Devon Towns

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.

Exeter

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.

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Shaldon

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.

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Exmouth

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.

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Newton Abbot

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.

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Starcross

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.

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Torquay

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.

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Totnes

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!

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