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How to enjoy a stay in Dawlish

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Dawlish is a town on the south Devon coast. It has a town beach as well the attractive Coryton Cove and the nature reserve of Dawlish Warren. It is also famously home to the black swan. Exeter and Torquay are both 10 miles away and Dartmoor just 15 miles making it the perfect base for a Devon holiday.
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The best way to arrive in Dawlish is by train along the famous Brunel built coastal 'atmospheric' railway. Picturesque scenery and a fantastic feat of engineering all in one. The station itself must have one of the best views in the country from its platform.
From the station take a walk along the coast with the sea on your right. You will notice the distinctive red rock on your left and ahead of you. Follow the path for a mile and you will reach the Red Rock cafe, the perfect place to stop and refuel!
Turning the other way from the station and walking with the sea on your left you will pass the fishing and rowing boats and then come to the picturesque beach huts. Continue to the sheltered, sandy Coryton Cove passing the Pirate's Chest tea hut (open in season only).
Walking away from the coast the town is well worth a visit.There is an attractive brook and gardens running the length of the town where black swans can always been seen, along with a number of different waterfowl. There is an aviary enclosure where the waterfowl are protected when breeding.
There are many small shops selling pasties, ice cream and local produce. Cafes are plentiful and most serve traditional Devonshire cream teas.
Boat trips can be taken from the coast including trips up the river Exe and to Torquay, trips around the bay and sea fishing expeditions for the more adventurous!
Dawlish Warren with more beaches, amusements and a large and important nature reserve is a short train ride away.
Dawlish is a popular holiday resort and yet maintains its character and charm. It is ideal for a day trip, a weekend stay or a weeks holiday.
It is interesting to read about the 'Atmospheric Railway'
Dawlish Warren is a haven for wildlife and bird enthusiasts


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