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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
1 Sep 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

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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

Strong
currents
Tidal
cut-off
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shelving

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

Beach Cleans

We need you!

Our volunteers have been surveying rubbish on  UK beaches for over 20 years. In that time shoreline litter had more than doubled and plastic has gone up by 180%!

MCS beach cleans are run all year round All year round Beach Clean events with our flagship event 'Great British Beach Clean' Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept in September.

Volunteers record the litter they find - we use this information to help Governments and industry understand how to stop the rubbish getting there in the first place. We also promote behaviour change among the public using the data collected.

MCS Beach clean events

Within 10 miles of Exmouth

Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept

Budleigh Salterton Clothing Optional Beach - 18 Sep 2015
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Great British Beach Clean - 18th to 21st Sept

Dawlish Warren NNR - 19 Sep 2015
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Click here to see all events around the UK.

Beachwatch graphic - our success

Small changes, big differences

litter bin icon Take your rubbish home - don’t try and cram more stuff into already overflowing beach bins

recycle icon Don’t leave litter behind - take it away and recycle it

Toilet icon Only put the 3P's down the loo - Pee, Poo and Paper - everything else goes in the bin!

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 sightedJellyfish seen here by Nicholas Bohane
on 28 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Kim Beard
on 21 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Mags Cluley
on 19 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Philip Laver
on 18 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by James Drew
on 17 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Claire Mcdonald
on 17 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Julian Williams
on 15 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Nicola Leney
on 8 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Judith Hume
on 1 Aug 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Charles Salt
on 14 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Deb Wills
on 11 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Peta Howell
on 9 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Rachael Ball
on 9 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Peter Kingsland
on 9 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Hannah Bailey
on 4 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Angela Proctor
on 4 Jul 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Pete Turner
on 24 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Laura Quaye
on 22 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Mike Ledbury
on 22 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Julie Poynsenby
on 21 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Mick Phillips
on 21 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sharon Catley
on 20 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Simon V
on 20 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Andrew Wakelin
on 20 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Matthew Aldous
on 19 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sarah Mclaughlin
on 17 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Paul Nicolson
on 16 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Beau Le bredonchel
on 14 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Charlie Hayman
on 14 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Lesley Chapman
on 14 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Margaret Scrope-howe
on 14 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Christy Ku
on 13 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Philip Thompson
on 13 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Elizabeth Wilson
on 10 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by George Scrope-howe
on 6 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Roger Ford
on 5 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Monica Lang
on 4 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Tom Carpenter
on 2 Jun 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Sharon Courtney
on 28 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Andrea Kolenberg
on 20 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Natasha Ewins
on 16 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Anna Collin
on 16 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Tom Marker
on 14 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jenny Archer
on 9 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Jules Agate
on 7 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Dominic Pilkington
on 7 May 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Hazel Strange
on 30 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Angela Cresswell
on 27 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Ann Conway
on 22 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Neil Howell
on 17 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Claire Hoppins
on 13 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by David Moreton
on 11 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Lauren Brewer
on 9 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Victoria Palmer
on 6 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Andy Turley
on 6 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Claire Coles-jones
on 3 Apr 2015

Jellyfish sightedJellyfish seen here by Alison Wright
on 23 Mar 2015

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