Summer might be over, but that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to do in Sidmouth! Just because the sun is hibernating doesn’t mean that the fun has to stop, here are five reasons why Sidmouth is just as fun in the autumn as it is in the summer!


Dramatic views
The Jurassic Coast looks incredible against blue skies but it looks equally as amazing against grey, stormy ones. In fact, there is something quite dramatic and exciting about the sea in the autumn, especially when the wind picks up and the waves start crashing. It’s a great way to get a lungful of fresh sea air!

Those beautiful autumn colours
Whether you’re visiting the Byes or the town’s gardens, you’ll be surrounded by those gorgeous golden and russet colours that you just don’t get to see in the spring and summer.

The food
Being based on the coast and within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there is an abundance of seasonal, local produce, so you can find some truly delicious meals all over the town. Whether you want a cheeky ice cream or a filling roast dinner, you’ll find it in Sidmouth!

Plenty of space
When it comes to visiting the beach, the summer is always a busy time, but if you come during the autumn, there is much more space to enjoy Jacobs Ladder and the town beach. Plus, Devon has a much milder climate than other places in the UK, so even beach trips in the autumn are fairly warm!

Great events
Yes, we know that summer is the time for festivals, but in the autumn, you’ll find the Science Festival, which is back with in person events this year and there is also usually the Walking Festival, though it was cancelled for 2021. You’ll also find plenty of events in the run up to Christmas and a host of performances at the theatre.