Dawlish a few miles along the South Devon coast from Teignmouth.
Dawlish’s Georgian villas, now mainly used as bed and breakfast or hotel accommodation, date from the time when the village became popular with the visiting aristocracy, sampling the sea air coming to the town soon to be a resort for the summer.
Dawlish Water is famous for its resident ornamental waterfowl including ducks and geese and of course the Black swans emblem of the town for over a century. Bordered by beds of marigolds in summer, and palm trees, with chestnut trees in the surrounding park known as The Lawns. The brook tumbles over waterfalls above which are strung multi coloured festoon lights. In winter the waterfowls’ enclosure (aviary) is heated and the town Council have been running an adopt a duck scheme to offset the costs of their food and care.
Running along the coast is the Mainline to London, the ornate Railway Station built in ?? beyond which is Dawlish Town beach. Just to the east of the town and towards Shaldon is Coryton Cove Beach backed by red sandstone cliffs and the railway. A secluded south facing beach and a real sun trap. With only the sound of passing trains and happy children to disturb the peace of this beautiful location no wonder it was a "rural seaside award winning beach yet again in 2006" No lifeguards. To the west is Boat Cove yet another small but pleasant beach.
Dawlish Warren. Just along the coast and a popular holiday destination, with many Dawlish Holiday Parks.
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Dawlish Things to See and Do Walk the Coast Footpath. Take a scenic boat trip around the Bay. Little Shaftesbury Theatre seating only 148 patrons, putting on plays and summer shows and in winter of course pantomimes such as Little Red Riding Hood.
Sample the delights of Gays Creamery famous not just for their ice creams but baked goods such as mouth watering quiches and pasties, as well as fudge and toffees. While away a wet few hours in Dawlish's Amusement Arcades, enjoy delicious fish and chips or a good old "proper Devonshire cream tea".
Visit nearby Powderham Castle family home of the Courtenay family for over 600 years. Lived in today by Lord and Lady Devon. In a stunning location overlooking the Exe Estuary. The present castle dates from medieval times.
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