24 hours in Exmouth

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We have found some great places for you to try while visiting Exmouth


Jurassic Coast cruise

What better way to explore the Jurassic coast than by boat? Hosted by Stuart Line Cruises, it’s been one of the top things to do in Exmouth since 1969. Keep your eyes peeled for feeding seals on the River Exe!

World of country life

Animal lovers can enjoy close contact with animals, experience a close encounter with a bird of prey at the Hawkridge Birds of Prey show and hand feed the Deer and Llama on favourite park attraction, Deer Train Safari.

Bowling at ocean

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Nobody enjoys a wet sandy beach which is why bowling is the perfect alternative. With a 12 lane bowling alley, arcades and soft play, the kids can be happy and mum and dad are free to relax at the bar which provides plentiful food and drink.

Night time

The grapevine

The Grapevine is a bar and grill sourcing and celebrating all things local from the food they serve to the live music they offer. On a Friday and Saturday evening it becomes Exmouth’s premium venue offering the best in live music entertainment.

Franklins Cafe & Bar

At Franklins Café & Bar you can enjoy a wide selection of traditional and modern cocktails whilst taking in the inviting atmosphere of the busy Strand. Serving all day, visitors can enjoy Spanish inspired tapas dishes in the the marvellous Devon sun.


They stock over 600 premium spirits and beers from around the world, making them the South West’s best spirit bar and venue. Visitors can enjoy food seven days a week sat in old school desks that make for funky new seating.


River Exe cafe

On visiting the River Exe Café, you will enjoy a water taxi from Exmouth Marina along the River Exe. Floating calmly on the estuary, the restaurant specialises in seafood, serving up Exmouths famous mussels in a most relaxed environment.

The Waterfront

A restaurant that offers locally caught quality seafood in pleasant quayside surroundings.

There’s change on the horizon though, as the restaurant has been sold and will soon reopen as the latest in Mitch Tonks’ delightful Rockfish chain.

The Puffing Billy

A hidden gem situated a 5 min drive away in the quaint village of Exton.

Recently renovated, the pub boasts a delightful, airy atmosphere. The menu changes regularly inspired by the various seasons and produce available.



A beautiful home interior/gift shop offering professional clothing alterations, furniture upholstery and handmade bespoke cushions. The team all have over 60 years experience and are happy to provide advice on colours, styles and suitability.

Caramel Clothing Ltd

The store is a ladies boutique offering stylish fashion choices for all. The team offer honest advice on what works and looks best for you and stocked Items are selected using customer feedback.

Blooming kids

Stunning shop selling traditional toys and timeless clothes for ages 0-5. The store stock clothes from companies Kite, Hatley and Pigeon Organics whose apparel are either made from organic cotton or sourced in the most ecological of ways.

Reader suggestions

Natalie Brereton: a great place to eat has to be El Olivio on the Strand - fantastic food & charming little place.

Chloe Symons: The Mexican is brilliant! Food is consistently amazing and its always very busy in there!

@starmlh: @TheGrapevineExm @beaconvaults @OddfellowsExm the Chronicle are good places to eat

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