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Out & About In East Devon

Picture - Red Cliffs in Sidmouth

East Devon has much to offer throughout the year. Step back in time and enjoy a magical vista of sea, beaches, the only natural World Heritage designated site in England.  Enjoy the most breathtaking views from the South West Coastal Path or simply unwind. Enjoy life at a leisurely pace.

Exmouth is one of England’s oldest holiday seaside-towns and the western gateway World Heritage Coast Site.

Budleigh Salterton, situated at the mouth of the River Otter, is an historic traditional seaside town nestling on the edge of a unique pebble beach with spectacular red cliffs.

Sidmouth is a picture book Regency town for coast and countryside. An idyllic holiday setting with an unhurried charm.

For one of the oldest and most historic towns in Devon visit Ottery St Mary, which offers an ideal base away from seaside crowds, yet is close to the World Heritage Coast Site.

Honiton has an historic reputation for lace making but today this is also a major centre for antiques, with some 30 shops devoted to furniture, art and second-hand books. Honiton is also the home of the Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG), East Devon's only public free admission art gallery, which hosts a continually changing programme of intriguing, entertaining, and sometimes quite challenging contemporary exhibitions (see

Tucked away in the south east corner of Devon is unspoilt Axe Valley.

East Devon is blessed with beautiful countryside - ready for you to discover. In fact two thirds of the District are recognised as being nationally important for its high landscape quality and designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) - the East Devon AONB covers some 270sq km of stunning landscape between Exmouth, to Lyme Regis and up to Honiton, whilst to the north of Honiton you will find the Blackdown Hills AONB.

Please use the links above to view further details of East Devon's award winning beaches and gardens, stunning museums and galleries and links to our tourist information offices.

Page last updated on 28 January 2015