Dawlish Holiday Cottages
Did you know...Dawlish is famous for its resident black swans?
Dawlish lies on Devon’s infamous south coast, and its long history as a popular holiday resort is reflected in its elegant buildings and pretty Victorian style. Mentions in novels by both Dickens and Jane Austen made Dawlish holidays popular with a high-class crowd during the nineteenth century, and the effortless beauty of its scenery make it a favourite location with film crews. Dawlish holiday cottages place guests close to its impressive beaches, Brunel’s South Coast Railway and the charming, flowery town itself.
- Dawlish was the fictional birthplace of Dickens’ Nicholas Nickleby
- Dawlish Warren has a Blue Flag beach
- Dawlish features in Jane Austen’s novel Sense and Sensibility
Dawlish Tourist Information
The Dawlish holiday enjoys a nostalgic quality, with its traditional lawn and waterfalls at the centre of colourful buildings, seaside amusements and winding streets lined with busy little shops and welcoming tea rooms. Brunel’s South Coast Railway edges the Dawlish coast, and the views from the journey make it one of England’s most scenic railway routes.
Those guests who time their Dawlish holidays during carnival week in August are treated to one of the South West’s largest annual events. Celebrations include displays by the Red Arrows, ‘Its a Knockout’, fancy dress and of course the carnival procession and judging.
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Beach Holidays in Dawlish
Dawlish town beach is a family favourite during beach holidays in Dawlish. This sand and shingle beach is made even more cheery by its closeness to the scenic railway line – don’t forget to check passing carriages for waving passengers. Free family entertainment is provided during July and August, and the beach offers deckchair hire, toilets and refreshments. There is a close car park although the beach is just a stone’s throw from the town centre, bus stops and train station.
Just along the coast, Dawlish Warren holds a Blue Flag and attracts hoards of sunbathers, jet skiers and swimmers with its sandy dunes and gentle waters. Dogs are not permitted on either beach between the months of May and September.
Dawlish Family Attractions
Dawlish holidays have been family favourites for generations, and the town has more than enough to entertain its visitors on those days when they fancy leaving the sand behind.
Dawlish Museum houses local photographs and artefacts, Stuart Line Cruises operate regularly across the River Exe and day trips can be taken by boat to Torquay, Sidmouth and Brixham. Close by, Dawlish Warren’s family-friendly amusements include a funfair on the seafront and a nature reserve.
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Eating Out in Dawlish
A holiday in one of Blue Chip’s self-catering Dawlish holiday cottages is a great opportunity to sample the many cafes and restaurants in the town. Whether you’re in the mood for fresh seafood, pub meals or traditional West Country recipes, it can be found in Dawlish. The Witches Bowl has served traditional meals and breakfasts for over forty years, whilst there are several fish and chip shops close to the seafront that are a must! The four-star Old Dawlish Brewery enables visitors to enjoy a drink in the bar or share a meal made with locally-sourced produce.