Sidmouth, Devon

Guide to Sidmouth, Devon. Join us on our virtual tour of the town..

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Sidmouth is located on the south coast of Devon, between Exeter and Weymouth. It is a popular place to live and to visit, due to its beautiful countryside and clean beaches. Tourism is now an important part of the Sidmouth economy and many visitors love the place so much that they choose to retire here.

Sidmouth seafront, beach and esplanade
Sidmouth Folk Festival and the Esplanade

Our virtual tour allows you to visit this pretty town and its environment without leaving your chair!

Why not start with a refreshing stroll along the beach at Fisherman's Pier? The pebbly beach here is sheltered and backed by a promenade (called The Esplanade) for the entire length. Or try Cockle Rocks: this is the place for rock pools and shrimping nets. Alternatively, you can descend a long, wooded staircase, known as Jacob's Ladder to the pebble beach below - when the tide goes out, a sandy beach is revealed.


Shopping in Sidmouth Maket
Sidmouth shopping and market square.

Although the region's fishing industry has declined in recent years, you can still buy the freshest of locally caught fish at Sidmouth's market, Market Square.

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Sidmouth Folk Festival is a high spot of the town's calendar and attracts musicians and followers from all around the world. This takes place at the end of July to the beginning of August. Or if you prefer the music of a traditional brass band, then Connaught Gardens is the place for you. Concerts take place here throughout the year.

The annual Duck Race takes place on the River Sid where a ford crosses the river. The area is surrounded by the lovely countryside typical of the Jurassic Coast. The South West Coast Path passes here: the longest and most popular Natural Trail. It is no surprise that the residents of Sidmouth are so proud of their natural environment - take a look at the beautiful views from Cliff Road, or Beatlands Road.

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Sidmouth holds an annual folk festival in early August attracting musicians and tourists from around the world.

The town is without doubt popular as a retirement community, with about 60% of the population being over retirement age.