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9. Exmouth

Exmouth Beach, Beach Gardens and Esplanade

Exmouth’s lively seafront and esplanade boasts two miles of golden sandy beach, perfect for locals, visitors, and dog walkers to enjoy and book for special events all year round. Summer activities on the beach include top quality water sports such as windsurfing and kitesurfing, volleyball, fantastic routes for cycling and walking, and internationally-acclaimed nature reserves.

The beach and esplanade come to life during the summer months when the area can be booked for large events including, sailing and surf lifesaving competitions, water polo, wedding blessings on beach gardens, the annual Spirit of the Exe Festival and for those brave enough to venture out, the annual Christmas Day swim!

Dogs are welcome all year on parts of the beach and on the main beach from October to the end of April

The Strand

The Strand is located in the very heart of Exmouth’s buzzing town and is surrounded by a square of shops, cafes, bars and delicatessens. It hosts the Town Council’s popular annual Christmas Cracker event as well as the carnival, local farmer’s market, artisan markets, charity events, community events and much more.

Boasting a great, all weather location, guests can take advantage of the nearby pay and display car parks, bus routes and easy access whilst event organisers can make the most of the high footfall and buzzing atmosphere.

Event organisers may request the use the water and the electricity supply for events on the Strand.

Please Note: A protected war memorial lies in the centre of the Strand, which must be taken into consideration when the space is used for an event, with at least 6ft of clearance left for any visitors.

Manor Gardens

Situated in the centre of Exmouth, Manor Gardens are a beautiful and hugely popular Victorian style gardens contained within a wrought iron fence, making it the perfect location for events that wish to either charge an entrance fee or close the space to the general public.

Perfect for garden parties, weddings, picnic in the park events and charity events, the gardens boast an array of well maintained flower beds providing a stunning and colourful collection of perennials and wild flowers for visitors to enjoy.

One of the biggest attractions to the park is the large bandstand, used for wedding blessings, town concerts, theatre performances and musical shows; this is available to hire all year round with the use of electricity and lights.

Imperial Recreation Ground

Host to the extremely popular Exmouth Festival, Kites Festival and Morris Minor Rally, the Imperial Recreation Ground is a large green event space, which is perfect for hosting an array of events such as sport and water sporting events, festivals, family days, dog shows, fun fairs, circuses, car shows and much, much more...

Situated just a short walk from the train station and beach, the Imperial Recreation Ground is one of our largest and most accessible event spaces in Exmouth. The large open space overlooks the Exe Estuary and is perfectly located next to some of Exmouth largest Pay and Display Car Parks with two fantastic access points.

There are toilets onsite as well as water and electricity hook up, which are available upon request.

Phear Park

Located just a short distance from Exmouth’s town centre, Phear Park is a multi faceted event space, easily accessible to both walkers and drivers. Popular with dog owners and families alike, the area hosts a multitude of activities for all age ranges; including, a 9 hole pitch and put, a cafe concession, a recently refurbished play park, a skate park, tennis courts and a bowls club.

Featuring some of the oldest and largest trees in Exmouth, this unique park still has plenty to offer in terms of event space and has previously been host to many community, family and charity events including family dog shows as well as the annual Children’s International Playday.

The lower section of the park houses a pond and plenty of pedestrian access points, whilst those looking for parking can follow the long driveway through the park leading visitors to the free car park where the cafe and public toilets are also located.