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Beaches Within Easy Reach Of Your Exeter Bed and Breakfast


Exeter is a fine city for a bed and breakfast break, with more than enough activity to fill your days. But, there’s no denying that when that sun has got his hat on, an ice cream by the sea is a welcome temptation.

The trouble of course is that in Devon there are too many to choose from.

Here at Event Exeter, we’ve put our heads together and come up with a few of our favourites to give you a helping hand.

Whether it’s sand or pebbles that float your boat, our stunning coastline can definitely offer a paddling destination. So, step away from the comfort of your bed and breakfast accommodation, roll up your trousers and brave our tepid waters.


With a 2 mile stretch of golden sands, Exmouth has been a popular family holiday destination for centuries.

If water sports are your thing, then this is your dream destination for sure. Kite surfing, wind surfing, diving, you name it and Exmouth does it.

For the less energetic, a gentle swim or toe dip is a must. Time it right and you’ll stumble across amazing rock pools, a nostalgic reminder of those childhood holidays.


John Betjeman rightfully described Sidmouth as a town caught still in timeless charm. You’ll soon understand why.

As you stroll along the majestic promenade, marvel at the red cliffs that stand guard of the beautiful pebble beach and soak up some of that medicinal sea air.

If you stray from the promenade and wander through the small streets of this regency resort, you’ll find numerous quaint shops and teahouses that are simply fit for a Prince.

Budleigh Salterton

If you’re seeking a charming, unspoilt seaside town with an eclectic mix of shops and cafes, Budleigh is by far the place for you.

Renowned for its unique pebbles, the beach offers safe bathing waters if you fancy a dip.

Who doesn’t love a scenic ramble?  Take the riverside walk along the Otter estuary towards Otterton Mill. What better way to reward yourself than with one of their luscious Devon cream teas.


A natural suntrap, the beach at Beer offers nothing less than a traditional picture postcard setting.  Scattered lobster pots and fishing boats add to the charm of this ancient shingle beach.

With a fleet of fishing boats still in operation, it comes as no surprise that Beer offers a plethora of seafood traders. Shellfish, Beer crab, scallops, take your pick – the world is your lobster.

Fancy catching your own? Climb on board a mackerel fishing trip and head for the ocean waves. Surely your fellow bed and breakfast guests back in Exeter will be more than happy to share in your daily catch. 

This, of course, is merely a snippet of what Devon can offer on the beach front.

So, when you’re packing your bags for your short break in Exeter, it’s worth remembering to  leave an extra little bit of space for your bucket and spade.

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