A Visit to Dawlish


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Dawlish is a typical railway resort on the South Devon coastline. It runs along the coast under the distinct red brown cliffs literally a few metres from the shoreline and cutting through a series of dramatic tunnels and coves.

Many people love coming here on holiday during the summer months. It is a proper seaside resort in the true Victorian tradition of railway, buckets and spades and a promenade. This small picturesque town is a unique take on the traditional beach holiday, with a real community feel to the town and all the traditional excitement of the sand and the sea. The sandy beach, is a perfect way to spend a summer’s day swimming, exploring rock pools or boating.

I also like to visit it at other times of the year, when it is less busy. It comes to life for me in the Spring months. There are plenty of things to interest you in Dawlish, most notably the famous black swans of Dawlish.  They are a wonderful sight as they glide sedately along the river. There is a gentile and pleasant park where you can see sit and watch them.

The town itself has plenty of interesting shops and cafes. A perfect place for lunch. Although as it is quite small town, spaces are limited and they do fill up quickly on bank holidays and during the summer season.

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About the Author: Carole Langman works behind the scenes at Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs as the Business Manager. Her office is always a hive of activity, and with the vast amounts of work Carole has, we never really know how she gets through it all! To unwind, she loves gardening, hikes around Bowerland, travelling and writing.

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