Sidmouth is a beautiful coastal town with a regency feel which is ideal for visitors of all ages. Sat in the middle of spectacular countryside Sidmouth is home to beautiful beaches, stylish eating places and great shopping, with everything from unusual gifts, designer clothing and lifestyle goods available.
Things to do in Sidmouth
Sidmouth lies on the Jurassic Coast and the coastline is dominated by the vivid red sandstone cliff which date back to the Triassic period. Along the front is the Millennium Walkway which stretches the length of the beach, which is made of pebbles, providing the perfect background for an afternoon stroll. Sidmouth Beach is a perfect family friendly beach, ideal for safe swimming and rock pooling at low tide with great on site facilities.
Sidmouth is a great town for walking, to the east of town the South West Coast path leads to the picturesque villages of Branscombe and Beer and on to Seaton, to the west the coastal path leads to Ladram Bay with its stunning red rock stacks and Budleigh Salterton. You will definately deserve an icecream once you have climbed the stunning cliffs and admired the view.
Take some time to explore the town centre, rich in royal and architectural history, as well as discovering a great range of shops, cafe’s and restaurants.
Each year Sidmouth and the surrounds towns and villages host a wonderful range of events, In June the town plays host to the Sidmouth Literary Festival and August the annual, and very popular, Sidmouth Folk Week, where amateur performers, multi-national and local bands take over hotel lounges, pubs and pavements. At the end of August each year is Sidmouth Regatta when the town comes together to celebrate.
History of Sidmouth
The resort was very fashionable in the 1800s and was visited by Queen Victoria in her youth as well as the Grand Duchess of Russia in 1831. Sidmouth is home to hundreds of listed buildings and a liberal sprinkling of blue plaques can be found around the town.
Tourist Information Centre
Sidmouth Tourist information centre has a wide range of information including visitor attractions, activities and forthcoming events. Help can be offered with leaflets, bus/train times and maps and can be found.