On a cottage holiday, Dawlish and Newton Abbot are well worth a visit.
Dawlish is a popular Devon holiday town, located between Teignmouth and Exeter and across the estuary from Exmouth. It has three beaches, and gives easy access to neighbouring Dawlish Warren, with its two miles of sand providing safe family bathing along the Exe Estuary. The town is worth exploring with its mixture of Regency period buildings and modern shopping centre. Aside from the beaches, the Lawn is the focal point of the town; an attractive public green space filled with mature trees and exotic plants and much used by locals and holidaymakers alike. Dawlish Water runs through the centre of the Lawn and is home to the famous Dawlish black swans and a variety of other birdlike. On summer evenings, this watercourse is illuminated making it a lovely place to take an evening stroll before heading off for dinner at one of the town’s restaurants or continuing on to the seafront.