Take a ride to Exmouth on the Jurassic Coast, with its long sandy beach, interesting town centre and the Exe Estuary with its abundance of wildlife.
Things to do
Take a boat trip on the Exe to view the wildlife. The estuary is an important habitat for both resident and migratory birds, as well as seals and birds of prey. A circular cruise will let you see the best of the estuary and its wildlife. The cruise departs from Exmouth Marina – for details of trips visit www.stuartlinecruises.co.uk. The Marina is a short walk from the town centre bus stops and railway station.
Walk to Orcombe Point – with two miles of promenade flanking its sandy beach, it is a pleasant level walk. Along the way, stop off at the new lifeboat station, model railway, or pause for a drink at one of the cafés.
Stop off at the National Trust property of A La Ronde. This 18th Century house is built to a sixteen-sided design. Its interior includes a collection of souvenirs from the grand tour, as well as a feather frieze and shell room. To visit A La Ronde, get off bus 57 at Courtlands Cross.
Visit the World of Country Life at Sandy Bay. As well as the large collection of vintage cars, bikes and steam engines, there’s also a recreated Victorian Street. For children there is a large play area and animals.
Getting to Exmouth
From Exeter, catch the 57. The 157 links Exmouth with Sidmouth. All the bus services stop in the town centre, which is a short walk from the Marina and Sea Front. Service 95 links Exmouth and Sandy Bay from Easter to late October.
The Avocet Line train also links Exmouth and Exeter with views over the Exe Estuary. The Railway Station is a short walk from the Marina and Sea Front. To visit Sandy Bay, catch service 95 from the Bus Station adjacent to the Railway Station.
If you are travelling from further afield, take the bus or train to Exeter and then catch one of the services listed above.
Use our Interactive Bus Map