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Holidays in Sidmouth and Devon

Oakdown is located in the heart of East Devon in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  We are minutes from the majestic Jurassic coastline and a short drive from Dartmoor National Park.  We have beautiful fishing villages, market towns and many top visitor attractions to explore.  There really is something to please all members of the family.  Our local beaches have so much to offer including the Blue Flag Award 2021 in Sidmouth and Exmouth.  The South West Coast Path and the Donkey Sanctuary is within walking distance, giving you spectacular coastal views. We have so much on our doorstep – you won’t be disappointed.


Shop local in Sidmouth….

Sidmouth is home to a huge range of great local businesses. Whether you’re looking for somewhere to grab a bite to eat, pick up a gift or some essential shopping, you’ll be spoilt for choice on your holiday in Sidmouth!

We think that it’s really important to support our local businesses. Check out a few local shops to wet your appetite…



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Days out and holidays in Sidmouth


Sidmouth is a firm favourite among families and tourists looking for a traditional seaside resort.  The beaches provide both sand and shingle, which is framed by the dramatic red cliffs and rolling green hills of the Sid Valley.  Families love the expanse of golden sands on Jacob’s ladder beach.  At low tide rock pools are revealed, giving hours of endless fun for exploration – buckets and spades recommended.

The esplanade offers a lovely walk and if you continue up the high street you really get to see what Sidmouth has to offer.

When it’s time to eat you are definitely spoilt for choice – there is everything from fish and chips to fine dining.

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Days out in East Devon


Wider afield East Devon provides breath taking coast and countryside. A short drive away you can enter Dorset and Lyme Regis where you can go fossil hunting on the shores of this prehistoric coast. If you wish to explore the beaches then you can find great spots at nearby Branscombe and Seaton too.

For those looking to hit the high streets then nearby Exeter has all of the best known brands and visitors here can also explore the rich history, take in a spot of horse racing at Exeter racecourse or revel in vibrant nightlife of the city.

If you’re visiting with kids then the area is packed with attractions and great days out. We’re 5 minutes from the Donkey Sanctuary where younger children will love the rides and play. A bit further afield is Crealy packed with adventures for young and young at heart! You’ll find boat trips at Sidmouth, there’s castles and museums and when you’re tired out you won’t find a better spot to relax than Oakdown.

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