Nothing soothes my soul like a long walk in the sun along a sandy beach
That’s exactly why I spend my time in Exmouth. A beach town in Devon, well known for its sandy beach and for being the start of the jurassic coastline. This town is one for those beach goers and water sport adventurers.
The other weekend Joe and I took the time to spend the day enjoying Exmouth seafront. We started off with the Exmouth Eye. A new attraction to the seafront, that was around for 4 weeks of the summer. It was a mini version of the London Eye that gave everyone the chance to see Exmouth from a different view.
It was really interesting to look down on the seafront and across the estuary to Dawlish. For £5 we got around 8 minutes on the eye taking in all the boats and jet skis heading out to sea, the families playing on the beach and those queuing for ice cream on that hot sunny day.
Our next stop was Edge Watersports down by the marina. Where we hired some paddleboards for the afternoon. £25 gets you 3 hours of hire so we paddled our way around the estuary, in and out of boats, enjoying the calming feeling of paddleboarding. I was much more successful with paddling this time and managed to stand up for most of our time out on the water. This has made me fall in love with the sport and want to spend all my spare time mastering the art of paddleboarding!
(Sadly we were silly and forgot the GoPro, one of these days I will take it with me out on the water!)
Parking up the van at Orcombe Point for the night we enjoyed our first night in our new camper van Evie. You can read all about Evie and our first van conversion here: Meet Evie.
We settled, paid the parking fee and got cooking some bacon for dinner. Much needed food after playing around on the paddle boards all afternoon. Followed by a long sunset walk along Exmouth beach.
I started this post by saying that nothing soothes my souls like a long walk on the beach, and that most definitely applies here. There’s something about the sea air and sound of the waves that calms me.
We started the next morning by swinging open the van doors to reveal the beach in the morning light. No better feeling than that.
I spent the day enjoying the sights and sounds of Exmouth beach sitting on the seafront. There were windsurf and paddle board lessons going on, hosted by another water sport company Liquid Motion. As well as watching plenty of dog walkers taking their dogs for a swim! Occasionally you’d get a whiff of the BBQs when the wind changed direction.
If you would like somewhere to explore the start of the Jurassic Coast, to learn a new water sport or just to sit and eat some fish and chips while watching the boats, Exmouth is somewhere I would recommend.
I have so many adventures to share with you coming up, but first…
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See you next time and happy adventuring!
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