Five East Devon beaches win national awards

Beer, Exmouth, Seaton, and Sidmouth Town beach have met the high standard required to be awarded the Blue Flag and Seaside Award, with Budleigh Salterton also receiving a Seaside Award.

Exmouth has now achieved Blue Flag status for six years in a row, while this is the fifth year for Sidmouth, the third for Seaton, and the second for Beer.

Councillor Geoff Jung, East Devon...

Burgh Island Glow by Barry Kelly

Exhibition by Barry Kelly : Far Horizons : Above the Salt

Summer means different things to each of us. For some it is a time to escape, to forget the humdrum routine of everyday life, pack the bags, round up the dogs and children, and head for the beach – or the hills! - for a few weeks of sun, fun and frolics. For others it is a more reflective time; a time to heal, to restore, to let nature take over and return our bodies and minds to good health, ready to face the challenges that lie ahead.

In this year’s exhibition at The Brownston Gallery Barry presents a collection that particularly portrays the nurturing aspect of summer...

Councillors Celebrate Blue Flag Status at East Devon Beaches

Four of the district’s beaches have been awarded prestigious Blue Flag status, setting them out as some of the best beaches in the country, an accolade welcomed by the EDDC’s new administration.

The beaches in Seaton, Beer, Exmouth and Sidmouth have all been awarded the Blue Flag accolade and are among 78 locations given the award recognising outstanding beaches in England.


Dog walking zones come into force from May

With the summer months approaching, restrictions for dog walking on East Devon’s beaches will soon be in force.

Each year, East Devon District Council (EDDC) limits areas where dogs can be exercised during the summer months, as it looks to ensure all beach goers can enjoy the area.

Following a public consultation exercise at the end of last year, there are a number of...

The Venus Company launches a new healthy dog menu for its four-legged customers!

Dogs just love to run free on the beach whatever the weather and a perfect day out with the family is not complete without a visit to one of the three dog-friendly Venus beach cafes across South Devon. Here you will find a warm welcome for both you and your best friend, who will be well cared for with the launch of Venus’ canine menu.

With three different natural chews specific for...

Apprentices resurrecting traditional seaside entertainment to bring puppets, magic and song to Devon beaches

Seaside entertainment featuring puppets, magic and songs will return to Devon’s beaches, promenades and quaysides this summer thanks to apprenticeships helping to keep traditional performance forms alive and well through training emerging local artists.

Promenade shows with slapstick, songs and Punch and Judy have become increasingly rare as holiday habits change but that won’t be...

Blue Flag Awards 2022: Exmouth, Seaton and Sidmouth boast some of Britain’s nicest beaches

Exmouth, Sidmouth and Seaton have been named as having some of the nicest beaches in the UK.

This is the first year Seaton has won the prestigious Blue Flag Award, joining the growing list of jewels in East Devon’s crown.

Exmouth has now won the accolade for the fourth year in a row while this is the third year for Sidmouth.

The three towns were among 151 locations...

Best rated dog-friendly beaches in the UK

It’s no secret that dogs are a man’s best friend. With National Dog Day just around the corner (26th August 2021), sought to find the highest-rated dog-friendly beach in the UK.

After analysing Google ratings and reviews for 151 beaches with no dog restrictions, can now reveal which is the best for you and your furry pal on their special day!...

Study reveals the UK's whitest beaches

Parkdean Resorts have revealed the UK's lightest and darkest beaches as inspiration for this year's staycation, and Devon has some of the UK's whitest beaches of all!

To help Brits beat the crowds and find their perfect beach getaway, Parkdean has expertly colour matched the sands of over 50 UK beaches to create an exclusive colour palette called ‘ Sandtone ’, inspired by the shades...

East Devon beaches claim Blue Flags and Seaside Awards for 2020

Blue Flags will be flying high above the beaches of Sidmouth and Exmouth from this week (w/b July 6) and these beaches, along with Seaton and Budleigh have also won prestigious Seaside Awards too ranking them among England’s best in the country.

Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy give the awards in recognition of beaches in England that achieve the highest standards of beach...