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Health and beauty

Sidmouth, with is gentle and tranquil way of life, beautiful scenery and abundance of leisure activities is the perfect place to spend a few days recharging the batteries. Health and Fitness breaks are becoming increasingly more popular and are a great way to relax while also keeping active and taking care of yourself.  

In Sidmouth you’ll find a range of attractionsactivities and accommodation options that allow you to do just that. From grand hotels with spas and gyms available for guests to use and public spaces perfect for sunbathing, relaxing or enjoying leisure and fitness activities such as gym equipment and swimming pools, you’re never too far away from a relaxing day.  


Health and Fitness options to suit you 

To some, the idea of a health and fitness break will be a few rounds of golf, a stroll along the coastal path, some hearty meals made with delicious locally sourced food and a comfy night’s sleep in one of the region’s hotels. To others it will be a challenging session in the gym followed by a bike ride through the East Devon Natural Landscape (AONB). Perhaps you might consider a break that includes treatments at a spa where you can unwind, get a bit of pampering and perhaps sooth out any worries that you have from your day to day life.  

Whatever is your idea of the perfect health and fitness get away, you’ll find plenty of options for you in and around Sidmouth.  

There are a number of hotels offering incredible spa and beauty treatments as well as having pools and their own gym and golfing facilities that are available for use whether or not you are staying there. Alternatively, there are privately owned gyms and spas dotted around East Devon which have a range of treatments designed to make you feel relaxed.  


Sports and Leisure in Sidmouth 

As well as the above, Sidmouth is also home to a popular golf club which allows both members and non members the chance to get out on the greens and relax afterwards at their club house. Find out more about Sidmouth Golf Club here.  

For those that enjoy a swim, head to Sidmouth’s Swimming Pool. Located on Ham Lane, the pool is open for public swimming sessions throughout the day and even offers free swims to the under threes – perfect for a family day out! The pool has five lanes and measures 25 meters, giving you plenty of space to relax and challenge yourself.  

Alternatively, Sidmouth’s Sports Centre has a range of activities, gym equipment and more all suitable for a range of abilities and ages. Whether you want to have a kick about on the 3G football pitch, join in with a diverse range of exercise classes or spend some time in the gym or playing badminton or squash in one of the purpose built courts, there is something for everyone.  

The Sports Centre is located on Primley Road and has a sister site in nearby Seaton. Find out more about the facilities on offer at both the Sports Centre and the Swimming Pool online at 

To find out more about what sports activities are available in Sidmouth, click here or for boating and other water based sports click here.  

A range of walking routes can be found here or cycle routes here.