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{"LocationDetails":{"Id":90,"Name":"Dawlish","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to Dawlish self-catering holidays\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eDawlish lies on Devon\u0026rsquo;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\u0026nbsp;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. A stay in Dawlish place you close to impressive beaches, Brunel\u0026rsquo;s South Coast Railway and the charming, flowery town itself.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eThings to do in Dawlish\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eDawlish has 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\u0026rsquo;s South Coast Railway edges the Dawlish coast, and the views from the journey make it one of England\u0026rsquo;s most scenic railway routes.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThose guests who visit during carnival week in August are treated to one of the South West\u0026rsquo;s largest annual events. Celebrations include displays by the Red Arrows, \u0026lsquo;It\u0026rsquo;s a Knockout\u0026rsquo;, fancy dress and of course the carnival procession and judging.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you visit Dawlish at another time of year, don\u0026rsquo;t worry; there are plenty of things to see and do! In April, you\u0026rsquo;ll find the Dawlish Walking Festival \u0026ndash; with walks for all the family, you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to explore the most beautiful parts of South Devon. The programme features railway history walks, a family wildlife safari and poetry walks so there\u0026rsquo;s something to suit everyone.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eDawlish Attractions\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eDawlish has a multitude of attractions to offer visitors. Alongside sports activities, you\u0026rsquo;ll also find plenty of things to do at the beach as well as cultural hotspots. If you\u0026rsquo;re the active type, then why not take a trip to Go Ape. Suitable for a range of ages, travel high above the treetops and explore Dawlish in spectacular style on zip wires. Located in Haldon Forest Park, there are varying courses for different ages as well as a high point of 14m. It\u0026rsquo;s sure to be an experience you\u0026rsquo;ll never forget.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor an insight into the local culture, a visit to Powderham Castle is a must. This historic family home is situated just outside of Exeter city and is packed with many things to do. You can learn more about the Castle\u0026rsquo;s 600 year history with a guided tour, have a picnic in the stunning grounds, or visit the Victorian kitchen. There\u0026rsquo;s also a walled garden and pets corner \u0026ndash; perfect for the children in your family or group.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNature lovers will adore the Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve. Here, you can explore 600 types of flowers and plants, as well as wading birds and wildfowl. Located behind Dawlish Warrens Blue Flag Beach, this incredible reserve is ideal for those who love the outdoors. Alternatively, take a trip to Dawlish Museum and find out more about the local history. Featuring striking artefacts, mementos and archaeological findings, learn how Dawlish became the beautiful seaside town that it is today.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eRestaurants in Dawlish\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFoodies will enjoy the eateries that Dawlish has to offer. For traditional pub grub, head to The Ship Inn. You\u0026rsquo;ll relish the warm welcome as well as the delicious homemade food that makes this country pub stand out from the crowd. Alternatively, if you prefer to sample some of the tasty, fresh seafood in the area, then The Anchor Inn is the place to be.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eTry traditional fish and chips at the Baileys Fish and Chip Shop or get a takeout of pizza, pasta or burgers at Jack Sprats. If you prefer to try international cuisine, a visit to Gurkha Restaurant is a must for your itinerary. Serving authentic Nepalese and Indian cuisine, try a mouth-watering curry or vegetable dish for those who don\u0026rsquo;t eat meat.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re planning a quick break from your daily adventures, head to A Piece of Cake. This quaint, friendly tea room offers a variety of snacks and light lunches, including sandwiches and homemade scones. Why not try a cream tea or soothing ice cream instead? If you have specific food requirements, such as gluten free, go to the Home Kitchen Caf\u0026eacute;. Serving a wide range of gluten free foods to satisfy your taste buds, try a freshly made coffee, cake or pasty.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"dawlish","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/emily.judge/2018/11/Dawlish.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Powderham Castle","Body":"\u003cp\u003ePerched on the Exe Estuary just outside the city of of Exeter, Powderham Castle is an historic family home with 600 years of history to its name. Powderham manages to combine a fascinating and informative day out with lots of fun, so it\u0026rsquo;s a lovely family attraction.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eVisitors can learn the history of the castle with a guided tour, picnic in the huge grounds, enjoy the sprawling gardens and play areas and visit the authentic Victorian kitchen \u0026ndash; all in one day! Powderham also hosts many events and activities throughout the year, such as a Bird of Prey attraction, concerts and themed days.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWork on the castle started in 1391, and it still belongs to the ancestors of its founder Sir Richard Courtenay today. It\u0026#39;s now the home of the East and Countess of Devon and it\u0026#39;s packed with stories from over the centuries. The guides know the castle inside and out, and they\u0026#39;ll tailor each tour to suit the age groups of the party. The castle\u0026#39;s architecture is one of its most striking features, and outside there\u0026#39;s a deer park which is home to 600 fallow deer.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026#39;ve got small children make sure you walk them over to the Walled Garden and Play Area and Pets Corner, the friendly pets are always happy to greet friendly visitors. The adventure play castle - Courtenay Fort- provides entertainment while the grown ups sit and rest, and there are nature trails throughout the grounds.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.6426,"LocationLongitude":-3.46267,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/04/Powderham Castle.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/lympstone/powderham-castle","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/04/Powderham Castle.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Dawlish Warren Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eNobody discovers Dawlish Warren Beach and just visits the once, it\u0026rsquo;s one of those resorts that lures its fans back year after year, and TripAdvisor is full of reviews by parents happy to take their own children to it after years of holidays nearby.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe sandy beach is backed by fluffy dunes and the Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve and it stretches for miles in either direction. Dawlish Warren Beach is a Blue Flag Beach, an official sign of clean sands and safe waters \u0026ndash; meaning it\u0026rsquo;s ideal for family beach holidays in Dawlish. With lifeguards keeping a close watch on the beach during the summer, families can enjoy a day in the sun at Dawlish Warren Beach with peace of mind.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach is also backed by the Riviera Line - one of Britain\u0026rsquo;s most scenic stretches of railway \u0026ndash; and if you walk along the sea wall chances are you\u0026rsquo;ll be passed by a train emerging from the cliff tunnel. You can walk all the way along the Exe Estuary in one direction or to Dawlish town in the other and this walk is part of the South West Coast Path.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are free events for all ages held on the beach during summer, including firework displays and children\u0026rsquo;s entertainment. Dogs are welcome as far as groyne 9 throughout the year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5985,"LocationLongitude":-3.43979,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/Dawlish Warren.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/dawlish/dawlish-warren-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/Dawlish Warren.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Boathouse","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSo it\u0026rsquo;s given that our pets being welcome is a big part of whether or not we find a pub dog friendly, but when it\u0026rsquo;s right beside a dog walker\u0026rsquo;s dream of a beach as well then it definitely ticks all the boxes. The Boathouse in Dawlish Warren serves dog owners well as the perfect pit stop, as it\u0026rsquo;s surrounded by wide pathways, a dog friendly section of beach and the kids\u0026rsquo; attractions.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Boathouse in Dawlish Warren is a family pub and restaurant with inside and outside seating, sea views and a friendly atmosphere. You\u0026rsquo;ll find it amidst the attractions on Dawlish Warren beach in South Devon, and dogs are welcome on the sand all year round between groynes 3 to 9. The sandy beach has plenty of room for your dog to run free, and the flat pathway that stretches towards neighbouring Dawlish is always an inviting one for dogs and their walkers.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach is one of the area\u0026rsquo;s most popular, thanks to its many amenities, and its nature reserve is known for the thousands of waders and various species of birds it attracts. The Boathouse serves informal meals for the whole family, and dogs are welcome inside and out. The many pirate figurines make it an exciting place for children, telling of the area\u0026rsquo;s smuggling past to bring it to life. Set right in the heart of the 500 acre nature reserve, The Boathouse makes the perfect place to pause during a day out walking your pet.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5982,"LocationLongitude":-3.44027,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/beach cafe.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/dawlish/the-boathouse","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/beach cafe.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"GoApe","Body":"\u003cp\u003eDevon could have been made for adventurers, and GoApe, just 15 minutes from Exeter makes it easy for all ages to make like monkeys and get high up into the forest. Skim high above the treetops and admire views over Dartmoor in style as you ride the breathtaking zip wires, and that\u0026rsquo;s after you test your determination as you climb, clamber and cling your way up and down towering trees.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe highlights of GoApe are its two 235m zip wires, as how often do you get to glide above the world? There are different courses for different levels and ages, and if you don\u0026rsquo;t want to tackle a particular section you can always skip it and move on to the next one. That said, once you get started there\u0026rsquo;ll be no stopping you from launching yourself from Tarzan swings and tackling crossings to make it to the next stage.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eGoApe is located in Haldon Forest Park, and it\u0026rsquo;s a popular place for a bike ride or a walk after you\u0026rsquo;ve finished monkeying around. Each session at GoApe takes around 3 hours, and you\u0026rsquo;ll be fully briefed before you start to make sure you\u0026rsquo;re safe at all times. The highest point of the course is 14m(trust us, it feels a lot higher when you\u0026rsquo;re getting ready to leap) and there are an impressive 39 crossings, so prepare to rediscover muscles you\u0026rsquo;d forgotten existed.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.6535,"LocationLongitude":-3.58022,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/08/goape.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/dawlish/goape","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/08/goape.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Walking Dawlish to Dawlish Warren","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe stretch of the South West Coast Path between the south Devon towns of Dawlish and Dawlish Warren is one of the most scenic and accessible. A large part of the walk follows the sea wall along just above the beach, and with the railway line running right beside the wall one of the nicest parts of this route is waving to passing passengers as one flits past. It\u0026rsquo;s an ideas to catch a train the one stop back from Dawlish Warren \u0026ndash; if only for the views!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe path is flat all the way to Dawlish Warren, and if you finish the walk when you reach the nature reserve you\u0026rsquo;ll have covered three miles. This walk is one the whole family can do, and you\u0026rsquo;ll pass cafes and places to rest along the way. The Red Rock Cafe is open during the summer and it\u0026rsquo;s nestled in the rocks beside the beach, so keep an eye open for it as you go.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe walk starts on the sea wall close to Dawlish train station, and if you want to get the bus back from Dawlish Warren you\u0026rsquo;ll find regular services along the route (except for Sundays when they\u0026rsquo;re less frequent). Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve Visitor Centre is packed with handy displays to tell you all you need to know about the area and its wildlife. There\u0026rsquo;s a bird hide about a mile from the centre which makes for great viewings of wading birds and wildfowl during the winter months.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5805,"LocationLongitude":-3.46491,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/Dawlish Beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/dawlish/walking-dawlish-to-dawlish-warren","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/Dawlish Beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Walking Dawlish Warren to Exmouth","Body":"\u003cp\u003eOne of the best things about staying close to the sea is that you can enjoy strolls and walks along the beach. Dawlish Warren on the South Devon coast is one of the best beaches for walking due to its length, and it has a Blue Flag too. If you start at the Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve and make your way through the dunes on to the sand you can follow the beach around to the Exmouth water taxi point. The ferry travels from Exmouth regularly, so if you want to pop over the water and have a look around you can be there in minutes.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eDawlish Warren Nature Reserve is a 500 acre landscape and a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and you\u0026rsquo;ll see that it runs behind much of the beach. Keep an eye out for the fences that separate the reserve from the beach as visitors are asked not to enter the nature reserve (so as not to disturb the nesting birds and other wildlife).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach rolls on for mile after mile until it reaches the Exe Estuary, so it\u0026rsquo;s a great choice for a family walk. Officially, this section of the South West Coast Path crosses the river Exe at Starcross, but the water taxi between Exmouth and Dawlish Warren (between April and September) will save you three miles of road walking. You\u0026rsquo;ll find amusements and refreshments in Dawlish Warren, including mini golf, children\u0026rsquo;s rides, a shopping area and much more.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5981,"LocationLongitude":-3.4416,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/Dawlish Warren.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/exmouth-topsham/walking-dawlish-warren-to-exmouth","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/Dawlish Warren.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Dawlish Town Beach","Body":"\u003cdiv\u003e\r\n\tThe most popular Dawlish beach is Dawlish town beach, a favourite with those on beach holidays and two miles long. Dawlish Town Beach is a short walk from the town centre (it\u0026#39;s literally just across the road) and dogs are welcome in the area to the left of the viaduct (except for the 100m stretch behind the reddish rocky outcrop).\u003c/div\u003e\r\n\u003cdiv\u003e\r\n\t\u0026nbsp;\u003c/div\u003e\r\n\u003cdiv\u003e\r\n\tDawlish Beach is just far enough from the centre to offer a relaxing atmosphere where visitors can unwind. With deckchair hire, pleasure boat cruises around the bay, parking and a snack kiosk \u0026ndash; Dawlish Town Beach is a great choice for families as it\u0026#39;s easy to reach and well looked after throughout the year.\u003c/div\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5796,"LocationLongitude":-3.46539,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/Dawlish Beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/dawlish/dawlish-town-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/Dawlish Beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Coryton Cove","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re looking for a secluded stretch of sand during a beach holiday in Dawlish, look no further than Coryton Cove to the east of the town. Corton Cove is one of the quieter beaches in the area, and if you find yourselves in search of safe bathing away from the madding crowd then this is a treasure. The first thing you\u0026#39;ll notice about this beach is how sheltered it is, so expect a real suntrap with a quieter feel than some of its neighbours.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis sandy beach was once known as Gentlemen\u0026rsquo;s Cove, and offers a row of colourful beach huts, easy access and toilets \u0026ndash; everything you need for a quiet day by the sea. If you happen to glance out at the right time during your day on this gorgeous Dawlish beach you may even catch sight of some passing dolphins. A seasonal dog ban is also enforced.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5752,"LocationLongitude":-3.4684,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/101/2013/06/P1000031.JPG/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/dawlish/coryton-cove","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/101/2013/06/P1000031.JPG/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Boat Cove","Body":"\u003cp\u003eBoat Cove sits quietly to the west of Dawlish, and it\u0026#39;s another example of the more peaceful Dawlish beaches to be found if you know where to look. Boat Cove is a sandy spot and another of the smaller Dawlish beaches.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe pretty cove is a good option for those who are happy to forgo the conveniences of the larger beaches in Dawlish, and you\u0026#39;ll find a little shop nearby during the summer for snacks and essentials.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis beach is tucked just a stone\u0026#39;s throw from the Riviera railway line, so you\u0026#39;ll have the fun of waving at passing trains while you enjoy the sand. If you prefer a quiet Dawlish beach holiday on a quiet expanse of sand, Boat Cove is well worth a visit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5749,"LocationLongitude":-3.46844,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/03/beach handstand.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/dawlish/boat-cove","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/03/beach handstand.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Dawlish Museum","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWhen it comes to Dawlish family attractions to give visitors an insight into the town\u0026rsquo;s heritage and residents, Dawlish Museum is top of the list. The collections housed within the museum trace the interesting history of South Devon\u0026#39;s Dawlish back through generations, bringing the area\u0026rsquo;s past to life with engaging displays and artefacts.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe captivating objects on display in the museum include archaeological findings and mementos that shaped Dawlish into the pretty seaside town visitors see today. The Dawlish Museum is open between May and September.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.58,"LocationLongitude":-3.47347,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/adriano/2013/08/Cockwood Harbour-01.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/dawlish/dawlish-museum","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/adriano/2013/08/Cockwood Harbour-01.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve","Body":"\u003cp\u003eLocated at the mouth of the scenic River Exe, Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve is an ideal family attraction in Dawlish for those who enjoy the great outdoors! Tucked behind Dawlish Warren\u0026rsquo;s Blue Flag beach, the nature reserve is a tapestry of grassland, dunes and mudflats that together make a haven for the area\u0026rsquo;s many wading birds and wildfowl.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAside from its importance to birdlife, the reserve is home to over 600 types of plant and flowers and offers a wide range if important habitats. Entry to this peaceful area is free, although there is a charge for the car park.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.6077,"LocationLongitude":-3.4364,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/Dawlish Warren.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/dawlish/dawlish-warren-nature-reserve","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/Dawlish Warren.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Ashcombe Adventure Centre","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSet in the countryside, the \u003ca href=\"http://www.ashcombeadventure.co.uk\"\u003eAshcombe Adventure Centre\u003c/a\u003e is one of the most thrilling family attractions in Devon.\u0026nbsp; A visit to the centre is a great opportunity to try all kinds of outdoor activities, including archery and fishing, paintball, karting, raft building and much more.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe centre has been carefully designed so it\u0026#39;s able to offer activities all year round, so don\u0026#39;t hesitate to drop in and see what you fancy trying your hand at. There are motorised activities avilable too, including quad biking, karting or digger driving then this is your chance to have a go.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhether for a family or a group of adults, Ashcombe Adventure Centre won\u0026rsquo;t fail to get your adrenalin pumping, and the centre can even create a programme of activities according to their fitness levels and preferences. This Dawlish attraction is not suitable for children under 14 years of age and\u0026nbsp; you must be 16 to take part in paintballing.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.596,"LocationLongitude":-3.53434,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/02/zipwire.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/dawlish/ashcombe-adventure-centre","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/02/zipwire.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Dawlish Carnival","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThose guests who time their Dawlish holidays during \u003ca href=\"http://www.dawlishcarnivalentertainment.co.uk\"\u003ecarnival week\u003c/a\u003e in August are treated to one of the South West\u0026rsquo;s largest annual events. Carnival Week is one of Devon\u0026rsquo;s most popular events, and highlights include the air show with an annual Red Arrows display. The event always takes place during August and it attracts visitors from all over the region.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s always a lively carnival procession that winds its way for more than two miles around the town, and previous years have seen so many floats that the parade itself stretched for more than a mile. Dawlish is a friendly town that holds local events dear, so expect a week of family fun where everybody\u0026rsquo;s welcome. 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The 4.7 mile walk between Teignmouth and Dawlish follows one of Britain\u0026rsquo;s most dramatic stretches of railway line and the views are incredible.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis is a circular walk, but if you want to you can always catch a train back to Teignmouth from Dawlish and admire the views as you relax. This walk has a difficulty grading of moderate, but it\u0026rsquo;s the best way to take in the beauty of the south Devon coastline and there are refreshments in both towns to keep you going. Much of this walk follows the sea wall, and as the trains zoom by right beside the walkway it\u0026rsquo;s always great fun waving at the passengers on board.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLook out for the tunnel as you veer away from the sea wall to climb Smuggler\u0026rsquo;s Lane, as it\u0026rsquo;s one of five built along this stretch of coast by Brunel. This tunnel is called Parson\u0026rsquo;s Tunnel, after the Parson and Clerk rocks that can still be seen off the headland. Local lore has it that the pair of them were turned to stone after being lured by the devil, but we\u0026rsquo;ll let you make your own minds up on that one.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis walk follows the sea wall for much of the route, so remember to check the tide times before starting this walk - you\u0026rsquo;ll be guaranteed wet feet if you get caught out!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5479,"LocationLongitude":-3.49428,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/DAWLISH SEAFRONT.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/teignmouth-shaldon/teignmouth-to-dawlish-railway-walk","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/DAWLISH SEAFRONT.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Dawlish Warren","Body":"\u003cp style=\"font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px;\"\u003eFor a relatively easy walk, the distance between Dawlish and Dawlish Warren is 3 miles one way \u0026ndash; and if you don\u0026rsquo;t feel like returning on foot you can hop on a train back. This Dawlish walk begins along the sea wall, beside the railway line \u0026ndash; so walkers can enjoy the sea views and fresh coastal air with the chance to wave at passengers on passing trains now and again.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp style=\"font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px;\"\u003eThe walk isn\u0026#39;t too strenuous as the path\u0026#39;s flat, and as it heads along the coast to Dawlish Warren the route is simple and more than suitable for first time walkers. 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This walk starts at Dawlish Warren railway station, before picking up the sea wall and heading south along the scenic coastal path.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe walk takes those who tackle it along the seafront to Dawlish, through the picturesque town centre with its Regency buildings and famous black swans, and notes several remains from the town\u0026rsquo;s past. 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This walk was devised to mark the 21st celebration of Teignmouth and Dawlish Ramblers and it remains one of the best ways to enjoy this dramatic stretch of coastline. Linked to the South West Coast Path, this walk begins at Teignmouth Pier and finishes at Dawlish Station.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAs it\u0026rsquo;s indirect, this walk takes in some of the stunning rural scenery in the area as well as the sea views that have made the area so popular, including sleepy neighbouring villages, the South Devon coastline and nearby countryside. 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This quirky restaurant is a firm favourite with guests of self-catering accommodation in Dawlish, and it offers cooked breakfasts, Sunday roasts, seafood dishes and much more.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe food home cooked food and friendly staff make this a great spot for the whole family, and it\u0026rsquo;s well worth bearing in mind during stay nearby. The Witches Bowl serves impressive evening meals, filling lunches and everything in between. 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Although very long, the walk is simple enough to follow and covers flat pathways along the beautiful Exe Estuary.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOne of the highlights of this walk is that you get to take in not only the East Devon coast near Lympstone, but as you near Dawlish you\u0026rsquo;ll walk the famous South Devon coastline too. Points to look out for along the way include the historic Exeter Canal, the picturesque harbour at Cockwood, and as you near Dawlish, look out for the red cliffs!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cdiv\u003e\r\n\t\u0026nbsp;\u003c/div\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.648,"LocationLongitude":-3.42938,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/Dawlish Warren.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/lympstone/lympstone-to-dawlish","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/Dawlish Warren.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Ness","Body":"\u003cp\u003eMention The Ness to anyone who lives in South Devon and their eyes will light up...this is the bar and restaurant where friends gather, couples date and families relax \u0026ndash; and it\u0026rsquo;s as popular for its location as it is for its food.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith a grassy garden, sea views all the way to Dawlish and food that\u0026rsquo;s won over most of the employees of Blue Chip, The Ness is a firm favourite with all ages, visitors and locals. Follow the path down the hill and you\u0026rsquo;ll reach Shaldon\u0026rsquo;s pretty little beach just around the corner, or just stay put and enjoy the views from the garden.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are few restaurants that have booths made from upturned boats, but that\u0026rsquo;s exactly what you\u0026rsquo;ll experience in the nautical-themed restaurant and with the panoramic views across the bay it makes it a popular choice for those on holidays in the area.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhen you\u0026rsquo;ve finished your meal step outside to the left and walk through the original smuggler\u0026rsquo;s tunnel that leads to Ness Beach. The beach is one of Devon\u0026rsquo;s most secluded spots and it welcomes dogs all year round. 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