"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Dawlish Warren

Dawlish Warren is a small seaside resort near the town of Dawlish in Teignbridge on the south coast of Devon in England. Dawlish Warren consists almost entirely of holiday accommodation and facilities for holiday-makers especially caravan sites.

It is located at the mouth of the Exe Estuary opposite Exmouth and has a beach, a National Nature Reserve spanning 506 acres (2 km2) and a golf course.

The renowned sand spit at Dawlish Warren is the location of both the golf course and the nature reserve which was declared a National Nature Reserve in 2000. This spit has reduced in size within the past century due to erosion partly caused by the installation of a breakwater at Langstone Rock to the South West which traps sand from the local sandstone cliffs and interrupts the natural sediment flow of the area.

The resort is popular with holidaymakers and although a death occurred from E. coli poisoning in 1999, allegedly caused by a nearby sewage outflow, a new sewage treatment plant has since been built resulting in both Dawlish Warren & Dawlish beaches now winning the coveted Blue Flag for the quality of the bathing waters.

To visit the resort it is possible to travel by train as the local railway station is situated within a few minutes walk of the beach. Dawlish Warren railway station is located between Dawlish and Starcross stations, and is very busy in the summer.

Dawlish can be reached by a 1.5 mile walk south-west along the South Devon Railway sea wall.

Local authority: Torbay Borough Council

OS Grid Reference: SX978785

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Things to see and do in and around Dawlish Warren

  • Stuart Line Cruises & Boat Trips
  • The Monkey House
  • Sams Funhouse
  • Dawlish Museum
  • Coast Complex
  • The Great Exmouth 'OO' Model Railway
  • Exmouth Museum
  • Powderham Castle
  • A La Ronde
  • World of Country Life
  • Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre
  • Teignmouth Lido
  • Teignmouth Museum
  • Shaldon Zoo
  • The Den
  • Shaldon Wildlife Trust

Tourist Information

Dawlish
Tourist Information Centre
The Lawn
Devon
England
EX7 9PW

Phone 01626 215665
http://www.visitsouthdevon.co.uk/

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Forecast for Friday 26 May

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Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 15°C
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Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
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Pressure 1018
Humidity 86%
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Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 16°C
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Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
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Pressure 1018
Humidity 77%
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Max temp. 17°C
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Wind 6mph, gusting to 9mph.
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Pressure 1016
Humidity 70%
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Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 18°C
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Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
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Pressure 1015
Humidity 69%
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Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 17°C
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Wind 5mph, gusting to 9mph.
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Pressure 1013
Humidity 71%
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Max temp. 16°C
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Wind 4mph, gusting to 7mph.
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Pressure 1013
Humidity 78%
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