Description:Dawlish is a picturesque sea side town in East Devon with a long sandy beach which extends from a small harbour called Boat Cove, north for over a mile to Langstone Rock. The beach at Langstone Rock is known as Red Rock Beach. South of Boat Cove is a nice sandy cove called Corytons Cove. Dawlish is a pleasant town to visit with fine scenery and it is very pleasant to walk along the promenade and along Dawlish Water through the centre of the town.
Safety:No details available. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:The promenade extends along the entire length of the beach. There is level access at the harbour and various access points along the promenade including steps and slopes. Disabled access is better by the Dawlish breakwater where there is a short slope to the beach. Short but steep slope to the beach at Corytons Cove.
Dogs:Dogs are allowed all year from the breakwater to 100m from Red Rock Beach. Dogs are banned south of the breakwater, including Boat Cove and Corytons Coves 1st May to 30th September and banned at Red Rock Beach 1st May to 30th September.
Directions:Dawlish is approximately 10 miles from Exeter. From Exeter take the A379 south. If approaching Exeter on the A38 or M5 there are turnings onto the A379 signposted to Dawlish. On the A379 follow the road south through Kenton and Starcross and continue on the A379 to Dawlish.
Post Code:EX7 9DL.
Parking:Several car parks in Dawlish.
Toilets:Yes, including disabled facilities.
Facilities:Cafés, shops, deck chair hire.