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. Cyclists and walkers can follow the scenic route from Dawlish to Exeter or cross the estuary on the pedestrian ferry at nearby Starcross to Exmouth where you can join the Exe Estuary Trail.
Just outside of Dawlish, just off the A379 and along a private drive leading to a small, family-run campsite is Lockwood, an attractive detached bungalow with its own secluded and enclosed garden. The spacious lounge has large sofas and plenty of room for everyone, off which the kitchen has glazed doors which lead to a sunny paved terrace. The master bedroom has an adjoining dressing room and the second bedroom has twin beds which can be linked to make a 6ft double.
Ground Floor: Lounge. Kitchen/Diner. Bedroom 1 with double bed and adjoining dressing room. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, zip and link to make a 6ft double bed. Shower Room with shower, WC and washbasin.
North east of Dawlish is Dawlish Warren, a sand spit at the mouth of the River Exe on the English Riviera. Dawlish Warren has shops, a golf course and a nature reserve. Guided tours around the Reserve are available in the summer. The beach at Dawlish Warren is Blue Flag and backed by dunes and lakes, stretching tothe Exe Estuary in one direction and Dawlish in the other. The beach provides seaside fun, open-air events, children's entertainers and firework displays in the summer. Dawlish Warren has a railway station on the Exeter to Newton Abbot line, one of the most scenic railway journeys in the country. Nearby there is Paignton Zoo, the Dartmouth Steam Railway, the fishing harbour of Brixham and the pier and promenade at Teignmouth. An English seaside resort, great for family holidays.
Devon has quite a few claims to fame such as being the backdrop to many films, including; War Horse - starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, and directed by Steven Spielberg. Sense and Sensibility - starring Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant and Kate Winslet. The French Lieutenant's Woman - starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons. Edge Of Tomorrow: Live Die Repeat - starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and Brendan Gleeson. So you may recognise a few of the locations from their appearances on the big screen.
Did you know that Agatha Christie, Reverend John Russell, Sir Francis Drake, and Sir Walter Raleigh all hailed from Devon? Agatha Christie went on to become a best-selling novelist, Reverend John Russell developed the Jack Russell Terrier, Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the world, and Sir Walter Raleigh became a famous explorer.
South Devon is home to over 20 miles of Torbay coastline which is otherwise known as the 'English Riviera'. Brixton, Paignton and Torquay are the three Riviera towns and are great places to enjoy a day at the seaside. So if you fancy some fresh sea air and picturesque views then visit the 'English Riviera'.
The Dartmoor National Park can be found in Devon and offers visitors a dramatic moorland landscape, ancient woodland, rare wildlife and notable influences, such as the location for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes case 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'.
We hope you enjoy your break in Devon!