Dawlish WarrenDawlish Category Outdoor Activities, For the Family, For the Kids, Nature & Wildlife, Entertainment
If you’re looking for a quality beach holiday, with plenty to see and do, Dawlish Warren ticks all the boxes. With it's long beach, clean waters and amusements it offers a traditional seaside holiday.
Despite Dawlish Warren’s popularity you don’t have to worry about crowds. The beach is one and a half miles long and there’s always something going on, either on the sands or nearby.
If you like to surf, then you’ll be able to have a crack at the offshore swells, safe in the knowledge that the area is watched by RNLI lifeguards. There is also plenty of accommodation nearby, from B&Bs and self-catering cottages to hotels. But if it’s getting back to nature you’re after, there are plenty of campsites to be found around the area too.
As part of the Exe Estuary, Dawlish Warren is one of the most important areas for wildfowl and wading birds in the country. Thousands of birds come to feed or to spend the winter here, attracting bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts. The surrounding dunes and grassland are home to over 600 types of flowering plants. Dawlish Warren is internationally recognised as an important ecological site and as such is protected by both national and international laws. If you want to learn more there is a visitor’s centre offering information about the wildlife reserve. From here you can gain access to the various hides dotted throughout the various habitats on-site.