About Exmouth


There is a thriving community and plenty to do in Exmouth, as the following websites show:

The Area

Exmouth is a large and friendly town surrounded by natural beauty. Most famous for its two miles of golden sands, to the east is the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, characterised by red sandstone cliffs in which you can see the fossilised remains of the desert sand dunes that once covered the region. To the north are the East Devon Pebblebed heaths, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with woods, streams and of course heathland. Once a huge river flowed northwards here, bringing distinctive round pebbles from Brittany. The Exe Estuary, a mile and a half wide at Exmouth, is internationally important for its bird life. Dawlish Warren, a National Nature reserve, juts into the estuary from the other side. Further beyond, and still within easy access by car, is Dartmoor, land of craggy tors and beautiful valleys. The historic city of Exeter is a short train ride to the north.

Because of this perfect setting, a holiday in Exmouth offers huge variety. If you are interested in wildlife, geology and the natural world, you are completely spoilt for choice. But these natural habitats are also perfect for many activities: climbing, walking, running, cycling, kite surfing, sailing, horse riding - you name it! If you want to chill out on the beach, you can chose the estuary side, with views up the river, to be near the cliffs, the sand dunes, the rockpools or the main area of beach just in front of Channel View itself. We are well catered for in terms of eateries - Exmouth is getting quite a name for itself here, with award-winning restaurants, various teashops and seafront cafes where you can enjoy a traditional cream tea. Being a tourist area, there are attractions to suit everyone.

We are proud to be located in The East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Channel View is within a mile of the East Devon Way, a long distance walking trail through the heart of this beautiful countryside, the AONB covers 267 sq km from Exmouth to Honiton and Axminster to Lyme Regis. We hope you enjoy visiting us in this lovely part of the country.

The area is characterised by intimate wooded combes, vast areas of heathland, fertile river valleys and breathtaking cliffs or hilltops. It includes the East Devon section of the Jurassic Coast - England's first natural World Heritage Site - and is a living, working landscape shaped by many centuries of farming activity.