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One Stop Guide to Dawlish Devon

Dawlish Devon: A small coastal town located on the south coast of Devon, Dawlish has a population of just under 13,000 and a long tradition as a fishing port and holiday destination, it stands at the outlet of Dawlish Water, a small river also known locally as “The Brook”.

Perhaps its most noticeable feature is the railway line and sea wall which separates the town from its beach, this was put in place by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in the mid 19th century. Dawlish still attracts thousands of holidaymakers and day trippers, though not so many as during the boom years of the 1960’s.

Dawlish Population: 12,819

Dawlish Co-Ordinates: 50.58080°N - 3.46604°W

Dawlish Dialling Code: 01626

Dawlish Postcode: EX7

Dawlish Council:

Dawlish Town Council - Address: Manor House, Old Town Street, Dawlish EX7 9AP. Telephone Number: 01626 863 388.

Dawlish can be reached via the A379 or the B3199 from Teignmouth, it can also be reached by railway.

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Dawlish History: A Saxon settlement before the Norman invasion of Britain, Dawlish was first documented in 1044, when the Manor of Dawlish was granted to Leofric by Edward the Confessor. After the death of Leofric it passed to the Dean of Exeter Cathedral and remained as such until the early 19th century.

The name is thought to be derived from that of a nearby stream called Deawlisc, meaning roughly “Devil Water”, so called because its waters ran red during heavy rain, with sediment from the nearby red cliffs.

Life in Dawlish continued at a slow pace over the centuries, with the local people existing on fishing and salt production. Salt has been gathered here since early times, at first from rock pools and later from purpose built salterns.

Dawlish Seafront South DevonDawlish began to gain popularity as a holiday resort early in the 19th century as the health benefits of the sea air and salt water were better realised. Tourism gained pace after the arrival of the South Devon Railway in 1846, the addition of a golf course and later a railway station at Dawlish Warren, attracted even more visitors to the area.

The Lawn, a miniature garden with waterfalls and black swans, was laid out beside Dawlish Water during the 19th century, it became a focal point for visitors to the town.

The tourist boom of the 1950’s and 1960’s diminished as the 20th century drew to a close, and Dawlish, along with hundreds of other traditional British seaside resorts fell into decline as flights and foreign holidays became more affordable for the ordinary working man and his family.

It is however still a popular holiday destination with a number of guest houses, bed and breakfast establishments, hotels, holiday cottages, apartments and caravan parks available for accommodation in and around the town (go straight to Dawlish accommodation: Accommodation).


Dawlish Map: Shown on the right is a satellite map of Dawlish, giving a fascinating view of the Devon town.

Dawlish can be reached via the A379 or the B3199 from Teignmouth, it can also be reached by railway.

Dawlish Library:

Dawlish Library - Address: Dawlish Library, 1 Lawn Terrace, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9PY. Telephone Number: 01626 862 529.

Dawlish Tourist Information Office:

Address: The Lawn, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9PW. Telephone Number: 01626 215 665.

Dawlish Railway Station:

Dawlish Railway Station - Address: Richmond Place, Dawlish, Devon EX7 9PJ. Telephone Number: 0845 700 0125.

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Dawlish Hospital:

Dawlish Hospital - Address: Dawlish Community Hospital, Barton Terrace, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9DH. Telephone Number: 01626 868 500.

Dawlish Schools:

Oaklands Park School - Address: John Nash Drive, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9SF. Telephone Number: 01626 862 363.

Dawlish Community College - Address: Elm Grove Road, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0BY. Telephone Number: 01626 862 318.

Ratcliffe Special School - Address: John Nash Drive, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9RZ. Telephone Number: 01626 862 939.

West Cliff Primary School - Address: First Avenue, Dawlish, Devon EX7 9RA. Telephone Number: 01626 862 444.

Dawlish Churches:

St Gregory's Church - Address: 7 Church Street, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9QT. Telephone Number: 01626 864 322.

Dawlish Baptist Church - Address: Park Road, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9LH. Telephone Number: 01626 866 720.

United Reformed Church - Address: 29 The Strand, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9PT. Telephone Number: 01626 889 038.

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Dawlish Attractions:

Dawlish Museum - Address: The Knowle, Barton Terrace, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9QH. Telephone Number: 01626 888 557.

Powderham Castle - Address: Powderham Park, Powderham, Exeter, Devon, EX6 8JQ. Telephone Number: 01626 890 243.

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Dawlish Accommodation:

Lyme Bay House - Address: 34 West Cliff, Dawlish, Exeter, Devon EX7 9DN. Telephone Number: 01626 864 211 (bed and breakfast, B&B).

The Beeches Bed & Breakfast - Address: 15a Old Teignmouth Road, Dawlish, Devon EX7 0NJ. Telephone Number: 01626 866 345 (B&B, bed and breakfast).

Smugglers Caravan Park - Address: Caravan Park Office, Teignmouth Rd, Smugglers Caravan Pk, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0JF. Telephone Number: 01626 863 056 (caravan park).

Dawlish Sports and Activities:

Dawlish Football Club - Address: Club House, Sandy Lane, Dawlish, Devon EX7 0AF. Telephone Number: 01626 863 110.

Dawlish Warren Golf Club - Address: Dawlish Warren, Dawlish, Devon EX7 0NF. Telephone: 01626 862 255.

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Dawlish Swimming:

Dawlish Leisure Centre - Address: Sandy Lane, Dawlish, Devon EX7 0AF. Telephone Number: 01626 215 637 (leisure centre).

Dawlish Pubs:

The Laffinn Pig - Address: 1 Commercial Road, Dawlish, Devon EX7 9HU. Telephone Number: 01626 867 979.

The Swan Inn - Address: 94 Old Town Street, Dawlish, Devon EX7 9AT. Telephone Number: 01626 863 677.

Dawlish Business Directory:

Take The Bait - Address: 13 Park Road, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9LJ. Telephone Number: 01626 889 444.

Body Beautiful - Address: 30 The Strand, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9PT. Telephone Number: 01626 862 228 (beauty salon).

Inner Echs - Address: Iddesleigh Terrace, Dawlish, Devon EX7 9HS. Telephone: 01626 866 777 (beauty salon).

Beresford Clinic Ltd – Address: Tides Reach, 2 Rydon Gardens,, Newton Rd, Teignmouth, Devon TQ14 9PP. Telephone Number: 01626 777027 (plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, beauty therapy, derma fillers, theraderm, hypnotherapy)

Sefton Hall - Address: 11 Plantation Terrace, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9DS. Telephone Number: 01626 863 125 (nursing home).

Daw Vale - Address: 56 West Cliff Road, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9DY. Telephone: 01626 863 447 (residential care home).

J P Baber - Address: 23 Queen Street, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9HB. Telephone Number: 01626 863 214 (dentist).

H A Warren - Address: 2 Brook Street, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9AB. Telephone: 01626 862 410 (dentist).

Rainbow Drive - Address: Flat 10, Charlton House, East Cliff Road, Dawlish, Devon EX7 0BS. Telephone Number: 07771 713 184 (driving instructor, driving lessons, driving school).

Bluebells - Address: 9 Brook Street, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9AB. Telephone Number: 01626 862 321 (florist).

Willows Flowers - Address: 23 Brunswick Place, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9PD. Telephone: 01626 862 244 (florist).

Kudos - Address: 7 Queen Street, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9HB. Telephone Number: 01626 865 888 (hairdresser).

Jeannies - Address: 2 Iddesleigh Terrace, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9HS. Telephone: 01626 866 855.

Dawlish Taxis - Address: 43 The Strand, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9PT. Telephone: 01626 888 111 (taxi).

Arrow Cabs - Address: 1 Kingsdown Close, Dawlish, Devon,EX7 0HU. Telephone Number: 01626 862 069 (taxi).

Dawlish can be reached via the A379 or the B3199 from Teignmouth, it can also be reached by railway.

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