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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Where to enjoy nature in East Devon

February is here already which means that it will be spring in no time! If you want to see the seasons change while exploring Honiton and the wider East Devon area, here are some suggestions to help you spy the first inklings of spring, the changing plantlife and even the new birds, lambs and…

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Meet the residents | Ottery’s beavers

Did you know that the River Otter is one of the only places in the UK with wild, free ranging beavers? At one time, beavers were pretty widespread across the UK, but around 500 years ago, they were hunted into extinction, with sightings being incredibly rare and any beavers spotted, being traced…

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Sidmouth Regatta Returns for 2024

Sidmouth’s ever-popular Annual Regatta will return in 2024 with a renewed focus on developing and rediscovering the land and sea events that have delighted generations of Sidmouthians and visitors alike. Unfortunately, this year’s family fun will not feature the Red Arrows who have confirmed to the…

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Give the gift of Sidmouth this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is swiftly approaching and no doubt you are racking your brains to find the perfect romantic gift for your loved one. Why not gift some incredible memories together by giving the gift of Sidmouth? Whether you are thinking of a long weekend, short break or just a day trip, there are a…

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Suggestions for a romantic date in East Devon

With the impressive cliffs of the Jurassic Coast, the beautiful countryside and picturesque towns and villages full of Regency architecture, there are fewer places to incite romance than East Devon. If you want to inject some amorous energy into your Valentine’s Day, check out our suggestions for…

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Line up announced for Beautiful Days

Beautiful Days have announced the full line-up for their 21 st year with names including Richard Ashcroft, The Saw Doctors, Levellers, Richard Hawley, Fat Freddy’s Drop, The Damned, Toyah & Robert, Fisherman’s Friends, Hard-Fi, Inspiral Carpets, Badly Drawn Boy, New Model Army, Utah Saints and many…

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What’s on this half term in East Devon

Visiting the East Devon area this half term? Or spending time specifically in Budleigh Salterton? Here are some suggestions to keep you entertained this February half term. Days out at the beach Well first up, Budleigh Salterton Beach is a must visit for beach days. It might be a bit cold in…

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Romantic things to do in Sidmouth

We’re almost a month into the New Year, which means the season of romance is nearly upon us! If you’re planning to visit Sidmouth over Valentine’s Day, here are some suggestions for some romantic things to do together while in and around town. Book a luxury break Whether you want to spend some time…

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