Many of Devon’s attractions can be found within easy reach of Dawlish, so it is a popular place to stay or visit on a day trip. Two sights that should be at the top of every visitor’s itinerary is the fascinating Powderham Castle and the iconic A La Ronde. Two other great attractions that are located nearby Dawlish are Babbacombe Beach and the Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens.
There are some interesting cultural attractions in and around Dawlish. Visit some of the interesting exhibit spaces and museums including Torquay Museum in Torquay and the Bygones Victorian Museum. Experience a few of the thrilling live performances at the Princess Theatre in Torquay.
When it’s time escape the city, head to the nearby green spaces. Watch as the birds wheel overhead, skim rocks in the shallows and enjoy some sunshine at nearby Meadfoot Beach in Torquay and Abbey Sands. Enjoy the local flora and fauna, pull out your sketch pad, or just relax in the shade at the Bicton Park Botanical Gardens in Budleigh Salterton.
Visitors to Devon will not want to miss out on the Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves in Torquay. For a tour of the nearby historic attractions, be sure to check out Torre Abbey in Torquay.
If golf is your passion, visit the Exeter Golf and Country Club in Exeter and the Northbrook Approach Golf Course. It’s a great way to get out and enjoy the fresh air.
For a real taste of Dawlish, consider making a reservation at one of the area’s charming bed and breakfast or hotel options. If you're looking for great service and a comfortable bed, check out the amenities at the Imperial Hotel Torquay, the Exeter Court Hotel, and the popular Palace Hotel, Torquay.