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Postcode: EX7 | code search
Population: 13000
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Folk Customs:
Burning the Ashen Faggot
Hatherleigh Carnival Tar Barrels
Kingsteignton Ram Roast
Passing the Port
Pretty Maid’s Charity
Tar Barrels & Rock Cannons of Ottery
The Barnstaple Shilling
Turning the Devil’s Stone

Dawlish Events

Dawlish Arts Festival

Dawlish Horse Show

Rowland Cup Bowling Competition
Sefton Cup Bowling Competition

Air Display including Red Arrows
Dawlish Carnival Week

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Golden Sands Holiday Park
"Just because you want value for money does not make you a "Cheapo" or a "Chav". I have a degree and a good job but wanted somewhere I could go ..." More

Golden Sands Holiday Park
"Listen here you stupid cheapo chavs. I used to work here before I went to Uni. It is a CHEAP place to stay that your budget allows. You are CHEAP. Stop ..." More

Dawlish Sands Holiday Park
"Site generally run down, gold standard caravan was poor in terms of general lack of maintenance. Staff don't seem to care about any customer concerns, just happy to take the ..." More

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High above the red cliffs of the East Devon coast, lies the resort of Dawlish. The popular resort has many good shops, cafes and restaurants for year-round tourists. In early times the area was known as “Deawisc”, Celtic for “Devil water”, Attributed to the strong waters of Dawlish Water, a rivulet which runs through the town out to sea and occasionally swept away livestock. Running alongside Dawlish Water is a park with bowling green, bandstand and hatchery for waterfowl. During the 19th Century, Dawlish became a popular watering place among the aristocracy, who would arrive for the Summer with their entire households. Growing so fashionable, it was mentioned in the novels of Charles Dickens and Jane Austin. The encroachment of the railway towards the end of the Century brought the working class to Dawlish, forcing the wealthy to abandon their fine villas, many converted to hotels and guest houses. Today, Dawlish still depends very much on the tourist industry, though many of the hotels have been converted into private houses. Out of the town for some peace and quiet and the visitor will find Dawlish Warren, 3 miles of some of the most beautiful sandy beaches on the Devon coast.


Coryton Cove
Dawlish Museum
Dawlish Warren Beach


Cofton Country Holidays
Golden Sands Holiday Park
Leadstone Camping


Lyme Bay View
Mustard House
The Railway Carriage


Old Dispensery
Terrace House Dental Surgery
The Dental Surgery


The Barton Surgery

Estate Agent

Bradleys Estate Agents
Fulfords Estate Agents
Wilsons Estate Agents

Holiday Park

Cofton Country Holidays
Dawlish Sands Holiday Park
Ladys Mile

Portmile Lodges
Welcome Family Holiday Park

Pub and Bar

Exeter Inn
Railway Inn
Smugglers Inn
Swan Inn
Welcome Inn
White Hart


Cofton Country Holidays
Ladys Mile
Mustard House
Portmile Lodges
The Railway Carriage


Scott Richards


Arrow Cabs
Dawlish Taxis
Holden Cars


Christine Taylor

Lloyd Maunder
Park Road Pets
Bill & Taylor Partnership
Bags Of Value
Tillys Tea Room
The Terrace Cafe
Home Made Bakers
Jens Sweet Shop
Charles Salt Fine Wines


Ashcombe Adventure Centre Ltd(Adventure)

Places to Stay near Dawlish

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Lyme Bay House (0.23 miles)

Lyme Bay House

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Lyme Bay House is a friendly and comfortable licensed Guest House centrally situated and close to the centre of the historic South Devon town of Dawlish. It is only 11 ... More

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Cofton Country Holidays (2.13 miles)

Cofton Country Holidays

A Glorious Corner of Devon

A family-run four star holiday park in a Glorious Corner of Devon. Nestled in a secluded valley, this award-winning park lies in rolling hills, open parkland and mature woodland. Brimming with ... More | visit website

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Cliffden Hotel (2.55 miles)

Cliffden Hotel

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The Cliffden Hotel is a mere 200 yards from one of the finest blue flagged beaches in South Devon. Complete with a 15 metre heated indoor swimming pool and seven ... More

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Thornhill Hotel (2.63 miles)

Thornhill Hotel
An elegant Georgian building, with residential licence, comprising 9 comfortable well-appointed bedrooms,each furnished with flat screen TV. Where you will receive a warm welcome and you will be assured of a comfortable and relaxing stay. ... More | visit website
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Ash Hotel (3.05 miles)

Ash Hotel
Ash Hotel is on the sea front, overlooking Exmouth beach, close to the marina and is only 5 minutes walk from Exmouth town centre & train/bus station. All rooms are beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and comfortable. Choice ... More | visit website
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Cavendish (3.16 miles)


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This delightful hotel is wonderfully situated on the level seafront next to Exmouth's fine golden sands, a few minutes' walk from the shops. All 76 rooms have central heating, bath ... More

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Imperial Hotel (3.26 miles)

Imperial Hotel
Retaining all the character and charm of a building typical of this period,The Imperial Hotel boasts the Victorian style Raleigh Restaurant, lounge area and an outdoor swimming pool. Designed by the son of Sir Charles ... More | visit website
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Manor Hotel (3.32 miles)

Manor Hotel
The Manor Hotel is a family run hotel and is in a enviable position situated on Exmouth's historic Regency Beacon. The Manor Hotel is just a few houses away from the former residence of Lady ... More | visit website
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Potters Mooring Hotel (3.35 miles)

Potters Mooring Hotel
Potters Mooring was formerly a sea captains residence and dates from 1625 when Shaldon was a small fishing community. Today Potters Mooring has been lovingly refurbished to the highest standards whilst retaining it's quiet charm ... More | visit website
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The Swallows Guest House (3.38 miles)

The Swallows Guest House
The Swallows is a late Georgian house situated in an attractive residential area. Seafront and beach are within 300 yards of the house, and Exmouth town centre and station is just a 5 minute easy ... More | visit website

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