Dawlish Warren is the perfect place for seaside fun, the beach is great for families to enjoy playing in the water knowing that the RNLI lifeguards are keeping an eye on safety. Together with a 500 acre nature reserve, shops and pubs make it a destination for everyone.
“Been coming to Dawlish Warren since I was a young lad... and still going strong. Now my daughter is hooked on the place. Can't wait to get down there again. Always guaranteed a nice time."
Jim Hudd, Chippenham - May 25, 2012
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The Family Beach Resort at Dawlish Warren
Welcome to the popular seaside holiday resort of Dawlish Warren at the mouth of the Exe Estuary, with its long Blue Flag beach, sand dunes, and challenging 18 hole links golf course which lies only a short distance away. You are in good company... 95% of visitors would recommend Dawlish Warren to a friend. (Source: DWT Visitor survey 2011)
The 500 acre Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve, which includes the Exe estuary, is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and attracts many unusual species of seabirds and waders in their thousands. Read the "Devon Life" article!
Create memories that will be treasured for years to come...
Dawlish Warren maintains its reputation as one of South Devon's favourite family holiday destinations. The sand-dune backed Blue Flag beach make it ideal for families with young children. There is varied entertainment for people of all ages with both traditional and modern pubs, bars and restaurants which all help create memorable family holidays that will be treasured always.
There is plenty of accommodation to choose from at Dawlish Warren; Campsites, Holiday parks, a 3* Hotel, Camping Coaches, B&B, and Apartments.... you will find something that meets your budget at our family beach resort.
During the summer there are many free open-air events, children's entertainers and a spectacular firework display. Come and enjoy Dawlish Carnival Week and witness the fantastic Dawlish Airshow at August Bank Holiday. The Dawlish Triathlon takes place at the end of September - three more great reasons to visit!
Out and about - by foot, bicycle, car, bus or train!
You will of course, want to see as much of Devon as possible whilst staying at Dawlish Warren and the resort is ideally situated for you to do just this. You will find that except for high season (late July to the end of August) the roads are reasonably quiet and tourist attractions are not overcrowded. Cycling on the Exe Estuary Trail is an environmentally friendly way of seeing some amazing scenery...
There are so many "Things to do" and the ease with which traffic can move out and around the County from Dawlish Warren constantly amazes visitors. Dawlish, Teignmouth & Shaldon are all nearby... Take a look at all these great Places To Visit.
Don't take our word for it! Come and experience a truly British Beach Holiday - you will be most welcome and all at Dawlish Warren will be delighted to serve you.
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Photo credits - Tony Cobley: www.tonycobley.co.uk; VisitSouthDevon.co.uk, Dawlish Town Council, Dan Burton: www.underwaterimages.co.uk; Mark Rogers: www.langstone-hotel.co.uk, Ian Birdsey: www.blackboard-associates.co.uk; Anthony Steel: www.anthonytsteel.co.uk, www.therailwaycentre.com, www.petemillson.com, www.teignbridge.gov.uk, www.dawlish.gov.uk, Nik Langdon, John Morton, Kiel Prescott, and all those who have submitted pictures!