This walk is the start of the Exe Trail. Set off along Warren Road and you will soon see a footpath / cycle track to your left. This is a very pleasant walk passing fields and streams.
This walk from Dawlish Warren only rejoins the road as you get into Cockwood where there just happens to be two lovely pubs. Cockwood also boasts one of the most scenic harbours ever to be found and an art & craft studio/shop. If feeling energetic you could carry on from here to explore Starcross and again there is the potential to catch a train back.