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Things to Do in Dawlish

If you’re looking for a great coastal town for a traditional seaside holiday then Dawlish is the answer. With sandy beaches, family attractions, amusements, walks, cycle routes, mini golf and relaxing gardens there’s lots to see and plenty of things to do in Dawlish and Dawlish Warren.

The traditional seaside town of Dawlish, with its early Victorian and classic Regency style, has long be a popular holiday and day trip destination. Whether you’re visiting with friends or family or fancy a trip away with a loved one Dawlish has an exciting mix of attractions, places to eat and drink and things to do both in town and nearby.

Its location close to other seaside resorts, the River Exe, the city of Exeter and wonderful countryside makes it not only perfect for a great beach break but for enjoying everything else this incredible region has to offer.

While in Dawlish don’t forget to visit the Town Brook and see if you can spot the famous Black Swans, they can often be seen swimming in the gentle stream or nesting on the banks.

For help and advice when visiting the town pop by the Tourist Information Centre, located in the centre of town on The Lawn, the friendly staff are happy to offer advice and information on any aspect of your holiday.

To the North East of Dawlish is the seaside resort of Dawlish Warren with its long blue flag beach, sand dunes, amusements and nature reserve. Dawlish Warren can be reached by road, train or by walking along the South West Coast Path. The coastal path hugs the red cliffs as it follows the train line along the coast, providing fantastic views out to sea as you walk between the two resorts.

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Useful information

Girl Guides

There are a few places available in our Guide Unit this term for girls ages 10 - 14. To make an enquiry visit

Sports kit sponsors

We would like to say a big thank you to both Eric Mahy from Go Green Devon Ltd and Richard Cottrell from Crescent Landscapes SW for sponsoring a brand new sports kit for Gatehouse! The children represented Gatehouse at a football match against Kingskerswell Primary school yesterday - well done children for a great match!

Thank you again to our sponsors!

Go Green Devon Ltd

Crescent Landscapes SW

Community support

"Flourish" - a collaborative art project with Daisi and The Helen Foundation

New Clothing Bank at Gatehouse Primary Academy