Exmouth & Orcombe Point Walk

Exmouth & Orcombe Point Walk

Exmouth & Orcombe Point Walk
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This moderate 5.4 mile circular walk goes from Exmouth Station out to Littleham Cross, then through countryside out to the South West Coast Path. Passing Orcombe Point and the Geoneedle the walk leads back along the cliff top and past historic buildings in The Beacon.
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4CornishTravellers
Torpoint, UK346 contributions
Family
Celebrating our Silver Wedding Anniversary in Exmouth with our sons, walk along the promenade and short cliff walk up to Orcombe Point is on the list of “must do,” things to see in Exmouth. The Saturday we stayed the weather was intermittent - not really beach weather so the promenade walk was the obvious choice. Great views across the River Exe estuary and the English Channel with the beach stretching for miles.
Walking past the Lifeboat station was also inspirational too.
The path that leads up the cliff from the beachfront is busy. The narrow path made “social distancing” very difficult as the path is narrow- but we managed.
Plenty of quality ice cream vendors scattered evenly along the promenade for those people who in need of refreshment.
Overall a great experience, especially on your first visit.
Written September 5, 2020
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places2seeplaces2go
England, UK4,637 contributions
Couples
After visiting Exmouth we drove along the seafront parking at the furthest point (pay & display)
Realised we were at Orcombe Point & as it looked interesting stopped for a walk.
It was a cloudy & chilly day, so we wrapped up and had a wonderful walk on the vast sandy beach for about 2/3 hours. Beautiful red sandy cliffs & rock pools to explore.
Brilliant & due to time of year & weather was not that busy.
Dog friendly beach too.
Written February 28, 2020
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Passp0rtAlwaysReady
Exeter, UK6,208 contributions
Family
We had a beautiful walk along Exmouth Sea front and upto Orcombe point. All the way along the seafront is level which is perfect. It’s very sandy at this time of year and the council need to pull their fingers out and get it cleared. The toilets were pretty grim too. Come on East Devon DC!!
Written January 22, 2020
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Kevin W
Birmingham, UK353 contributions
We took the walk from the RNLI lifeboat station out to the small village of Lymestone. Its a well maintained path going through the back of a caravan park to a red sandstone beach. Its possible to walk back along the coast but beware of incoming tides. The Geoneedle statue detailing stone history. Its very quiet and a good way to get fresh air and not to interact with others.
Written March 19, 2020
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LAW64
Tonbridge, UK1,470 contributions
A pretty walk which is well signposted and can be downloaded online from the National Trust website. We didn't do the whole route - we parked in Foxholes Hill Road which gave you 2 hours free parking but only had a few spaces. Easy walk to Orcombe Point with some interesting information about the local geological history.
Written August 14, 2020
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Charlotte
Exeter, UK3 contributions
I got the train to Exmouth to get out of the house and study somewhere scenic. After a while I decided to walk towards the lifeboat station and just kept going until the path terminated. It does not take long to walk up the hill, although it is quite narrow (and muddy on this occasion). It was a very nice quick walk and worth it for the views once at the monument.
Written March 13, 2022
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LynBowe
Cancun, Mexico23 contributions
Couples
Romantic walk along the cliffs with my man
We saw a seal and a school of Sea Bass shining in the Devonshire sun in the surf
Willie my partner also saw a Lizard
Written September 5, 2020
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Richard Whitebread
Wokingham, UK130 contributions
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I had three hours to spare so made the walk from Exmouth to Budleigh Salterton via Orcombe Point.
I had Ordinance Survey map to hand but route was well signposted.
After walking along beach from Exmouth, past lifeboat station, the zig zag path was steepest climb. All the subsequent high points on the trail were more gentle. Moderate intensity is probably a fair description overall.
Some of the cliffs are unstable below the path, not helped by heavy rain earlier in 2018. No doubt sections of the path will be moved back over time, but I would advise not adventuring far from the path.
Near the start I took mature and safe path back down to sea bevel to look at the amazing Triassic rocks - it is worth reading the numerous information boards.
I have an amazing collection of photos and would thoroughly recommend this walk.
At the end I caught the 357 bus back to Exmouth from outside the Budleigh Salterton library - cost was £3.50 and they run twice an hour.
Written June 7, 2018
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Liz C
Sidmouth, England, United Kingdom46 contributions
Friends
We have done this walk many times, the views are always amazing, wildlife also, Orcombe point has a seating area with stunning views & there is interesting information here. When the tide is out you can walk along the stunning beach from Exmouth to Sandy Bay & return over the coastal path. The bird life around here is fantastic at this time of year, just before Easter. Always a favourite & local to us at Sidmouth.
Written March 26, 2015
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fidgylove
Nottingham, UK380 contributions
Couples
We walked this route a number of times during our stay in the area.

Lovely views of the countryside and seaside. Easy to follow coastal path.

Nice views from Orcombe point.
Written September 12, 2020
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