Things to do at Dawlish Warren

Glistening sea at Dawlish Warren

Something for everyone!

Confirmed as one of the UK's finest beach resorts, Dawlish Warren is a haven for families. Distinctive sand dunes and an internationally recognised nature reserve add uniqueness to this European Blue Flag award winning beach, which entices families to enjoy either a time-honoured seaside holiday or an idyllic day out beside the sea.

Activities and events - family days out in Devon

If it's peace and quiet you want, just walk along the beach and suddenly, you're on your own. A little piece of Devon all to yourself, perfect. If it's all the fun of the fair, razzmatazz, Punch and Judy, fish and chips, amusement arcades, and entertainers, we've got that too.

There are many events organised throughout the year both at the Warren and in neighbouring Dawlish.  These include:

  • Car club gatherings
  • Regular Steam Train passes - great venue for pics!
  • Free family entertainment in the high season
  • Dawlish Celebrates Carnival week in August
  • Guided walks at the Nature reserve
  • Art Festivals
  • Christmas market

Keep an eye on the What's On pages for all the latest dates.

Dawlish is a short walk along the sea wall (about 20 minutes) or you can jump on the No.11 bus / take the train.  There are some lovely walks locally so take a look at the leaflets on the right.

Explore the area with a Treasure Trail!

Walk the Coast from Teignmouth to Dawlish Warren

 
Fezztival at the Warren - (c) P MillsonFireworks at Dawlish WarrenSpirit of Exe Festival (c) John Morton DCC