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Things to do in Exmouth

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
“This family-run free house and micro-brewery is a welcoming and friendly venue for a coffee, lunch or an evening meal.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Lodging
“"Exmouth Beach is well celebrated for its two miles of golden sand, rare on this coast and fascinating rock pools it's a paradise for children and adults alike. Exmouth Beach is the ideal place to try your hand at watersports - be it Kite Surfing, Kayaking, standup paddleboarding or windsurfing. The gateway to the UNESCO Jurrasic Coast World Heritage site, Exmouth and its cliffs are teaming with geological finds. The coastline is also part of the South West Coast Path, and the beach and surrounding cliffs provide excellent short and long walks in the surrounding countryside."”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You'll never have fish and chips as good as this, fact! There's one on Exmouth Waterfront, Exeter Quay and dotted about some other seaside towns in Devon and Cornwall.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“If you would like to see Exmouth from a different viewpoint, why not try a boat trip with Stuart line cruises? With Bay cruises, Jurassic coast cruises, evening cruises and much, much more you are guaranteed to find a trip that suits you ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“The best fish and chips in the country. Krispies won National best fish and chips award. They are exceedingly good. Be prepared to que. But worth it. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a lovely pub with it's own speakeasy upstairs. You can sit out on their terrace and the food is always great. The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is buzzing on Friday and Saturday nights.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Hotel
“This is where Michael Caine's has his Michelin Star. So pricey, but absolutely stunning.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Historic Site
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“This is a very quirky NT estate. Located on the estuary on the way to Exmouth. Worth a stop. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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Restaurant
“Whether you are dropping in for fresh coffee in the morning, a bowl of award winning Exmouth Mussels and a glass of wine at lunchtime or a steak and freshly grilled fish in the evening all will be enjoyed in the restaurant's comfortable relaxed surroundings all topped off with stunning views of The River Exe and Exmouth Marina. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Entertainment
“...excellent live shows and concerts. Free concerts in the gardens in the summer. Good cafe/bar too.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“Award winning tea rooms nestled in the beautiful Manor Gardens in Exmouth. It’s a place to relax, meet friends, breathe in the sea air and indulge in sensational cream teas, cakes and coffee. Open 7 days a week April to September 9-5 serving you beautiful breakfasts, delicious lunches, tempting teas and tasty treats. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“This family friendly pub is right on the seafront with a large garden area and balcony. Food is served all day from 12pm a they have good wines and real ales on offer. Stunning views and ample space for children to run.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Storage
“Closest Beach and possibly best in the region. There is ample Pay and Display right on the seafront. Great for an evening walk. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“A trip to the World of Country Life will keep all the family entertained from its falconry displays to its safari train (where you can feed Llamas and deer!). There is even a replica Victorian street to wander along, with a pub and a dress shop. Have an adventure on the Pirate ship or bounce on a bouncy castle; here there are rides and slide galore. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Store
“ The Exe estuary and seafront offer some of the best learning conditions in the world. There are low lying sandbanks which provide shallow, safe, flat water with plenty of space – great for kite surfing and windsurfing. There is also plenty of space for power kiting, land boarding and buggying. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“This family-run free house and micro-brewery is a welcoming and friendly venue for a coffee, lunch or an evening meal.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You'll never have fish and chips as good as this, fact! There's one on Exmouth Waterfront, Exeter Quay and dotted about some other seaside towns in Devon and Cornwall.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“The best fish and chips in the country. Krispies won National best fish and chips award. They are exceedingly good. Be prepared to que. But worth it. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a lovely pub with it's own speakeasy upstairs. You can sit out on their terrace and the food is always great. The staff are friendly and the atmosphere is buzzing on Friday and Saturday nights.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Hotel
“This is where Michael Caine's has his Michelin Star. So pricey, but absolutely stunning.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Whether you are dropping in for fresh coffee in the morning, a bowl of award winning Exmouth Mussels and a glass of wine at lunchtime or a steak and freshly grilled fish in the evening all will be enjoyed in the restaurant's comfortable relaxed surroundings all topped off with stunning views of The River Exe and Exmouth Marina. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“This family friendly pub is right on the seafront with a large garden area and balcony. Food is served all day from 12pm a they have good wines and real ales on offer. Stunning views and ample space for children to run.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“A trip to the World of Country Life will keep all the family entertained from its falconry displays to its safari train (where you can feed Llamas and deer!). There is even a replica Victorian street to wander along, with a pub and a dress shop. Have an adventure on the Pirate ship or bounce on a bouncy castle; here there are rides and slide galore. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

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