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Dawlish - Warren Beach

Dawlish, Devon

This sand and shingle beach is close to the Exe Estuary and is popular with families. Sand dunes are backed by open grassland, and there are red cliffs.

Beach Type

Sand & shingle


First-aid post
Camp site
Toilets for the disabled
Caravan park and a summer entertainment programme



Nature and Wildlife

Guided walks around the Nature Reserve with the Rangers. Walk along the South West Coastal Path to Dawlish.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily at regular intervals by Teignbridge District Council Resort Staff and litter bins are provided.


Dogs are banned from 1st April - 30th September.

Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Dawlish Tourist Information Centre The Lawn Dawlish Tel: 01626 215665 Web site:


Nearest town: Dawlish
County: Devon
Latitude/Longitude: 50.599, -3.43717
Postcode: EX7 0NF
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

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A379 From Exeter. Pedestrian access only to the beach via slip-way or steps.

Public Transport

Dawlish Warren Train Station located at entrance to the beach. Regular buses from Newton Abbot and Exeter.

Nearest Railway Stations

Dawlish Warren (Less than half a mile away)
Dawlish (About a mile and a half away)
Exmouth (Approx. 2 miles away)
Starcross (Approx. 2 miles away)
Lympstone Village (Approx. 4 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Around 1400 car parking spaces are available for a fee including disabled spaces.

Nearby Car Parks

Dawlish Warren (Inner), Dawlish Warren (Long stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Dawlish Warren Station, Dawlish Warren (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Dawlish Warren (Outer), Dawlish Warren (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Sandy Lane, Dawlish (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Queens Drive, Exmouth (Long stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Camperdown Terrace, Exmouth (Long stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Town Hall, Exmouth (Short stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Dawlish Station, Dawlish (Unknown stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Imperial Road Recreation Ground, Exmouth (Short stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Imperial Road, Exmouth (Short stay).
About 1.7 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Dawlish