There are lots of culture-rich cities, seaside towns and charming villages within easy reach of Sandays B&B. Here we’ve put together a list of our favourite towns in Devon, which all offer a wonderful combination of nature, culture and heritage for your holiday. Dawlish Warren is the ideal starting point for visiting and exploring the wonderful towns in Devon. All of the Devon towns listed below are within an hour of Sandays Bed and Breakfast.
Sandays B&B is the ideal starting point for exploring Exeter – the cultural heart of Devon. This beautiful & historical city is less than 30 mins by train or car from Sandays and well worth a visit at any time. The regular train & bus service from Dawlish Warren means you can leave your car at Sandays while you explore.
Dawlish is known for its black swans and red cliffs. It is a very pretty town with a river (Dawlish Water) running right through the centre. Plenty of interesting shops to browse and places to stop for something good to eat & drink.
Shaldon lies opposite Teignmouth at the mouth of the scenic Teign estuary. The two places are linked by road bridge making a visit to both an easy prospect. Shaldon was initially the working port and ship-building area until that side of the estuary silted up and the docks were moved to Teignmouth.Continue reading
Teignmouth is a pretty, seaside town with a pier just 10 minutes or so from Sandays by car, train or bus. There is a tourist information centre located on the sea front.Continue reading
A trip around the estuary to Exmouth is always a pleasure and can be done on foot, by cycle, train, bus or car! The journey by train is one of the most scenic stretches of rail in the country. But during part of the year there is another option too: by ferry from Starcross.Continue reading
Newton Abbot lies at the head of the Teign Estuary. This busy market town is accessible by car (approximately 20 minutes from Sandays), train or bus. The journey itself is a treat with beautiful views all along the Teign estuary to be enjoyed along the way. The town is sometimes known as “the gateway to moor and sea” and it is worthwhile popping in to the tourist information centre in the market square to find out about local events.Continue reading
More of a large village than a town, is the location of the most complete surviving pumping station from Brunel’s Atmospheric Railway laid between Exeter and Newton Abbott. Cruises and ferries run from Starcross for bird watching enthusiasts and transport to Exmouth.Continue reading
Topsham is a beautiful and very popular suburb of Exeter and a tourist attraction in its own right. The architectiure, attractive independent shops and interesting pubs and restaurants make it a pleasant place to visit.Continue reading
Further along the coast from Teignmouth, you will find the much larger and ever popular resort of Torquay, which really does have something to please everyone with day and evening entertainment. Our favourite part of Torquay is Cockington village, country park and craft centre.Continue reading
The wonderful town of Totnes with its feast of historical buildings and heritage activity is just 15 minutes (by car or train journey) from Newton Abbott. It is worth downloading a Totnes town guide from the tourist / visitor information site when planning a visit, and don’t forget to take a camera!Continue reading
A 30 minute ferry trip from Torquay harbour will take you to Brixham, where history, fishing and tourism meet in an interesting and delightful way.Continue reading