Dawlish

Dawlish

  • Home to the famous Black Swans
  • Dawlish Ale Trail
  • Quiet and relaxed town centre

Dawlish has been a popular seaside resort since the 18th Century and is situated on Brunel’s most scenic South Devon Coast Railway.

Dawlish is set at the edge of beautiful undulating countryside as it meets the striking cliffs of the sandstone coastline. There are three beaches; Boat Cove, Coryton Cove and the town beach that stretches all the way to the award-winning beach of Dawlish Warren.

For places to stay in Devon, as a base from which to visit Dawlish and the surrounding area, please see: Country House Hotels in Devon , Coastal Hotels in Devon , Spa Hotels in Devon , Bed & Breakfasts in Devon or Self-Catering Cottages in Devon

The town itself has a lovely park called The Lawn adjacent to which is The Brook which cascades along a series of waterfalls on its way to the sea. Here in the park you will find the famous Black Swans – a beautiful sight along with other waterfowl.

There are plenty of shopping opportunities to be found in Dawlish and it also offer an Ale Trail which should take about an hour – depending on how long you stop at each pub!

Dawlish, was once the haunt of such literary giants as Charles Dickens and Jane Austen. Charles Dickens used the town as the birthplace of Nicholas Nickleby. The town has a quiet, relaxed atmosphere and at night is lit by thousands of tiny lights, making an evening stroll very atmospheric. The town has a comprehensive programme of entertainment´s and events through out the summer months, based around the band stand in the park. With a theatre, museum and art gallery, along with an obstacle golf course, fishing and boating trips, Dawlish offers something for everyone

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