Exmouth in East Devon
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Exmouth is a traditional seaside resort, with over
two miles of golden sands and an esplanade - which runs the
length of Exmouth's sandy beach to Orcombe Point.
Esplanade has fantastic estuary views and provides plenty of activities
for the children. At the center of the Esplanade is the Diamond Jubilee
Memorial Clock Tower, surrounded by floral displays and sheltered
Orcombe Point and it's redstone cliffs mark the
beginning of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site. The Jurassic
Coast rolls east, through to Old Harry Rocks and along the coast - eastwards
Exmouth offers a range of coastal cruises and angling
trips but if you prefer the job to be left to the professionals, you
wont be disappointed in the fresh fish at 'The Wet Place.' Stocked with
fresh fish and displays of sea creatures, there's plenty for you to
For the "keen rock-pooler", Maer Rocks is teaming
with more creatures than you can shake a net at! As well as bathing,
the seafront around Exmouth is a favourite for watersports.
The seafront is suitable for the more experienced kitesurfers
and windsurfers as there is a fast, strong tide. For beginners, the
Duck Pond is a popular place to learn the ropes.
Exmouth Marina, once a working dock with a connecting
train link, is now home to an abundance of yachts, boats and the Exe
Sailing Club. Also from Exmouth Marina, you can catch a ferry
across to Starcross
A La Ronde
Two miles to the north of Exmouth is the National
Trust property of A-La-Ronde. This 45 ft high, sixteen sided, Byzantine
style, thatched house has twenty rooms set out around a central octagonal
A La Ronde was built in 1795 by eccentric spinster cousins
and Mary Parminter; both the house and its contents are a result
of their Grand
Tour of Europe.