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Destination guide

Experience Exmouth in holiday lettings

The port town of Exmouth dates at least back to the fifth century and has hosted such famed personages as Sir Walter Raleigh. Today, it serves as a resort and offers a range of historic and contemporary architecture, arts, entertainment and culture. Holiday lettings in Exmouth give you access to a range of adventures and activities for an outstanding holiday trip.

History

Historic sites near Exmouth holiday cottages

Exmouth is a town deeply rooted in history and there are tons of museums, buildings and other historic attractions just steps away from holiday cottages. These include the Teignbridge War Memorial Heritage Trail, where you can walk the paths that commemorate the First World War. See National Trust properties such as Greenway, the home of Agatha Christie. If you’re a railroad buff, you’ll want to head to Dartmouth to see an original, working steam engine invented by Thomas Newcomen. You can even go back to prehistoric times in Kents Cavern, which features caves that date back 2 million years – you may even find a fossil.

Things to do

Things to do near Exmouth holiday homes

You can also find a wide variety of things to do right near Exmouth holiday homes. The National Trust – a la Ronde is an 18th-century country house with 16 sides that today stands as a monument and museum. If you’re looking for stunning views of the English Channel and unspoiled greenery, a trip to the Exe Estuary is a must. Powderham Castle is the home of the Count of Devon and is lined with antiques and tapestries viewable to the public, dating to the 14th century. The kids will love World of Country Life, an indoor and outdoor park with a farming museum, animal feeding, vintage vehicles and more.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Exmouth

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Exmouth a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Crealy Great Adventure Park (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
  • Northbrook Approach Golf Course (6.4 mi / 10.2 km)
  • The Donkey Sanctuary (10.2 mi / 16.4 km)
  • S W Coast Path (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
  • Torquay Golf Club (11.8 mi / 18.9 km)
  • Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens (11.9 mi / 19.2 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Exmouth

If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 19°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Exmouth

Exmouth is famous for its beautiful ocean views, pristine beaches and beautiful gardens. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Exmouth. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Exmouth Beach (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Dawlish Warren Beach (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Devon Cliffs Beach (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Bicton Park Botanical Gardens (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Dawlish Beach (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Dawlish Lawn (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Exmouth

The nearest airport is in Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.), located 6.5 mi (10.4 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, make your way to Exmouth Station or Lympstone Village Station to see more of the city.

How to get around

Transport to Exmouth holiday homes

There are plenty of options for transport to and from Exmouth holiday homes. Trains are available and are an ideal way to take those daylong excursions to other towns and cities. Many people who choose to take self-guided tours or self-drive will choose a hire car or may engage in cycling around the area. Buses and coaches are also available and are a good way to get around the area.

Food & drink 

Sample English delicacies in Exmouth

As you settle into your holiday rental, you’ll want to sample some of the best local delicacies. Cornish pasties are a well-known dish of minced beef, onions and potatoes, while hog’s pudding is a sausage made of pork meat, bread and oatmeal. Cheddar cheese is a food staple of this region and tends to be hard and just off-white in color, very different from what others think of as Cheddar, but just as delicious.

Family friendly

Family fun in Exmouth holiday homes

You can find numerous family-friendly activities near your holiday rental. You can take the kids to visit any number of World Heritage sites, like Orcombe Point along the Jurassic Coastline, enjoy swimming, sand, sun and shopping at Sandy Bay Beach, or head to the Crealy Theme Park & Resort with slides, a play area and an animal kingdom. For a serene afternoon out, visit the Bicton Park Botanical Gardens and walk among beautiful green paths with flowers of red, white and every colour of the rainbow.

How many holiday rentals are available around Exmouth?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 555 holiday lettings around Exmouth. From 88 flats & apartments to 278 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Exmouth?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Exmouth. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Exmouth Station: 1,985 holiday lettings
  • A La Ronde: 1,963 holiday lettings
  • Devon Cliffs Beach: 1,944 holiday lettings
  • Lympstone Village Station: 1,963 holiday lettings
  • Exmouth Museum: 1,980 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Exmouth listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Exmouth?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 88 Flats in Exmouth. Our other popular types of Exmouth holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 278 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 278 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 123 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Exmouth?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 56 holiday homes with pool available in Exmouth. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.