Thursday, 10 August 2017

5 Reasons To Visit Exmouth


I like to think of myself as Devon's biggest tourism advocate in the blogging world. In terms of beaches, Devon is often overshadowed by its neighbour Cornwall but I strongly believe that Devon has a lot of beautiful beaches to offer. So, here's 5 reasons to visit the little seaside town of Exmouth.


Ice cream
Like any good Devonshire seaside resort, there is a huge selection of ice cream shops and parlours. And one of the best things about getting ice cream in Devon is that they top it with clotted cream which is actually the most delicious thing ever. Calories don't exist in Devon, by the way.



The town
There's a small town full of local shops. Shops like these are definitely a dying breed which is a shame because wandering around little green grocers and cheese shops is one of my favourite things to do. And they have a Roley's Fudge Shop which, for anyone who hasn't experienced this Charlie's Chocolate Factory of a shop, is a chain of fudge shops where they make the most crumbly, creamy fudge ever in all different flavours.   



Sand
Sand is a rare sight on a beach in Devon. We have plenty of pebble beaches but not so many sandy beaches so Exmouth is definitely a good visit for anyone looking to make a sandcastle or sunbathe on a surface that is slightly less pebbly. But, in defence of pebble beaches, they are perfect for skimming stones and searching for fossils - especially on the Jurassic Coast.


The park
Exmouth has a lovely, big park full of insta worthy flower installations - I'm all about getting that perfect insta shot. They even have live music fairly regularly and different family fun days throughout the summer.


Accessibility
Probably the least exciting reason but one of the most important - this town is super accessible. It's only a 20 minutes car ride from Devon's capital city of Exeter and has a direct train straight from Exeter to Exmouth. It's the perfect locations for a little Sunday afternoon trip on a long weekend break in Exeter.

Have you ever visited Exmouth? Where is your favourite beach in the UK?
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3 comments

  1. Ahh I can see that Devon does get overshadowed by Cornwall (I went to Cornwall every year growing up). Although I have been to Devon and think it's lovely there x

    LAURA ­| Laura Thinks About

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  2. This is so beautiful and the ice-cream looks yummy. I really love Devon and have been to a couple of places there.
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  3. The ice cream looks delicious! I haven't been to Devon yet but it's somewhere I'd love to visit, the beaches look beautiful xx

    Toasty

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