If you’re looking for somewhere new (or an old favourite) to visit in the coming year, here are five reasons why you should definitely come to Sidmouth!

The nostalgia

We haven’t really had much of a chance to enjoy the past two years with the pandemic, which might make you feel a bit horrified that we are now in 2022. A trip to Sidmouth is like a trip back to a simpler time – enjoy Regency style buildings and a town of timeless charm with lots of fascinating history. Follow the Blue Plaque trail to learn more about the history or explore the Jurassic Coast by following one of the coastal paths and experience millions of years worth of history all in one place!

The food

Sidmouth’s coastal location and proximity to the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, plus being close to Dartmoor means that there is an overwhelming abundance of locally sourced food and drink just waiting for you. There is something very special about enjoying a traditional Devon Cream Tea with a sea view or sampling the catch of the day at one of Sidmouth’s restaurants!

The shopping

Sidmouth’s high street is a haven for shoppers, whether you’re just out for a bargain or you want to indulge in some serious retail therapy. With an interesting mix of independent shops and high street favourites, plus cosy cafes dotted around the main shopping streets, shopping in Sidmouth is a real experience.

Luxury accommodation

Whether you want a beach front hotel, a cute cottage or a family friendly holiday park with all the facilities you could possibly think of you’ll find the perfect accommodation for your taste and budget in Sidmouth. Many of the town centre hotels have incredible views of the town beach and Lyme Bay and there are no end to Georgian style mansions that have been converted into cosy and elegant home from homes.

The entertainment

When it comes to finding something to do, you’ll never be short of options in Sidmouth. From amazing attractions including museums, heritage homes and more to festivals and events and live performances at the theatre, there’s never a dull moment here!

Of course, it was difficult to narrow down the reasons you should visit Sidmouth to just five but if you still need convincing, head to our website to find out everything you need to know to plan the perfect trip!