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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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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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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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Celebrate Sidmouth’s biodiversity this June

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Sidmouth’s Biodiversity Festival will return in June, taking place over the weekend of Friday 7 th -9 th June. The festival, which was held for the first time last year, will be making a return with a variety of activities and workshops throughout the weekend. Speaking about the festival, Sheila…

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Spending May half term at the Jurassic Coast

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One of the best places to spend the May half-term holidays is East Devon and the Jurassic Coast. With a range of things to see and do, including the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast, this region of Devon is somewhere you can do everything or nothing – depending on your mood! Visiting for…

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Get your tickets for Sidmouth Sea Fest!

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Sea Fest is Sidmouth’s homegrown festival like no other, renowned for its community spirit and collaborations with local groups, artists, children and families. This year features yet another fantastic line up of bands, DJs, food vendors and bars. Beginning on the Friday with the Friday Night…

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Why you should spend a weekend in Sidmouth

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We know we’re biased but we can’t think of a single reason why you shouldn’t want to spend a weekend in Sidmouth! With the town easily reachable from places like London, Birmingham and Cardiff, it’s never been easier to enjoy a weekend away. There are trains running from Paddington and Waterloo…

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Sidmouth’s One Day Museum – making Sidmouth the artwork

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Sidmouth’s One Day Museum saw people aged from 6 to 69 years old participating to create a new artwork: The One Day Museum, led by artist David Bellingham. With thanks from local businesses including Potburys of Sidmouth, Kennaway House and Combe Garden Centre, a new collection was created, curated…

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