Sat on the coast of South Devon, Sidmouth is a picturesque seaside town with some of the most stunning coastline in all of the UK. The town has been a frequent winner of Britain in Bloom awards receiving recognition an impressive 8 times in the past. There are a handful of open gardens in Sidmouth to complement the excellent floral displays around the town, including the ‘Edible Garden’, Sidmouth Arboretum and the ‘Tree Trail’ which all feature stunning plants and trees on their grounds. With a visit to these and all the rest that the area has to offer, a holiday in Sidmouth is sure to be a truly beautiful experience.
The town is known as ‘The Gateway to the Jurassic Coast’ and has its own spectacular set of spectacular cliffs. The striking red cliffs were formed over 240 million years ago and are a must see when visiting Sidmouth. If you want to delve more into the rich history of this World Heritage Site, head to the Jurassic Coast Interpretation Centre and Sidmouth Museum where they have much more information into the fascinating formation of these historic cliffs. The Millennium Walkway was created to ensure all visitors could enjoy the breath-taking views and offers a safe and accessible route for wheelchair users and parents with young children.
If you want to see the Jurassic Coast from the sea, head to Jurassic Paddle Sports where can rent a stand up paddleboard or a sit-on kayak and head off on your own adventure in the beautiful waters that surround Sidmouth.
Why not combine your holiday with Sidmouth Folk Week? The annual event takes place every August attracting tens of thousands of visitors to the town. Activities during the week include folk concerts, pub sessions, workshops, social dances, family entertainment and much more.
One of the most popular tourist attractions to visit during a holiday in Sidmouth is The Donkey Sanctuary. The charity has cared for over 14,000 donkeys across its European sites in the past and has 500 donkeys currently in their care at the Sidmouth site. The sanctuary is free to enter but after you see the wonderful donkeys you’ll be sure to want to make a donation towards the running costs of this deserving charity.
The striking red cliffs were formed over 240 million years ago and are a must see when visiting Sidmouth
There is much more to do on a holiday in Sidmouth with all the attractions and amenities you’d expect from a traditional holiday destination; there’s a variety of restaurants to enjoy, from fine dining to locally sourced fresh fish and chips and a range of events and concerts which take place throughout the year.