart of the county. A predominantly uncultivated upland landscape with heather and gorse meadows topped by rugged granite tors; beautiful, wild, and full of incredible places to discover (there are over 5000 bronze age hut circles).
North Devon is another world. From the busy town of Barnstaple, to the popular surfers’ beaches of Croyde and Woolacombe; Ilfracombe, and across majestic Exmoor to Lynmouth, Lynton and the stunning Valley of the Rocks.
Devon is certainly a land of many contrasts and adventures. For more information see www.visitdevon.co.uk
Come the winter, and the boats and toys are put away and the estuary belongs once again to one of the richest and most varied populations of birds found anywhere in the country.
As a designated SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest), the Exe estuary extends 10km south from Exeter to the open sea at Dawlish Warren. This unique habitat is made up of
Still the estuary remains a working habitat. Exe mussels are cultivated in the estuary, scallops are picked by hand from the Lyme Bay sea bed by scuba divers; the Compass Rose, a day-fishing boat, works out of Lympstone village and commercial trawlers still land a varied catch at Exmouth docks throughout the year.
Exeter, Devon’s capital, lies 11 miles north of TLC on the Exe river. It is a vibrant and lively cathedral city, attractive and steeped in history pre-dating the arrival of the Romans in AD 50. The imposing Roman and medieval city wall is still intact in many places and archaeologists have uncovered much of interest from the distant past.
The gothic cathedral dates from the 11th century, while there are still lovely, half-timbered Tudor buildings that somehow survived the bombings of World War II. Above all, Exeter is a city for today, with a varied cultural scene, good places to eat and drink, independent shops (explore Fore Street), and a lively quayside area. It is also the home of the Exeter Chiefs who play their matches at Sandy Park. For more information see www.visitexeter.com
The Jurassic Coast begins in nearby Exmouth and extends some 95 miles to the east along the Devon and Dorset coast as far as Studland Bay. Here the story of our Earth is revealed through 185 million years, as the geology of the cliffs records the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. A journey that recalls a time of deserts, tropical seas, ancient forests, and lush swamps, all which are recorded in the cliffs and rocks. The Jurassic Coast is unique in being the only place on our planet that so reveals the ancient past in this manner and it is considered a site of outstanding scientific interest. It is also one of the most beautiful places simply to explore and discover on foot, walking along any stretch of the South West Coast Path. For further information visit www.jurassiccoast.org and www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk