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Explore Dawlish this November

When you’re on a family Summer holiday, it’s all too easy to forget about the stunning and interesting parts of Devon that are there to explore when you’re busy sunning yourself or splashing around in the outdoor pool. So, if you’ve been considering a quick getaway, to recharge the batteries now that the schools have gone back, now is the time to make some extra time for yourself and your family (and your friends of course) and explore Dawlish this November. We thoroughly recommend a short break in November – take some time out to really relax, escape your day to day and blow the cobwebs away.

Oakcliff Holiday Park Birds Eye View

There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing

There is so much to do close to Lady’s Mile and Oakcliff and all you need is a jacket and some comfy footwear.  Here are a few outdoor activities for you to enjoy at a leisurely pace during November.

Dawlish Warren Beach

With its one and a half-mile long sandy beach, sheltered sand dunes and clean waters, stunning Dawlish Warren Beach is just a few minutes away from Lady’s Mile and Oakcliff.  Contrary to popular belief, the beach is not just for summer. Thousands of birds come to feed or spend the winter right here, so grab your binoculars and see if you can spot any unique and different species, you get extra points with us if you can capture some wildlife with your smartphone camera! If you’re coming with your 4 legged friend –  you can take your dog onto the main beach between groyne 4 and 9 all year round.

Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve

The Nature Reserve is 500 acres of grassland, sand dunes and mudflats. Open Saturday and Sunday during the winter*, the Visitor Centre has a range of displays which tell you all about the nature reserve and the wide variety of wildlife, birds and plants you can find here.  There is a route for wheelchairs (and pushchairs) from the main car park to the Visitor Centre.

* subject to change

The South Devon Railway

The South Devon Railway Line runs along the side of the beach and whilst this is a mainline train, if you hop on you’ll enjoy some amazing views of the sea and Exe Estuary and you’ll go through some dramatic cliff tunnels.

This November and December the Polar Express comes to South Devon Railway Line. For those in the know, this stunning black train is Santa’s very own steam train. Visit Santa’s elves, pick up some unique Christmas gifts in the festive market and make some joyful festive memories for you (even if you don’t have little ones in tow).  Tickets for this train ride experience are available to purchase now from South Devon Railway Line.

Polar Express

Dawlish Town Trail

If you would like to explore but prefer to have your pathway a little firmer than the South West Coast Path, why not try the Dawlish Town Trail. It starts and ends at Dawlish Railway Station and will take you around 1-2 hours (more if you stop off in the little eateries and shops along the way).  The route is flat and undemanding so you don’t have to worry about hiking boots, just take your time and enjoy The Brook and the famous Black Swans and the historical architecture that this pretty little town boasts.


There really is so much to do whilst you explore Dawlish this November, you will be eager to come back again and again, and we haven’t even touched on the warm welcome and great food and drink that’s available when you book an off-peak Lodge getaway at Lady’s Mile or Oakcliff.


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Belle Kennard
Belle Kennard
22:14 14 Aug 22
Me and family come here basically every year and it never gets old. The lodges are amazing as well as the caravans, and when camping there is lots of entertainment! A lot of days there is live music, and they offer lots of games. There are two pools (indoor and outdoor) which both include water slides. There is also an arcade, restaurants and shops on site. It’s not a far walk from the beach and has beautiful scenery. Staff are great too. 10/10 would definitely recommend!
Andy Young
Andy Young
19:26 31 Jul 22
Loved staying here. Its worth drive around the different pitching areas, we came with a tent, to find a quiet spot. Loved the pools, arcades and bakery in the on site shop. It also has great facilities which are cleaned and well looked after. Def worth the 6 hour drive and will be coming again!
L Bull
L Bull
19:27 27 Jul 22
We had a amazing time, the parks are amazing, the pools are good and included, the pump/skate park is good. Lots to do non stop the shop is also well stocked. We loved the live music and fair up the marquee bar it was perfect way to spend a evening.
Michelle Roebuck
Michelle Roebuck
06:24 09 Jul 22
Just had 2 weeks here in a silver birch lodge and it's been amazing. The view is gorgeous from the decking area. The lodge it self is spotlessly clean and spacious The hot tub is a great bonus. Very quiet around the lodge area. The site it self is the best I've ever stayed on, everywhere is immaculately spotlessly clean. The outside pool is great fun. The water was warm but we did have alot of sunshine 🌞.We will be booking for next year definitely
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Dawlish Warren Life Saving Club

Dawlish Warren Life Saving club put a plea on Facebook on the 5<sup>th</sup> of April this year for funds to help the club after seeing their fundraising efforts suffer due to covid over the past two years, Dawlish Life Saving Club posted that they faced an uncertain future, Lady’s Mile Holiday Park and Oakcliff Holiday park owner Jason Jeffery contacted the club’s secretary and offered to help and secure the club’s future with a rolling 2-year funding agreement.

Dawlish Warren lifesaving club have been training beach lifeguards, first aiders, and children from age 7 at the Warren for over 55 years. During the summer season and busy bank holidays they provide a voluntary lifeguarding service both independently and alongside the RNLI. As well as suppling lifeguard cover for numerous open water swimming events, Triathlons and even music festivals all over the country.

Jason Jeffery owner of both Lady’s Mile Holiday Park and Oakcliff Holiday park said “we appreciate all the hard work the committee and the members do to keep the beach safe for our guests and local residents over the summer. We are proud to sponsor the club who are keeping our community safe.

Club Chairman Gareth Jones said “Our club is thrilled with our new sponsors, their community values reflect our own and have enabled us to invest in vital lifesaving equipment to help train new lifeguards and save lives on our beautiful beach and the local area.”

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