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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Popular dog walking routes in Honiton

Surrounded by rolling countryside as far as the eye can see, Honiton is the perfect destination for walkers of all ages and abilities, whether you’re looking for a gentle stroll or something more challenging. It is also a great place for dog walking, so if you’re staying nearby and are looking for…

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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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Visit Seaton’s most popular attraction this summer

If you’re in or around Seaton this summer, you’re in luck, not only do you have the incredible Jurassic Coast to explore, the beach to visit and a host of wonderful attractions, but you also have one of the most popular sites in the region right on the doorstep! Over the Easter holidays, a record…

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Ideas for Father’s Day

Father’s Day will be here before we know it – falling on 16 th June, you’ll no doubt be overwhelmed with gift ideas, regardless of whether you are celebrating a father, grandfather, brother, uncle or anyone else who has provided love and support through your life. To help narrow down the options…

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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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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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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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