If Exmouth seems a little far, the 6 mile walk from Budleigh Salterton to Sidmouth may be the section of the South West Coast Path for you. This Sidmouth walk has an easy start, following the beach at Budleigh Salterton along the flat path behind.
Cut through a nature reserve and cross the River Otter, before heading back to the coast. You’ll soon reach Ladram Bay, from where there is a more strenuous section as you climb a steep hill. From here, you soon descend towards Sidmouth and can reach the town using Jacob’s Ladder.