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Great thing to do with small children

Spend 30p on a bag of bird food (from the dairy) and entertain the kids for ages feeding the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paris, France
Perfect, traditional, low key seaside resort

I've fallen in love with Dawlish.Its a small, low key resort. It's the perfect place if you want to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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“black swans”(53 reviews)
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This South West Coast Path walk starts and ends at Dawlish Railway Station and takes in both the development of Dawlish since the 1800s as well as the attractive Old Town. The route is generally flat and undemanding along pavements or tarmac...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Dawlish Railway Station Station Road, Dawlish EX7 9PJ, England
+44 1752 896237
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All reviews black swans park area fairy lights souvenir shops amusement arcade lovely walk sea front enjoyable walk sea wall seaside resort walk along the river plenty of seats cream tea lovely place high street worth a visit pastries
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spend 30p on a bag of bird food (from the dairy) and entertain the kids for ages feeding the various birds nice easy level paths, make sure you keep young children close as the stream is not fenced.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank karenhenson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've fallen in love with Dawlish.Its a small, low key resort. It's the perfect place if you want to potter. There is a brook that runs through the centre of the town, which is home to the famous Black Swans. Adjacent to the brook are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lovetotravel1704
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We visited the seaside resort at Dawlish on a Monday in August, we had visited here once before some time ago and being in the area thought we would revisit. We had about four or five hours here and wanted to see as much as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Stewart C
Reviewed 18 September 2018

this small town but will nice to walk about seeing shops got shame few now gone but nice see gay bakey still going and one best place pop in pick something eat and then sit by river well worth it

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rob W
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Yes time may have forgot this little town and that's great. It has kept it's charm. It doesn't have the government money spent on it like Teignmouth, but I'm sure that is better for the town. The swans are and river area are clean the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Aldoc999
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Picture Postcard town with added bonus of its birds in the water that runs to the sea. Good parking at the rear of town that has a one-way system and little tea shops to have a cuppa & cake

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank cherilynf2018
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful place had cream tea in cafe and walked threw park really nice to see the black swans there really is a must place to visit nice walk on the sea front with train going buy

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wayne c
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Parked at the large Barton hill car park and walked down the hill to the river. Toilets are just by the river which are handy. Walked along the river with several foot bridges & small falls, seeing the famous black swans and various other birds...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Amberleyadrian
Reviewed 26 August 2018

if you want want a bit time to think about things beautiful little shops and cafe,s to get gifts and great food and river with wildlife

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ollie290
Reviewed 25 August 2018

So lovely to visit Dawlish again, since last visiting as a child. We easily parked in a well-signed car park, then strolled down to the gardens/river/black swans of my memories. (Why is it all so small now though I wonder?!) A late breakfast at Jack...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Johnfrisbee
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