Dawlish Sea Wall Walk

Coast Path beside the train track in South Devon
4th Jun 2017

Do you remember the seeing the iconic images of the collapsed sea wall at Dawlish? After the Storm hit our small seaside town back in February 2014, the railway took the brunt of the poor weather conditions.  As the Railway was the main access route for visitors and local residents Dawlish really did feel cut off!

Thankfully we were blessed with the wonderful ‘Orange Army’ who did an exceptional job to get the town back on track quickly and the Sea Wall is now fully open for all to enjoy.

The Dawlish Warren to Dawlish Sea Wall walk is a level 2 mile walk that takes you all the way along to coast to Dawlish

Dog watching the trains go by on the Dawlish Sea Wall

 

Our Dawlish Sea Wall Walk Guide

Start your walk from Welcome Family and head left to Dawlish Warren.  Here you’ll find loads going on, including Pirates Golf, Go Karts and FunderPark plus a few shops and eaterys, many of which are dog friendly.

View From Dawlish Warren Beach to Red Rock

Next, head right along the green to join the South West Coast Path towards the famous Red Rock – perhaps you’d like to stop for an Ice cream at the Red Rock Cafe?

Stroll to Coryton Cove past Red Rock

Walk past Red Rock and you will come to the beautiful beach that is Coryton Cove.

Coryton Cove near Dawlish Warren

This beach has wonderful sand, great for making sandcastles.  It is less accessible than some beaches in the area so you’ll be sure to find a lovely spot to sit and eat a picnic here, but may find it difficult to get a pram down the steps.

Lots to see along the way

It’s a flat walk along the sea wall to Dawlish. Just watch though, the sea wall is very high in places and there are no barriers, so mind out for little ones and don’t make the journey in high seas!

The walk will take you about about 30 minutes each way but with trains going past and boats to watch bobbing in the water it’s a very pleasant and interesting jaunt.

It’s worth coming when the tide is out as you can walk the whole way along the beach, click here for tide times.

Have a rest in Dawlish

Dawlish BrookWhen you get to Dawlish you will find a very pretty little seaside town with lots of cafes and opportunities to sample a cream tea or some more ice cream!

Dawlish is the home to the famous black swans, so be sure to look out for them too.

Don’t worry if you’re too tired to walk back to Dawlish Warren after your Dawlish sea wall walk.  From here you can either catch a train or bus which both run regularly or you could always catch a taxi.

 

 

Our first-class South Devon self catering accommodation is the ideal base to explore Dawlish Warren and as we’re on the South West Coast Path it’s a great place for a walking holiday too!

Simply book online or call 03451 656265.

 

 

Updated 22/1/19