The pretty seaside town of Dawlish is famous for the black swans that live amongst other waterfowl on the brook which flows through the town.
Very much a traditional seaside town, the sandy beach is backed by shops, cafes and amusements.
At neighbouring Dawlish Warren you'll find miles of Blue Flag beach backed by sand dunes and a nature reserve with meadows and freshwater ponds.
The reserve attracts huge numbers of migratory birds and is a magnet for bird watchers and nature lovers.
Cyclists and walkers can follow the scenic route from Dawlish to Exeter, which runs alongside the Exeter Canal and the River Exe.
A ferry from nearby Starcross takes passengers with or without bikes across the estuary to Exmouth where you can join the Exe Estuary Trail.
Within 30 minutes’ drive of Exeter, Torbay and the Dartmoor National Park, this really is the perfect base from which to explore this diverse part of South Devon.
Just outside of Dawlish, just off the A379 and along a private drive leading to a small, family-run campsite is The Roost, an attractive detached cottage with its own private, enclosed garden.
The sunlit ground floor living space is open plan, with a handsome beamed ceiling and glazed doors to the garden.
On the first floor the double bedroom is open to the stairs, creating a lofty spacious sleeping area.
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About the location
Teignmouth 3 miles; Exeter 16 miles; Exmouth 23.5
A charming seaside town set on the southern coast. The town of Dawlish offers all of the facilities for day-to-day living including a pleasant variety of shops, restaurants and cafés and a small cinema. Dawlish is famous for its Black Swans that live with other wildfowl on the Dawlish Water that runs through the central town park down to the sea, at night in the summer it is beautifully lit by strings of coloured lights. Dawlish comes with a wonderful, sandy beach with a crazy golf course also nearby, it is the perfect place for a family holiday. Up the coast is Dawlish Warren that can be reached by car or train or, for those energetic types, a walk along the sea wall. Further afield, Dawlish mainline station offers access to Exeter, Exmouth, Torquay, Paignton or even Plymouth, trains are plentiful.
Note: Babies and children from 2 year(s) to 18 year(s) not allowed Note: For any holiday starting between 16th September and 27th May, a heating supplement of £10.00 will be added to the cost of your holiday.