Things to Do
Dawlish is one of the most archetypal seaside towns in the country. Once a tiny fishing port, it’s now a lively yet relaxed holiday destination for people who want to make their budget stretch further, without skimping on fun.
Famous for its black swans, Dawlish is a traditional seaside resort with red sandstone cliffs overlooking a sandy beach. If you get the chance, take a train to or from the town, as the railway runs right alongside the seafront – a particularly dramatic ride especially in the winter.
Dawlish Warren Beach Resort and Nature Reserve
Close to the town centre, Dawlish Warren Blue Flag beach resort and nature reserve is a great day out for the family, with miles of sandy beaches, pirate-themed mini-golf, go-karting and an assortment of amusements and children’s rides. For the adults, there’s an 18-hole golf course and a pedestrianised shopping area - enough to keep everyone happy.
The wildlife reserve there is world class, and the keen-eyed can spot a variety of small mammals, birds, reptiles and insects throughout the year.
Dawlish knows how to have a good time, too. August sees lots of events in the town all leading up to Dawlish Carnival week while the Dawlish Air Show is another big summer attraction.
Whether you want to lie on the beach, make a splash in the water or chill out in the town, make sure you visit to Dawlish when you stay on the English Riviera, South Devon’s beautiful bay.
For further details of places to stay, things to do and events in Teignbridge and the South Hams, please visit the official Visit South Devon website.
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The Ghurka is an authentic Nepalese and Indian restaurant in the heart of seaside town, Dawlish. They are open in the evenings every day, and at lunch times if prior booking is made.
Guests can view the original equipment used in the old flour mill and on the outside the huge waterwheel still turns. The menu comprises lunch, drinks and afternoon tea with the latter being their speciality
The restaurant boasts superb sea views which are unsurpassed for miles around.
We have an extensive menu and monthly specials that run along-side our “Farmers Feast Carvery” as well as some home-made meals for children
The Mount Pleasant is an historic building overlooking Dawlish Warren.
Whether you want great food, or just a well-served pint, the Mount Pleasant Inn prides itself on being a friendly pub
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