Situated in South Devon, between the estuaries of the rivers Exe and Teign, Dawlish became popular as a resort in the late 18th century and has remained popular ever since.
Today, a packed event and entertainment programme ensures that Dawlish remains a favourite holiday destination. In the centre of the town an attractive park has an abundance of flowerbeds, giant cacti, tall palms and other exotic plants, which provide a superb background for the stream that cascades over a series of waterfalls. Black swans and several species of waterfowl have made the brook their home.
Wether you plan a holiday or short break in Dawlish you'll find plenty of accommodation to choose from hotels , holiday cottages, camping and holiday parks and friendly B and B's and Guest Houses can be both in Dawlish and in the surrounding area of this beautiful part of South Devon.
There is a good selection of cafes, inns and restaurants in Dawlish, many serving the famous Devon cream teas, and for those looking for entertainment or activities there is a theatre, museum, swimming pool, boat trips and a bowling green.
Dawlish has three beaches to choose from, Boat Cove, Coryton Cove and one stretching all the way to Dawlish Warren.
The Warren is ideal for seaside fun. With a gentle slope into the sea the beach is perfect for families, and a team of lifeguards is on hand to keep an eye on safety.
The Warren has some of the most luxurious accommodation in the area and the local pubs serve a good selection of meals. Also, with a golf course, cycle hire and plenty of good walks, this area has something for all ages.
Dawlish is also an ideal choice of a place to stay if you are looking for a base to discover South Devon. Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, Dartmoor , Exeter, Teignmouth, and Exmouth are all within easy driving distance from Dawlish.
If ypou should be travelling by train to the West Country you'll be a ble to enjoy one of the most spectacular views of Dawlish as the train line hugs the coast as it passes through Dawlish.
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