24 hours in Exmouth: A town guide

PUBLISHED: 10:58 19 February 2019 | UPDATED: 11:01 19 February 2019

Exmouth (c) Dr Bob Hall, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Exmouth (c) Dr Bob Hall, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)


Need to make the most of your 24 hours in Exmouth? Here are some great things to do and places to eat or shop


Exmouth Beaches

The quintessential British seaside; the Exmouth beaches boast golden sand for building sandcastles, rock pools and stunning vistas, plus local wildlife.

Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre

Visit this family-run bird of prey centre and experience a range of different courses suitable for families, parties and events.

Avocet Line

Take a leisurely stroll along the South West Coast Path on the Avocet Line, from Exmouth to Lympstone and look out for the wildlife, from seals to otters and buzzards.


Night time

Lympstone Manor Hotel

The brainchild of celebrated chef Michael Caines MBE, this Grade II listed Georgian manor house and estate is the ultimate in luxury.

The Penthouse, Sunnymead

The ideal place to stay if you’re looking to self-cater, this contemporary open plan apartment boasts a private terrace overlooking the estuary.

Summer Wind Guest House

Unwind in a tranquil guest house just three minutes from the seafront. Each stunning room has its own charming theme.



River Exe Café

Take a water taxi from the marina out to the custom barge in the Exe Estuary for an unforgettable dining experience. Enjoy the finest award-winning fare. (From April to September)

Grapevine Brewhouse and Ruby Kitchen

Grapevine Brewhouse boasts the finest award-winning local ales and Ruby Kitchen’s burgers.

Bumble and Bee

If you’re looking for the ultimate cream tea, this multi award-winning tea room in the Manor Gardens is the perfect place. Or try Bumble and Sea at Orcombe Point.




Shop from an exclusively curated collection of pieces by brands including White Stuff, Sandwich and Minstral. Think vibrant knits, printed blouses and statement accessories.

Tempus The Jeweller

Visit Tempus for a selection of stunning jewellery, gifts and timepieces, plus watch and jewellery repairs and unrivalled service.

Unique Boutique

With a range of fashion accessories, jewellery and gifts including Italian leather handbags, locally made art and jewellery pieces, Unique is a gem.


Reader suggestions

Philip Griffin: Stuartline Cruises along the Jurassic Coast. Simply stunning.

Wendy Tucker: Aby’s on the sea front for really nice food and polite staff.

Joan Newstead: Rockfish for wonderful fish dishes and excellent friendly staff.

Next month we will be looking at Crediton

Send your suggestions of places we should mention to emily.diamond@archant.co.uk

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