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a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon

About Axmouth

This quiet resort of colourwashed cottages sitting at the edge of the River Axe was once an important south Devon port. Now it is best known as the haunt of nature lovers who seek to photograph the waterfowl inhabiting the mud flats of the estuary, and as a favoured location for fishermen, for the Axe always yields a good catch, as does the sea.

Throughout the year the Axe estuary attracts bird watchers, it also provides excellent protected mooring for small boats, and each year the area grows in its attraction as a venue for windsurfing.

Axmouth harbour provides a pleasant location for relaxing, watching jostling boats and later in the evening it is a good place to watch the setting sun. The old bridge spanning the estuary is of concrete and one of the oldest in the country.

The nearby Downland Cliffs were the scene of a terrific cliff fall which happened on Christmas Day 1839. A walk between Axmouth and Lyme Regis takes you through the undercliffs where the accident occurred. The scenery en-route is stunning and you can still see the remains of a desolate cottage.

Axbridge makes a lovely choice for a family holiday, there is sailing, beautiful beaches for relaxing, water-sports, sea trips, wildlife, country lanes and cliff paths for walking, and in Axmouth itself visitors find pleasant shops, inns and restaurants. Nearby towns include Axminster and Chard, with the close by coastal resort towns of Seaton and Lyme Regis.

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Tram, Seaton, Devon.

Seaton (312 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Devon

(1.1 miles, 1.9 km, direction SW of Axmouth)

The town is mostly Victorian and Edwardian in character, you only have to cast your eyes above today's modern shop fronts to see handsome overhanging bay windows which belong firmly to another era...

A view of Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis (276 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset

(5.1 miles, 8.1 km, direction E of Axmouth)

Almost the first thing you notice about this pleasant seaside resort, is the spaciousness of the town. The second, and nothing can prepare you for this, is the sheer scale of Lyme Bay with its splendid views towards the rugged sandstone cliffs west of Eype Mouth...

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Axminster (43 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Devon

(5.2 miles, 8.4 km, direction NE of Axmouth)

Famous for its carpets often likened to Turkish, Axminster was one of the first West Saxon settlements formed along the River Axe in Devon...

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Charmouth (102 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Dorset

(6.7 miles, 10.7 km, direction E of Axmouth)

This pretty resort grew up in a gap of cliffs overlooking picturesque Lyme Bay. In the days prior to the motor car it was a fashionable coaching stop. One illustrious visitor of.....

Broadhembury Post Office and Village Store, Devon

Broadhembury (7 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon

(12.7 miles, 20.5 km, direction NW of Axmouth)

Broadhembury is an idyllic village which is an oasis of calm and beauty lying at the edge of the Blackdown Hills...

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Pecorama gardens

Pecorama (20 Pictures)

(2.6 miles, 4.1 km, direction SW)

Pecorama offers a real treat for everyone visiting Beer, a pretty coastal resort which was once the haunt of Smugglers. This.....

Blackberry Camp. - Iron age settlement near - Beer. Devon

Blackbury Camp (18 Pictures)

(4.5 miles, 7.2 km, direction W)

Blackbury Camp is an Iron Age hill fort situated in Southleigh, Devon, England. The hillfort was built during the 4th century and.....

Loughwood Meeting House, Dalwood, Near Axminster, Devon. Owned by the National Trust

Loughwood Meeting House (13 Pictures)

(4.9 miles, 7.8 km, direction N)

17th-century thatched Baptist meeting house, constructed approx 1653...

A view of the Marine Aquarium on the old Cobb with Lyme regis, Dorset, in the background.

Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium (1 Pictures)

(5.0 miles, 8.1 km, direction E)

Where better to see and learn about the creatures of the deep than in an aquarium suite set tantalizingly beside the sea. Well,.....

Forde Abbey, nr Chard, Somerset. A former Cistercian foundation. Photo taken September 1991.

Forde Abbey (12 Pictures)

(10.6 miles, 17.1 km, direction NE)


Fairlynch Arts Centre & Museum, Budleigh Salterton, Devon

Fairlynch Arts Centre & Museum (1 Pictures)

(13.3 miles, 21.4 km, direction SW)


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A La Ronde (3 Pictures)

(16.4 miles, 26.4 km, direction W)

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