Phase two of Exmouth’s seawall repairs approved

A further 150 metres of vulnerable seawall will be secured with a steel sheet pile wall in the second phase of repairs to Exmouth’s sea defences, planned for late September.

Phase two is projected to cost £1.627million of the estimated full project cost of £3.312million. East Devon District Council (EDDC) has allocated £1.5million to the work, with £1.72million of additional funding...

Funding confirmed for improved coastal defences in Sidmouth

The Sidmouth and East Beach coastal defence scheme has been fully approved by the Environment Agency, with £16million of funding from the UK Government.

The £20million project will protect 113 residential and 70 commercial properties from the risks of sea flooding and cliff erosion. East Devon District Council (EDDC) will provide £2.25million of already approved funds, with...

Massive step forward for Sidmouth coastal protection announced

The Advisory Group for the Sidmouth and East Beach Management Plan (BMP) has given the green light to the “Option 6” Beach Management Scheme.

At the meeting held on Wednesday, 8 March the advisory group agreed to a changed scheme which now includes:

  • On the Main Beach the construction of an offshore breakwaters/island similar to the 2 existing breakwaters, plus a “beach
  • ...
Cafe on estuary in Devon

The Venus Company is full of the joys of Spring!

As we welcome the clocks going forward this month and the sunnier days of Spring and Summer, the Venus Company announces the re-opening of the East Portlemouth beach café on Sunday 12th March trading for the new season daily from 10 am to 5 pm. This delightful Venus Café, just a short, picturesque ferry ride from Salcombe, is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, boasting...

Bathing reopens at Exmouth

East Devon District Council is pleased to announce the Environment Agency pollution alert has been lifted at Exmouth.

This now means bathing can take place on all the district’s beaches for everyone again, following the recent alerts due to severe weather warnings which could have affected the river catchments.

Explanation of the Environment Agency's pollution warnings:...

Seaton beach pilot scheme sees physically impaired enjoy seafront

A Seaton resident was able to enjoy the beach for the first time in a decade thanks to a new pilot scheme for the physically impaired.

A special 85-metre platform, made from Tuff Trac which is a combination of plastic and aluminium, has been placed along Seaton Beach and is being used by a variety of residents.

The new path allows wheelchair and mobility scooter users to...

Life’s a beach: The transition from pool lifeguard to beach lifeguard

As we head towards the summer are you looking for a new challenge? Pool lifeguards have a unique opportunity to upskill to become a beach lifeguard and gain invaluable skills for life.

As an island, the UK has miles and miles of beautiful coastline, and every year people flock to our beaches to enjoy the sea, surf, and sometimes the sun! With more Britons holidaying in the UK, our...

Sidmouth Undercliff Walkway closed following small cliff fall

Following a small cliff fall on the undercliff walkway in Sidmouth the walkway will remain closed until East Devon District Council (EDDC) can be confident that there is no further risk to the public.

The small cliff fall took place on Sunday morning. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) were made aware of this by the police, and attended site confirming that there were no...

New £14m Sidmouth Beach Management Plan takes major step forward

A new and improved multi-million Sidmouth Beach Management Scheme (BMS) could eliminate the need for a controversial raised splash wall on the seafront.

And, it would help to future proof the town against increased storminess due to climate change for decades to come.

The news comes following a meeting of the Sidmouth Beach Management Advisory Group, on Monday 25 October,...

The Devon Coast has one of the most EV-friendly road trip routes in the UK

hiyacar has collated 22 of the UK's most stunning car journeys - including the Causeway Coastal and North Coast 500 - and uncovered how many charging points there are per mile on each.

It’s likely that this summer will largely be spent in the UK, so what better way to make the most of it than packing up the car and heading for some of the beautiful scenery the British Isles has to offer?...