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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Join us for Pixie Day!

If you’re planning a trip to Ottery St Mary this month, make sure to time it around 22 nd June for a chance to see one of the town’s best loved traditional events. Pixie Day is taking place on 22 nd June and whether you believe that pixies once lived in the town causing mischief or not, it is…

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What to look forward to over the coming months

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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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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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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See Sidmouth’s beauty spots at the Sidmouth Wallspace

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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Get ready for Sidmouth Sea Fest 2024!

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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Coming to Beautiful Days? Stay a while!

If you’re coming to the Beautiful Days festival this year, make the most of your trip to East Devon by exploring the wider area with these suggestions! Beautiful Days is back for its 21 st year this year and features a huge lineup of popular musicians, including fan favourites, Fisherman’s Friends…

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Bibliophiles – head to Budleigh!

Literature lovers should head to Budleigh Salterton for a taster of their famous Literary Festival with Spring Weekend taking place on 1 st and 2 nd March. This year’s Spring Weekend features the likes of Marcus du Sautoy, Simon Armitage, Hannah Barnes, Sam Peters, Sir Robin Niblett and Clive Myrie…

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