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.
It is a lovely trip across the estuary and frequent services allow plenty of time in Exmouth, which is the oldest seaside resort in Devon.
Whilst there you could visit the Museum, take a boat trip, ride the Land Train, try ten pin bowling, or just perhaps just enjoy the gardens or the lovely beach. If you are feeling peckish then you might want to try some of the locally farmed Exmouth mussels.
For something more active, get involved in some watersports such as Paddle Boarding or Windsurfing at Orcombe with the Liquid Motion Watersports company (www.liquidmotionwatersports.co.uk) . Looking across the estuary from Dawlish Warren we often see a hive of activity on the water with boats and kite surfers.
Orcombe Point marks the official western end of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site. Look out for the geoneedle constructed in 2002 representing the type and sequence of rocks that form the building blocks of the Jurassic coast.
Also well worth a visit is the World of Country Life at Sandy Bay. This is a brilliant place for all age groups, lots for everyone to see and do there. A great family day out whatever the weather!