Exmouth

Exmouth is a popular seaside resort in Devon. It boasts 2 miles of beautiful golden sandy beach

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40 miles from Highlands End
37.8 miles from Golden Cap
43.3 miles from Graston Copse
62.9 miles from Sandyholme

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Exmouth lies at the Western end of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. It is a popular seaside resort with plenty to offer visitors of all ages, including family friendly attractions and an award-winning beach. There is so much to see and do here during a day trip from one of our West Dorset Leisure Holidays parks. We highly recommend a visit during your stay if you’re looking for a quintessential day at the beach.

Exmouth beach

Exmouth boasts the longest seafront in Devon and over 2 miles of golden sandy beach. In the summer it’s an idyllic spot to spend quality family time whilst enjoying the great outdoors. Children will love building sandcastles, paddling in the shallows and exploring rockpools at low tide. Adults can relax and unwind with a good book in hand, whilst taking in the views.

When the conditions are right watersports enthusiasts flock to this part of the coastline to play in the waves. Exmouth has earned a reputation as one of the best windsurfing and kitesurfing destinations in the South West and it’s not difficult to see why. There are plenty of activity providers offering lessons and equipment hire if you fancy getting out on the water during your visit. If you’re looking for something a little more sedate, Stuart Line Cruises run scenic boat trips throughout the year.

A walk along the promenade will take you to the marina. Here you can spend some time looking at the boats and colourful apartments that flank the harbour walls. There’s also a selection of delicious cafes to pick up a bite to eat.

Family friendly resort

Visitors with young children will find plenty of things to do in Exmouth to keep the little ones entertained. A land train runs along the promenade and there’s also a crazy golf course, amusements arcade and RNLI lifeboat information centre. Further in the town you’ll find a cinema, theatre and bowling alley. The World of Country Life farm and Crealy Theme Park are nearby.

Walking and Cycling

Exmouth is situated on the Eastern bank of the River Exe, where the river meets the sea. It’s a haven for wildlife and home to many varieties of birds. In the winter, migrating species travel from afar to take advantage of our mild temperatures. There’s always plenty to see no matter what time of year you visit.

You can enjoy a spot of bird watching during a leisurely walk along the estuary. This area is also popular with cyclists thanks to the Exe Estuary Cycle Trail, which can be followed all the way to Dawlish. Keen hikers can tick off sections of South West Coast Path that pass through the town.

Food and Drink 

A trip to Exmouth isn’t complete without indulging in some fish and chips. There are plenty of kiosks lining the seafront as well as well as a number of independent restaurants in the town. We highly recommend stopping at Rockfish, if you’re hoping to sample locally caught seafood. Make sure you make a reservation as it can busy during the summer months!

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Our Awards & Accreditations

Our parks have been recognised as some of the best in Dorset and the South West. We're extremely proud of the awards and it's easy to see why our guests return year on year. You can be safe in the knowledge that you're staying at one of the best parks in the county! Please note awards vary by Park - there is more information on the pages for each park.

dorset tourism awards gold 2021/222021 travelers choice tripadvisor awarddavid bellamy blooming marvellous pledge for nature 2022david bellamy conservation gold award 2020/21taste of the west south west england award 2022david bellmay conservation award honey bee friendly park awardgolden cap holiday park commended south westthe queens green canopy platinum jubilee logoplastic free champion surfers against sewage

What our guests say

  • The Most Magical Campsite

    We have just come back from the most magical few days staying at Highlands End. In fact, it was so good we extended our stay by a few days whilst on park. We are new to campsites and this was beyond my expectations

    Mr Scott - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • Happy second visit

    Perfectly clean, ample space, lovely views, close to everything, what more could be asked for?

    Dan Pipper - Tripadvisor
    Golden Cap

  • Well maintained and quiet

    Lovely clean and tidy site. well maintained and quiet in walking distance to Hive Beach and West Bay only a couple of miles away over the coastal walk.

    Linda S - Google Reviews
    Graston Copse

  • Friendliest park on the Dorset coast

    Possibly the friendliest park on the Dorset coast. Staff are exceptional, very helpful and keep the place spotless. The views are fantastic. Showers and toilets are very modern and extremely clean.

    Mr Leck - Tripadvisor
    Highlands End

  • Fantastic

    This is a lovely quiet, friendly, well maintained site with very friendly, helpful staff who are knowledgeable about the local area and more than happy to pass on useful information to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

    Nigel White - Tripadvisor
    Sandyholme

  • Wonderful three night stay

    Our pitch was spacious and quiet. The facilities were clean and a generous number of showers etc whatever time we needed them. A very picturesque site and plenty to do straight from the van without the need to drive

    Rachel L - Pitch Up
    Golden Cap

  • Beautiful weekend away

    This park is in a wonderful location. The local village is beautiful and only a 15 min walk along the river. The beach is then another 15 minutes along - again a beautiful walk. We were blessed with amazing weather so we spent the afternoon on Hive Beach.

    Clairey16 - Tripadvisor
    Graston Copse

  • Ideal base for exploring

    Ideal base for exploring Dorset , everywhere we wanted to visit was within easy reach . Site itself was very good, nice and quite and clean and staff very friendly.

    James S - Tripadvisor
    Sandyholme