South West Coast Path - South Devon Coast, East

69 miles (110kms) from Dartmouth to Lyme Regis
7 nights; 6 days walking

A roller-coaster of steep ups and downs, on a spectacular coastline backed by lush woodlands and convoluted contours between Dartmouth and Brixham; the graceful sweep of Torbay with its elegant hotels and palm tree-lined promenades; sandy beaches and bustling resorts along the Devon Riviera; the wonderful sweep of red sandstone and chalk cliffs of the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast between the River Exe and Lyme Regis.


Fossils on the beach on the Jurassic Coast


Highlights include the view back across the picturesque River Dart from Kingswear to Dartmouth with its promontory castle; the lush gardens and beautiful art deco house at Coleton Fishacre; the panoramic views from Berry Head; the wealth of birdlife on the sands at the mouth of the River Exe; the enormous 440 million year old pebbles which litter the beach at Budeleigh Salterton; Ladram Bay, where dramatic stacks reveal Triassic deserts and salt lakes; the view of the genteel Regency resort of Sidmouth from the top of Weston Cliff; the charming village of Branscombe; and the famous Cobb at Lyme Regis.


Row of colourful beach huts on the pebble beach at Budleigh Salterton

Approximate daily distances:
  •  Dartmouth to Brixham - 11 miles (18 kms)
  •  Brixham to Babbacombe - 13 miles (21 kms)
  •  Babbacombe to Exmouth - 14 miles (22 kms)
  •  Exmouth to Sidmouth - 13 miles (21 kms)
  •  Sidmouth to Beer - 9 miles (14 kms)
  •  Beer to Lyme Regis - 9 miles (14 kms)


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Travel information - start

Rail: Totnes
Onward travel: Public bus

Travel information - finish
Rail: Axminster
Onward travel: Public bus

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