Visit Sidmouth

Welcome to Sidmouth – a place that is easy to find and hard to leave. 

Hidden in plain view along the beautiful Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sidmouth is a seaside town like no other. Sitting along an impressive coastline and surrounded by spectacular countryside and Blue Flag award winning beaches, Sidmouth allows you to  enjoy the best of both worlds, with everything you can expect from a beach holiday as well as having a rural feel and a real community atmosphere.

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Sidmouth

Hidden in plain view along the beautiful Jurassic Coast, Sidmouth is a seaside town like no other.

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'A town caught still in a timeless charm'Sidmouth Anchor

Poet Laureate, John Betjeman, chose those words to describe Sidmouth after being captivated by its beautiful gardensleisurely walks, clean beaches and Regency history. This lovely seaside town is nestled beneath majestic red cliffs, which, along with the green hills of the Sid Valley, will captivate you too.  

Sidmouth really is a town like no other, located in East Devon and full of friendly faces and beautiful scenery, it is no wonder that Sidmouth is a firm favourite among families and tourists looking for a seaside resort. The dramatic cliffs, fresh sea air and the abundance of attractions makes it a wonderful place to recharge the batteries. It’s the kind of town where you can do everything or nothing at all, you can make a splash by taking on some watersports, savour a cream tea or two at one of the town’s many hotels and cafes, spend some time exploring the South West Coast Path or discover a new passion at one Sidmouth’s regular festivals.  

 

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Sidmouth is full of fun attractions perfect for the whole family as well as for those…

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If you’re in the mood for some retail therapy, then Sidmouth is the place for you…

The resort with royal approval Sidmouth Sea Sun

Sidmouth has been a favourite among families looking for a beach holiday since Queen Victoria was a child. She, like many of us, spent several of her childhood holidays enjoying the sun and sand at this charming location in East Devon. This is just one of the town’s many royal connections. Queen Victoria’s love affair with Sidmouth continued throughout her life and reign and the beautiful Connaught Gardens are named for her son, the Duke of Connaught.  

The Connaught Gardens are one of the town’s highlights, along with the seafront, Jacob’s Ladder and the regular events and festivals that take place all year around. These along with Sidmouth’s location, the grand Regency style hotelsstylish eateries and bustling town centre is why it is such a popular destination.  

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Art Workshops Jun 21

Art Workshops

Art workshops held by local, nationally and internationally renowned artists. Watercolour, acrylics…

Pixie Day Jun 22

Pixie Day

The legend began that Ottery St Mary was once occupied by Pixies. They were forced into exile by the…

Not so hidden treasure Sidmouth bucket and spade

Sidmouth is young at heart, but walking through the town feels like a trip back in time, offering an endearing and quintessential West Country charm.

Sidmouth’s beach is the perfect spot for sun catching, rockpooling, swimming and playing, it’s a safe coastal area to explore and the beautiful surroundings make it a wonderful place to visit all year around whatever the weather.  

Being next to East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Sidmouth is incredibly scenic and is ideal for anyone who loves being outside and enjoying the natural world, whether that is walkingcycling, hiking or photographing the region you’ll find plenty of exciting places to explore. 

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Hotels

Sidmouth is full of delightful hotels with incredible Victorian and Georgian…

B&Bs

Offering a real home from home experience with added comfort and excellent service…

Camping

When it comes to a family holiday, you can’t go far wrong with a camping holiday…

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Award winning artwork exhibited on Sidmouth Wallspace

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The piece, which won South West Art’s 2003 Summer School Competition, by artist Ann Nolan features the tranquillity of the River Axe looking towards the wetlands. Named Quiet Morning on the Rive Axe, has a limited gamut of colours and is painted in oil on linen. It captures the peacefulness of…

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Ideas for Father’s Day

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Father’s Day will be here before we know it – falling on 16 th June, you’ll no doubt be overwhelmed with gift ideas, regardless of whether you are celebrating a father, grandfather, brother, uncle or anyone else who has provided love and support through your life. To help narrow down the options…

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Harbour Hotel gets The Telegraph’s seal of approval

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The Harbour Hotel in Sidmouth has been named the ‘best value spa hotel in Devon’ by the Telegraph, which praised its views, facilities and prices. In the article, the Telegraph said: “Attracting style conscious retirees, this contemporary East Devon seafront hotel has knockout views of the Regency…

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Dine alfresco this National Picnic Week

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It’s June which means summer is here and it’s the perfect time for enjoying the great outdoors and some amazing seasonal flavours. Lucky then that National Picnic Week is taking place from 15 th to 21 st June! National Picnic Week is an annual event which aims to provide tips, hotspots and a host of…

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What to look forward to over the coming months

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The summer season is creeping closer, which means there is plenty to look forward to across East Devon, here are some of the events still to come this year to add to your diaries. Sidmouth Bio-Diversity Festival, various locations around Sidmouth 7 th – 9 th June With a variety of activities and…

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