Visit Sidmouth Blog

Welcome to the Visit Sidmouth blog! 

Whether you are a first time visitor to the East Devon area or a resident, our blog is the perfect place to find top tips for travel around the county, ideas and inspiration for your stay and all the latest news. Here you'll find news and features from Visit Sidmouth and our partners at Visit Budleigh Salterton, Visit Seaton, Visit Ottery St Mary and Visit Honiton. 

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Reasons to visit Seaton this spring

We’re biased and think everyone should spend their time in East Devon this spring, but if you need some inspiration, here are our top reasons to visit Seaton this spring. The beach Seaton’s seafront and esplanade is one of the main draws to the town, there is a row of delightful beach huts and as…

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Things you might not know about Ottery St Mary

As one of the oldest parishes in Devon, there is a diverse history to uncover in Ottery St Mary and that’s not all. Just how well do you know the town? Here’s some trivia to amaze your friends and family next time you visit. Ottery St Mary is the birthplace of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who…

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Celebrate Sidmouth’s biodiversity this June

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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Seas the day – Sidmouth Sea Fest count down begins

Sidmouth Sea Fest returns to Sidmouth on 18 th May with a Friday Night Fundraiser kicking off proceedings the evening before on the 17 th . This year, marks the 10 th anniversary of this home grown event. The first Sidmouth Sea Fest took place in 2014, with the Sidmouth Coastal Community Hub’s directors…

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Spending May half term at the Jurassic Coast

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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Top picnic spots in Honiton

As we’re fully in spring now and the weather is getting a bit brighter, there is never a better time to enjoy a picnic or two. Luckily, here in East Devon there are several beautiful picnic spots to enjoy, especially around Honiton which is surrounded by stunning countryside. If you’re planning to…

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Get your tickets for Sidmouth Sea Fest!

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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Embracing Rainy Days in Seaton

While Seaton is known for its sun-kissed shores and vibrant outdoor activities, rainy days present a unique opportunity to explore the town's indoor attractions and engage in activities that celebrate culture, relaxation, and creativity. From museums that offer glimpses into history to cosy cafes…

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Why you should spend a weekend in Sidmouth

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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