2017 has seen this iconic South Devon Blue Flag beach restored to it’s former glory. Tonnes of fresh, golden sand has replenished the beach… this is definitely the hottest spot on the coast this summer!

Dawlish Warren beach stretches for miles to reach the Exe Estuary in one direction and Dawlish Town in the other. If you’re feeling really energetic, wander through the nature reserve to get to the secluded back beach with Estuary views, however most stick to the glorious golden sands located near to the Amusements, Arcades, and Eateries which make Dawlish Warren the popular beach destination it is!

Are Dogs Allowed on Dawlish Warren Beach?

Dogs are permitted year-round on Dawlish Warren Beach between groynes 3 and 9, plus the area to the right of the lifeguard tower. Between peak season dates (1st April and 30th September), there are stricter rules in place for dogs. They are not allowed between the lifeguard tower and groyne 3 or west of the Red Rock Café for some 200 metres. Year-round, dogs are not permitted to be on the beach past groyne 9.

Is Dawlish Warren Beach Sandy?

Yes, Dawlish Warren Beach offers visitors a mile and a half of sand, including sand dunes, and the water is clean and safe for swimming.

Can You Swim at Dawlish Warren?

Yes, it is safe to swim at Dawlish Warren Beach. It’s relatively protected from the wind due to the backing sand dunes further inland, and there’s usually a gentle tide, but be sure to check the weather before you visit.

How Far is the Walk from Dawlish Warren to Dawlish?

The distance between Dawlish Warren and Dawlish is around 1.6miles, so should take just over 30 minutes on average to walk between the two. There’s a road that runs parallel to the coast, or you can take the South West Coast path as a more picturesque alternative.

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