Dawlish Remembers

Remembrance Day and Remembrance Sunday are both marked in our region with services and parades. There are also displays of poppies in a number of places including this lovely “Poppy Wall” in Dawlish. Along with the Autumnal colours along the brook this makes for a lovely and poignant sight.

Halloween and Bonfire Events

Shaldon & Teignmouth held their bonfire night celebrations last night (Sat 30th Oct) and what a wonderful event it was. Their luck was certainly in with a mild, clear and fairly still evening, absolutely perfect conditions. We like to be on the beach in Shaldon, close to the bonfire and part of the general hubbub, all very enjoyable! Hats off to the team who created the amazing viking inspired bonfire and organised the whole thing. A great firework display topped it all off, and the many Halloween displays around the village were fun to see too, not to mention some of the little witches & wizards already out & about.

Of course Bonfire Night is still to come and there are many more planned in our area so plenty to choose from. We certainly hope to do it all again on Nov 5th.

Fabulous Weekend

Fabulous weather this second weekend in October, sunny and warm throughout! Very happy guests here at Sandays and generally lots of people out & about in Dawlish Warren. Very low tide during the afternoons drew many people down to the vast beach for games, walks and water play: happy days! Sales of ice-cream seemed to be going very well.

In to September …

The main summer holidays are over and we are in to September! Barring cancellations (stay well everybody!)  we will have a busy month at Sandays, with no availability left at all the way things stand at the moment. 

September is usually a lovely month with everything still open, days still reasonably long and lots of interesting free stuff like the Devon Open Studios, the heritage events, or catching part of the cycle tour. For those (like me) who like a dip in the sea, water temperatures are usually at their best in September.

Here are a few random local pics. The Warren is known for many things, but I haven’t caught sunflowers growing on the point before! And we have a lovely little clutch of cygnets down in Dawlish again, so cute.