A day out in Exmouth

A seaside resort with a fascinating history

This article was written on 31 August 2021
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We highly recommend a day out in the pretty coastal town of Exmouth during your stay at Forest Glade Holiday Park.

The vibrant coastal of town Exmouth has plenty to see and do and well worth a visit. Especially if you feel like shopping, trying out watersports or a day soaking up the atmosphere along the marina. All these reasons combine to make Exmouth a popular destination for our guests, just 40 minutes drive from our Devon Holiday park. Here we highlight some of our favourite things to do on a day out in Exmouth…

Exmouth beach

Exmouth beach is a beautiful two mile stretch of golden sands. The perfect relaxing atmosphere combined with activities such as watersports for all the family to enjoy. There are many waterspouts organisations in the region which can be booked for a wide range of training sessions including kite surfing and kayaking.

exmouth beach

Photo: Reading Tom on Flickr

Exmouth Museum

Given that Exmouth is considered the oldest holiday resort in Devon, there is a rich history to uncover in the area. Take a visit to Exmouth Museum to learn the fascinating story of the town and the people who, lived and worked there. Take a tour and learn about the ship building past, and stories of surviving disasters. Told through artefacts and exhibits in the Museum which opened in 1985 within a 19th century building and adjoining cottage.

Exmouth Museum

Photo: Fair-weather Snapper on Flickr

World of Country Life

On the outskirts of Exmouth in the beautiful area of Sandy Bay you’ll find World of Country Life – a great family-owned, award-winning attraction. Expect to see a range of adorable animals such as lambs, goats, calves and donkeys. As well as some of the more unusual creatures such as alpacas, rheas, llamas, red deer and ferrets. There’s also an opportunity to explore a collection of vintage vehicles and spend some time in the adventure playground.

A la Ronde

A la Ronde is an unusual 16 sided property. The quirky National trust owned attraction dates back to the 18th century and is well worth a visit. As well as the interesting and interior decoration, you can enjoy the lovely sweeping views of the River Ex.

A La Ronde

Photo: Alison Day on Flickr

Exmouth Marina

Exmouth marina is the home of a variety of boats and vessels, which makes for a charming location for a relaxing stroll and bite to eat. Having evolved from the 1860s, the story of transformation of the docks gives the area an historical context. A great place to spend some time enjoying a local ale or sampling some freshly caught local seafood.

exmouth marina

Photo credit: Ed Webster on Flickr