South West

Situated on the east coast of Devon, where the River Exe meets the sea, Exmouth, is a fantastic place to live and the town enjoys a range of leisure activities, many of which are centred on its natural environment..

It’s nationally renowned for its Watersports activities – especially Sailing, Windsurfing and Kite Surfing and the town – the largest in Devon - boasts incredible natural assets such as miles of golden sandy beaches  and the beautiful Exe Estuary. It’s also at the gateway to the stunning Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

Protecting its environment is key to the future success of the town. The Exe Estuary has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a Special Protection Area (SPA), and  a Ramsar Site (internationally important area for birdlife).   A trail path alongside the Estuary provides cycle, walking and wildlife watching opportunities along its length.

Surrounded by areas of high growth, particularly the city of Exeter, it’s readily acknowledged that Exmouth will hugely benefit from a focused and achievable economic vision.

Much has already been achieved.  The Strand site has been rejuvenated into a vibrant retail and leisure area and is now central for major events in the town.  The investment by Whitbread plc to establish a Premier Inn on the seafront has signalled  a renewed optimism for Exmouth’s future.

The Coastal Community Team has been established to identify new ways to work together and achieve greater integration in creating an economic plan.

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Contact for further information Alison Hayward ahayward@eastdevon.gov.uk

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