If you require extra support to get around you don’t need to compromise on a holiday, in fact Exmouth is one of the most accessible towns in Devon. The high street and town centre is very level. The beautiful promenade is flat with many disabled parking bays and we even have beach wheelchairs to hire if you fancied a day on the beach.
The Beach Wheelchair Project is an initiative from Exmouth Town Council which aims to provide disabled people with greater access to the beach through specially adapted, all-terrain wheelchairs.
These wheelchairs are available to hire free of charge from the Exmouth Beach Wheelchair Hire premises on Queen’s Drive. You might also be interested to know that this storage facility is also eco-friendly, fitted with solar panels and collects rainwater to wash the wheelchairs down after use.
Not only do these wheelchairs travel on sand, but they also allow you to venture into the sea to feel the fresh ocean water. Find out more about booking a beach wheelchair here.
Exmouth Seafront and Maer
The circular route around the Maer to Exmouth Town Centre, through Exmouth Marina and along the seafront is very wheelchair friendly. The wide and level paths mean that those using wheelchairs or mobility scooters can easily make their way through the town to see the sights.
Exmouth seafront boasts stunning views up the Exe Estuary toward the city of Exeter and over the water to Dawlish Warren which houses a nature reserve filled with a great number of marine life and migrating birds.
If you follow the route, you’ll come across Exmouth Sensory Garden, a wonderful green space next to the Pavilion perfect for relaxing in. Designed to provide a haven for those with physical and mental health difficulties, here you can sit and bask in the wonderful atmosphere and enjoy the surrounding scents and colours of the plants here.
Exe Estuary Trail
The Exe Estuary Trail runs from Exmouth to Exeter Quay and down the opposite side of the estuary to Dawlish Warren. The entire 26-miles Exe Estuary Trail is wheelchair and mobility scooter friendly with tarmac paths, pavements and wooden boardwalks.
Whether you decide to start your trip from Exmouth or one of the surrounding towns and villages, we’re sure you’ll thoroughly enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife here.
If you’re looking for recommendations, we’d suggest starting your travels in Exmouth and heading towards Lympstone, an idyllic village with quaint cottages and pubs. If you fancy you can continue your trip onto Topsham a smaller town than Exmouth but equally as pleasant with a historic estuary port. Luckily, if you grow too tired to follow the path back you can hop on the train from Lympstone or Topsham which lands you back in Exmouth.
Disabled toilets are available at Exmouth Foxholes Car Park, the Esplanade (next to the Ocean centre), Manor Gardens Exmouth Train Station and the Imperial Recreational Ground.
The following carparks have disabled and blue badge bays for parking: Queen’s Drive, Maer Road, Sideshore, Queen’s Drive Long Stay, Old Lifeboat Station, Beach Gardens, Town Hall, Mamhead Slipway, Camperdown Terrace, Imperial Road Recreational Ground, Imperial Road, Estuary Long Stay and London Hotel Short Stay Car Park.
Explore the Exe Estuary and areas surrounding Exmouth from the water with a boat trip from Stuart Line Cruises. This excellent attraction offers trips around the Exe Estuary, the Jurassic Coastline, the English Riviera and more! Stuart Line Cruises have measures in place to ensure that everyone, regardless of ability can enjoy their boat trips.
Situated just a short distance from Exmouth at Sandy Bay is World of Country Life, a wonderful farmyard attraction. Animal-lovers can enjoy an exciting day out here; walk the goats, cuddle the rabbits and bottle feed the calves. The park is easily accessible via wide paved paths with plenty of benches along the way. They also have wheelchairs and a mobility scooter available for loan free of charge, just make sure to call them in advance!
So, now you know how accessible Exmouth is, all there’s left to do is to book your holiday! Head to our accommodation page here to search for suitable hotels, self-catered homes or campsites.