Local Attractions

  • Seaton tramway - enjoy an open-topped trip down the Axe Valley with views and birdlife from Seaton to Colyton and back (tramstop in Colyford, by the White Hart).
  • Beer Quarry Caves, on Branscombe road out of Beer.
  • Marine House at Beer - Centre for the fine and applied arts from local and national artists and craftspeople.
    Fore Street, Beer. Tel (01297) 625257.
  • Pecorama, Beer offers an indoor model exhibition, Beer Heights Light Railway, crazy golf, and a childrens' play area. Full catering on site.
  • Darts Farm Shop located in Topsham near Exeter, offers a wide range of local farm and other high quality produce.
  • Dinosaur Land - Coombe St, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3PY. Tel (01297 443541).
  • Norman Lockyer Observatory Salcombe Regis.Working historic astronomical observatory and planetarium, Est. 1912.
  • The Cobb (harbour) at Lyme Regis, setting for “The French Lieutenant’s Woman”.
  • Fossil beach at Charmouth.
  • Local churches of interest at Colyton, Axmouth and Axminster.
  • Donkey Sanctuary - Situated just off the A3052 between Beer and Salcombe Regis, this park is home to hundreds of abandoned donkeys.
  • Farway Countryside Park Farm, with animal enclosures, pony rides, indoor and outdoor childrens’ play areas.
  • Good local shopping at Sidmouth, Axminster (Thursday market), Lyme Regis and Honiton (Tuesday and Thursday markets).

Further Afield

(within one hour’s drive)

Ten Pin Bowling

  • Mega Bowl at Exeter and Taunton

Escott Country Park

  • Fairmile, Nr Ottery St. Mary, Off the A30. Tel (01404) 822188

Crealy Adventure Park

  • Children’s theme park with rides and indoor and outdoor play areas, off A3052, before Exeter

Also...

  • Go-Kart Racing
  • Paint-Balling

Local Activities

(within 20 minutes’ drive)

Golf

  • Axe Cliff Golf Club, Axmouth
    (18 holes)
  • Lyme Regis Golf Club, Lyme Regis
    (18 holes)
  • Driving range at Salcombe Regis incl. putting, crazy golf and short practice course

Fishing

  • Boats for hire at Beer with skipper, for mackerel fishing trips

Swimming

  • Good local swimming pools at Axminster and Sidmouth

Cycling

Walking

  • Local walks all over, including the South-West coastal path
    (See guides in Bryher)

Cinemas

  • Local cinemas at Lyme Regis, Sidmouth and Exmouth. See Scott Cinemas for info and on-line bookings.

Spa and beauty treatments

  • Aspara, York Street, Sidmouth.
    Tel (01395) 515120 - highly recommended.