Exmouth Beach

Exmouth beach has a sandy 2-mile long beach on the east bank of the mouth of the River Exe. At the western end of the beach is the town and the eastern end has the cliffs, a National Trust owned open space that rises to a peak at Orcombe Point that is the westerly point of the Jurassic Coast.

The beach is on an estuary and this means the tide can be strong and care should be taken when entering the water.

In addition to Exmouth beach, Exmouth is popular for watersports (sailing and wind-surfing) and walking. The Exe Estuary is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a large part of the estuary lies within a nature reserve.

Exmouth marks the western end of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, which stretches eastwards along the coast to Poole, in Dorset; the South West Coast Path allows for walking along this coast. The town is also at the western end of the East Devon Way path that leads to Lyme Regis.

Facilities at the beach include parking, toilets, disabled access and facilities, cafes, shop, seasonal lifeguards, slipway and esplanade.

Exmouth Beach is a Blue Flag Beach
Exmouth Beach is a Blue Flag Beach.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Exmouth Beach has dog restrictions.
Exmouth beach, dogs are welcome all year on parts of the beach and on the main beach from October to the end of April.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 96 beaches in Devon, or check our list of Devon Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Exmouth Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Exmouth Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 14.4℃ to 18.3℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (ENE)
Wednesday, Jun 07clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 10℃ to 12.3℃ with wind speed 5.3 m/sec (NE)
Thursday, Jun 08partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 12℃ to 14.6℃ with wind speed 7.4 m/sec (ENE)
Friday, Jun 09clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 12.8℃ to 15.4℃ with wind speed 8 m/sec (ENE)
Saturday, Jun 10heavyrain
Expect a temp in the range 14.5℃ to 17.9℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (NE)
Sunday, Jun 11cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 14.9℃ to 16.2℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (WSW)
Monday, Jun 12clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 12℃ to 14.6℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (WNW)

Exmouth weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Exmouth Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Exmouth Beach is at Exmouth Dock 0.46 km (0.28 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height, helping you to plan the best time to visit Exmouth Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Tue 06 Jun
   Low Tide at 01:47 (Height 0.34m)
   High Tide at 08:02 (Height 3.68m)
   Low Tide at 14:07 (Height 0.44m)
   High Tide at 20:16 (Height 3.90m)
Wed 07 Jun
   Low Tide at 02:29 (Height 0.37m)
   High Tide at 08:47 (Height 3.59m)
   Low Tide at 14:48 (Height 0.52m)
   High Tide at 20:59 (Height 3.84m)
Thu 08 Jun
   Low Tide at 03:12 (Height 0.45m)
   High Tide at 09:34 (Height 3.45m)
   Low Tide at 15:30 (Height 0.64m)
   High Tide at 21:46 (Height 3.71m)
Fri 09 Jun
   Low Tide at 03:58 (Height 0.57m)
   High Tide at 10:25 (Height 3.27m)
   Low Tide at 16:17 (Height 0.77m)
   High Tide at 22:36 (Height 3.53m)
Sat 10 Jun
   Low Tide at 04:48 (Height 0.70m)
   High Tide at 11:21 (Height 3.11m)
   Low Tide at 17:08 (Height 0.90m)
   High Tide at 23:34 (Height 3.36m)
Sun 11 Jun
   Low Tide at 05:44 (Height 0.81m)
   High Tide at 12:23 (Height 3.01m)
   Low Tide at 18:07 (Height 0.98m)
Mon 12 Jun
   High Tide at 00:40 (Height 3.24m)
   Low Tide at 06:49 (Height 0.86m)
   High Tide at 13:27 (Height 3.00m)
   Low Tide at 19:19 (Height 0.99m)

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