The remains of one of Brunel's atmospheric railway pumping stations is here, and the modern railway, following Brunel's route, sweeps along the estuary a few feet from the water. A trainspotter's paradise, especially if heritage trains are running (as they do on occasion).

Last, but not least, there's four pubs in the immediate vicinity; two in the village itself and two more just round the corner (a pleasant 10 minute walk) at the harbour village of Cockwood. All four are hospitable, offer good-value home-cooked food, are family-friendly and a serve a decent pint of beer.

For local news check out Torbay's local paper - Herald Express - and also the Exeter local paper - Express & Echo.

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The Paint Hub is a pottery painting cafe where you can customise your own piece of...

Rock pools to explore, occasional sightings of dolphins, brightly coloured painted beach...

Dawlish Warren prides itself on being one of South Devon's top family beaches....

Starcross is a small, mainly commuter, village on the estuary of the River Exe, about eight miles south of Exeter. Because it is situated on the A379 road heading towards Torbay and on the main railway line from Exeter to Penzance it's the sort of place that many pass through without really noticing.

A long sandy beach from the mouth of the River Teign east towards Dawlish. Free summer...

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Situated to the north of the Teign Estuary, Little Haldon is particularly important for...

Across the Exe Estuary from Exmouth, Starcross is a small waterside village with plenty of railway interest. The village is a popular centre for sailing and is also a good location for bird watching on the Exe Estuary.

World of Country Life is Devon’s GOLD award winning family day out, whatever the weather!

Located on the estuary side of town, this charming beach takes you back to days gone by....

The family beach resort with shops, amusements, go-karts, adventure golf, pubs and...

A small cove situated at the base of the cliffs between Teignmouth and Dawlish. A small...

The Visitor Centre has a range of displays which tell you more about Dawlish Warren. A...

A mix of shingle and sand, the beach gently shelves towards the estuary mouth with views...

EXE ADVENTURES is South Devon's mobile outdoor adventure centre, with a 15 seat minibus...

At Laura Wall Art and Illustration, we exhibit a large collection of framed limited...

Catch the ferry from Starcross across the Exe Estuary to Exmouth.

Dawlish Warren's most valuable ecological asset appears outside of the summer months -...

About a mile and a half up the road is Powderham Castle, the 600 year-old stately home of the current Earl of Devon, where you can enjoy a guided tour of the castle and its grounds, including a deer park safari.

A visit to Powderham Castle is an enchanting day out for all its visitors. Fascinating...

Crealy Great Adventure Park is the South West’s number one family value day out. The...

One of it's unique claims to fame is that it is the home of the best preserved pumping stations of Brunel's short-lived experimental "Atmospheric Railway".

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Another of Starcross's attractions is it's ferry across the river to, and from, the seaside town of Exmouth. This is a seasonal foot-passenger service (which as part of the National Cycle Route ' also accommodates bicycles) and the unhurried 15-'0 minute crossing allows you to enjoy the estuary's scenery and wildlife.

Within a short walk from the town centre, Dawlish Town Beach is ideal to escape the...

It is quite a characterful little village though with it's river mouth location being popular with "in-the-know" boaty-types and has a reputation as a friendly and welcoming mooring and the local shops are ideal for re-provisioning.