Exmouth Beach

Exmouth Beach is a two mile stretch of sand, backed by a wide promenade lined with shops, restaurants and pubs. All manner of watersports are available, including zones for jet skis.

Plentiful parking.

Classic seaside entertainment including swing boats in summer.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dog bins are provided and dogs are welcome all year on parts of the beach and on the main beach from October to the end of April.

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  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Good fishing
  • Jet-skiing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing


  • Slipway

Nearest town




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SY 0106 7989

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Exmouth Beach Reviews

Too many dogs - none on leads

May 08th 2021

Exmouth beach has been taken over by Dog Owners for exercising their animals. We have even seen Dog Walking business from further afield including Exeter.  Dog owners ignore restrictions in summer and there seem not to be dog wardens to stop dogs roaming everywhere. .  Faeces are often not picked up and dogs and their owners mainly play ball etc..  As dogs romp , occupy and defacate in the shallow shore line it is not safe for small children.

Most dogs are friendly often approaching strangers and owners cannot understand why you might not like their dog/s around you and take offence very quickly if you ask them to take their dog away from you.. 

At the new Glacerie & Patisserie & Restaurant owned by Michael Caines (called a Watersports Centre) we recently went for refreshments, lovely setting and quality of everything, but totally ruined by Dog owners and huge dogs, barking dogs and ofcourse their owners who assume everyone loves their dogs… We left quickly not consuming our purchases.

Many of us used to love Exmouth beach but feel it is now ‘owned’ by dog walkers.  Now it seems Dogs have more privileges than humans on the sea shore

perfect family beach

Aug 04th 2020

The sea is calm, the beach is sandy and there’s a lovely rockpool to explore. Both ends are dog friendly but not in the middle so you can choose where it suits your needs. There’s water sports and boats to watch. There are restaurants and bars on the seafront and at the harbour, which is perfect for crabbing.

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