Discover Dawlish Warren
29 May 2019
We are absolutely delighted with the news that Dawlish Warren Beach has won the prestigious Blue Flag Award for it’s 21st year!
We of course are not at all surprised, as we are very aware of just how much hard work goes into maintaining this beautiful beach. Thank you to Teignbridge Leisure for keeping up the good work.
Here at Cofton we are particularly proud of Dawlish Warren beach, as winning the Blue Flag award makes it a very safe beach for tourists and a great place for endless family seaside fun.
The beach stretches out for 1.5 miles with plenty of sand dunes, a great place for families to enjoy playing in the water knowing that the RNLI lifeguards are keeping an eye on safety.
Events and Entertainment
As well as the array of amusements, games and eateries available at Dawlish Warren. During the summer there are many free open-air events, children’s entertainers and spectacular firework displays. You can find out more about whats on nearby at www.dawlishwarren.info/events/
Dogs are welcome at Dawlish Warren and on the beach up to Groyne 9, so you never need to leave your favourite four legged friend at home.
You can find just about everything you need just a stones throw away from Dawlish Warren beach. The beach has deckchairs, a first aid room, lifeguards, shower facilities and toilets, making it the perfect place to sit back and relax for the whole day.
The beach offers disabled access to the beach, easy access from main roads, good public transport links and toilets for disabled visitors.
National Nature Reserve
As well as the fabulous Sandy beach, Dawlish Warren is internationally respected for wildlife. The Warren has a wide variety of coastal habitats, numerous birds, the mudflat’s being a particularly valuable refuge for thousands of over-wintering and migratory waterfowl. The Warren harbours nationally important populations of the following bird species in winter: black tailed godwit, brent goose, ringed plover, dunlin, grey plover, slavonian grebe, red-breasted merganser, oystercatcher, wigeon and teal. Around 180 different bird species are recorded each year.
It is thought that 2000 species of invertebrate are found here, including the spectacular day-flying Jersey Tiger-Moth, colourful dragonflies, such as the rare ruddy darter, and solitary sand wasps which excavate tiny burrows and stock them with paralysed insect prey for their wasp grubs to eat!
There are almost 600 different types of flowering plant including the warren or sand crocus.
Walking the Warren
As well as wildlife there are countless walking routes for you to enjoy from long rambles, short poetry walks, bird watching, local history and spooky walks as well as healthy stretches along the lanes.
Commitment to the environment
Dawlish Warren have always been passionate about protecting the coast line with regular initiatives for litter picking and various conservation projects along the beach.
New to Dawlish Warren are specialist litter pickers and bins on the beach so that people can do their bit and help to keep Dawlish Warren clean.
Getting to Dawlish Warren
The great news is if you are staying at Cofton then you are just a stones throw away from the fabulous Dawlish Warren. From our main site, you are just a 10 minute drive or a 45 minute walk away and from our Eastdon estate you are so much closer.
Some of your kind words...
A brilliant stay as always. We stayed in a cottage this time which was beautiful and very well equipped. Lots of lovely little touches with a welcome hamper and lots of board games. Hubbie was well impressed with the huge TV too. Loved the courtyard and we were lucky enough to have the weather to BBQ 2 of the days. All the staff from reception to the shop to the entertainment were friendly and very accommodating of both my girls. Used the chippy which has recently changed hands and the food was still great. There is lots to do, loved the swimming, the zip wire, the park and walk in the woods and around the fishing lake. Have to be honest though we missed the caravan...... will definitely be back, hopefully in the Fernworthy van with the hot tub.
Had an amazing weeks holiday. The park was immaculate, the outdoor pool was spotless and the cleaning blocks were cleaned regularly. All the staff were very helpful and the shop on site was reasonably priced. We went with two kids (aged 6 and 7) and our dog, the kids were never bored and had an amazing holiday. We will definitely be returning next year!
My family and I stayed for 5 nights in July, aged between 13 and 40 and we all had a brilliant family stay. The teenagers loved the outdoor pool and the woods and we all loved the donkeys. I’ve been coming here since I was a child and it’s still got a lovely relaxing atmosphere and has all the facilities you could want for a camping holiday. I must say the fish and chip shop is the best we have ever had at a holiday park, reasonable prices and good sized portions. We have booked to come back again on 25th August for a week and can’t wait!
I visited when my relatives came over from Canada and fell in love. I was lucky enough to stay for a week last August for my sons 2nd birthday. It has got to be one of my favourite places to go. Absolutely beautiful, quiet, good facilities, lovely restaurants. The staff are outstanding. I can't wait to come back again this year!
Stayed in campervan for a weekend. Great campsite good location, plenty of things for all to do. Great fishing lakes all in a short walk through the woodland to the lovely Dawlish Warren and Dawlish. Couldn't fault.
Highbridge, United Kingdom
We have had a wonderful experience, the site is very clean, ALL the staff were friendly and helpful especially the bar supervisor, entertainment was second to none, we'll 100% return...
The Warren Family
I just want to say how impressed my fellow Motorhomers and Caravaners were with the welcome and service we received during our stay. Staff in the office were polite and helpful at all times. Scott the restaurant manager was most accommodating when I enquired about reserving space for 25 to 30 of us for lunch after a walk. The service in the restaurant was speedy the food hot and varied. We were very pleased with the standards. Staff in the restaurant were cheerful and polite and helped make our meal most enjoyable. We had such a good time that we will be returning again next year for our Xmas Rally.
The best holiday park we've been to in our motorhome. Our children aged 2 and 4 loved it. Great facilities, entertainment and activities in one of the best parts of Devon!
Delicious fish and chips, friendly and helpful staff and delightful woodland.
Suze - Cornwall
Good location and dog walking, we'll be back and it can't come quick enough.
David - Portsmouth.
Loved the Zumba class! Can't wait to come back!
Elise - Exeter.
A* facilities, always very clean. The pool and food offer great value for money!
Stayed in Honeysuckle Cottage, stunning views over the Exe Estuary.. fantastic place for a family holiday
Ian - Australia.
My little girls aged 2,3 and 5 loved the entertainment.. all they can remember is fun, fun and more fun!
Anonymous - Cheshire.
Quiet and relaxing in a stunning location.. Can't wait to return
Ethan R, Burnham-on-Sea
We usually camp 3 times a year and hire a caravan after the Christmas break at Cofton, and will continue to do so. We thoroughly recommend staying there. Great for families or just the 2 of you.
Jilly B, Cheltenham
Go for swimming and food at this fabulous holiday camp... facilities A-star so clean and just great value for money would defo use over and over again which I do.... I'm a regular visitor. Dip and dine always good option as the food and snacks are fantastic in the bar cafe area near swimming pool!
Excellent toilet block and lovely hot showers. The on site pub was spot on with really friendly staff..
Joan L, Bromsgrove
The superbly equipped Woodside Cottage was beautifully clean with a fantastic Hot Tub. Waking up to horses and cows in the rear field.. stunning!
So friendly and clean, it’s a home from home and we couldn’t go a year with a visit!
Bernice Procter, Swindon
I always pay a visit to Amelia's Pantry, you can just Relax, Indulge and Enjoy!
‘Wonderful facilities, especially the swimming pools! In a lovely setting, for us it is simply the best campsite we have found.’
Margaret Hayes, Leeds
We have been coming to Cofton since 2009 and have stayed at least 12 times. We love everything about Cofton: the location and scenery in and around the park, the quality and cleanliness of accommodation, the friendly welcoming atmosphere; Everything about Cofton is great!
Ethan Robinson, Somerset
‘Dog walks, cycling, lovely country pubs… It suits our every need’
Kay Hancock, Bristol