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Exmouth

Devon

This spacious resort boasts fine gardens and parks, some dating from the town's Victorian heyday. A sea wall and Queens Drive back Exmouth's long sandy beach. There is a wide promenade lined with shops restaurants and pubs.

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Water Quality

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency from 15th May to 30th September.

View latest results and any daily forecasts here

Today's Forecast

No water quality warning issued
7 Jul 2015
(Information provided by the Environment Agency)

Facilities

Food availableToiletsLitter binsSlipway

Parking

Pay parking for over 1.000 vehicles.

Dog restrictions

Dogs not allowed on certain areas May 1st to September 30th

Beach cleaning

Cleaned both mechanically and manually on a daily basis in the summer. monthly in the winter

Lifeguards

Yes

Dates and times | See safety tab

Activities

Swimming, fishing, jet skiing, surfboard/canoe hire, surfing, windsurfing, sailing and boat trips. Zoning in place for jet skis. There is an SLSGB Surf Life Saving Club at this beach.

Wildlife and Walks

Exmouth is a gateway for walking the Dorset and East Devon World Heritage Coast site, along the South West Coast Path to Sandy Bay/Budleigh. Bird watchers can walk to the estuary bird hide. See Marine Wildlife sightings at this beach

Beach type: sand,

Beach Location

Beach location map

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Wildlife sightings

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Read more about wildlife sightings at this beach and how to report sightings.

Water Quality

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken at this designated bathing water by the Environment Agency from 15th May to 30th September.

Find out more about designated bathing waters here.

What is water quality?

Bathing water quality refers to the amount of bacteria present in the sea, which can vary from beach to beach, and can change daily, even on the same beach. High levels of bacteria can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works and storm overflows or run-off from agricultural and urban areas.

Water quality is usually reduced for 24 to 72 hours after heavy rainfall.

Annual result

2014: projected good

At the end of this summer, beaches will be classified with new standards that use four years of sample data. The projected result above shows how the beach would have been rated last year if the new standards had been used, using data from 2011 to 2014. What does this mean?

The new standards don't need to be used until the end of this summer - in 2014 this beach was classified as:

2014: guideline

How the new and old standards compare

Latest info

Check for daily pollution forecasts and the latest sample results here

Safety, Weather & Tides

Displaying nearest weather point within 10 miles of Exmouth

This weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

Potential hazards at this beach

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Dates and times

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach:

For more information visit rnli.org.uk

Wildlife Spotting

You never know what kinds of wildife you'll come across at the beach. We're interested in what you find - especially if you come across jellyfish, basking sharks or turtles. Tell us what you find

Find out the latest news and information on marine wildlife from around the UK.

Note: This page shows reports of sightings of jellyfish, basking sharks and turtles ONLY, as MCS holds national databases for these species. Don't be alarmed if it looks like there are lots of jellyfish in the area, they are fascinating creatures. We always advise "look but don't touch".

Latest reported sightings

Within 10 miles of Exmouth

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Hannah Bailey
on 4 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Angela Proctor
on 4 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Paul Nicolson
on 16 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Margaret Scrope-howe
on 14 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Lesley Chapman
on 14 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Charlie Hayman
on 14 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Beau Le bredonchel
on 14 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Christy Ku
on 13 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Elizabeth Wilson
on 10 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by George Scrope-howe
on 6 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Monica Lang
on 4 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Tom Carpenter
on 2 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Sharon Courtney
on 28 May 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Anna Collin
on 16 May 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Tom Marker
on 14 May 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Jenny Archer
on 9 May 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Dominic Pilkington
on 7 May 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Hazel Strange
on 30 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Angela Cresswell
on 27 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Ann Conway
on 22 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Neil Howell
on 17 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Claire Hoppins
on 13 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by David Moreton
on 11 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Lauren Brewer
on 9 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Victoria Palmer
on 6 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Andy Turley
on 6 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Claire Coles-jones
on 3 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sighted A jellyfish has been spotted
by Alison Wright
on 23 Mar 2015

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