"Dawlish" Dawlish by grayfo

Dawlish Travel Guide: 28 reviews and 52 photos

Dawlish is a resort located on the south coast of Devon and is not only known for its sands and cliff scenery, but also the railway line running between the beach and the town. In the centre of Dawlish is the Lawn, an attractive garden laid out on each side of Dawlish Water (aka The Brook). A great attraction in the town is the Black Swans which are descended from rare birds that were introduced from Western Australia.

Must see sights include: Dawlish Warren to the east of the town that consists of facilities for holiday-makers, a Blue-Flag beach and Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve.

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Dawlish is served by the First Great Western train service and is located on the Exeter to Plymouth line, the station and line is built on the sea wall, and has often suffered from storm damage due its proximity to the sea.

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  • Last visit to Dawlish: Jun 2012
  • Intro Updated May 14, 2013
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Oct 23, 2011 at 9:29 AM

    Lovely little page here. I once walked from Teignmouth to Dawlish and really enjoyed it.

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2005 at 3:20 PM

    I was only in Dawlish on Friday, drove past the Ladys Mile too! It really was a deserted holiday town in the rain!

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2005 at 12:05 PM

    Looks nearly like the Riviera. That campground looks interesting.


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