Exmouth has a 2 mile long beach and has attracted visitors to it since the early 18th century. It is the oldest seaside resort in Devon and before the railway was built in 1861,wealthy and fashionable people came to get the benefits of the sea air and saltwater bathing. The Rolle Family who owned Little ham Manor in the parish of Littleham were responsible for building some of the towns elegant late Georgian terraces. One of these terraces is the Beacon, where Lady Nelson used to live at Number six. When she died she was buried at Littleham Church.

In the photo Gallery there are two photos of children's rides on the beach. The roundabout and the swing boats. These are run by Bill Richards and his family>the donkeys are looked after by his son. The Richards family have been running these facilities for over 100 years.

At the end of the beach at Orcombe point there is a snack bar where you can get refreshments and a lovely large fried breakfast any time of the day. Highly recommended by me. The owner Lesley and her staff are very friendly and will give you a very warm welcome do try it.

Lesley is the lady on the left


The Sea Front Photo Gallery