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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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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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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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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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Great picnic spots in and around Sidmouth

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As spring starts to take hold and the weather (hopefully!) starts to feel a little warmer, why not head outside and enjoy the spring flowers, the sound of bird song and the sight of frolicking lambs by dining al fresco? Sidmouth is a wonderful place to head with a picnic, there are incredible views…

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See Sidmouth’s beauty spots at the Sidmouth Wallspace

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Sidmouth School of Art’s latest billboard artwork, Sidmouth Beauty Spots by artist David Bellingham, is currently being exhibited at the Wallspace public art gallery overlooking the Ham East carpark. The image unites the picture postcard and the cosmetic beauty spot, both things from another time…

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Top places to take photos in Sidmouth

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If you’re following us on Instagram (and if not, why not!) you’ll know that Sidmouth is an incredibly picturesque place – with the beaches, the iconic red cliffs and the surrounding countryside – there’s plenty to inspire you here. To help you fill up your Instagram grids or to fill any empty frames…

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Get ready for Sidmouth Sea Fest 2024!

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Sidmouth Sea Fest returns on 18 th May at The Ham, Sidmouth from 10am to 10.30pm, giving the whole community the chance to celebrate, protect the ocean and SEAS THE DAY with this year’s message about coming together to share, celebrate and nurture the area that we call home! Local groups, artists…

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Easter events across East Devon

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With acres of countryside, a host of beautiful beaches and the iconic Jurassic Coast, there’s plenty to keep you entertained in East Devon this Easter. Whether you’re visiting for the bank holiday weekend or for the Easter holidays, here are some suggestions for keeping the whole family occupied…

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