If you are after coast and rural retreat, the beaches are a must during your retreat to Sidmouth. There are stretches of pebbles, sand and cliffs with views galore.
Jacob’s Ladder Beach
Jacob’s Ladder is one of Sidmouth’s two large beaches. An expanse of sand and shingle, the beach gets its name from the series of wooden steps that lead to Connaught Gardens. Consequently, Connaught Gardens are a perfect stop to relax, enjoy a bite to eat and take advantage of the panoramic views of the Jurassic Coast.
Sidmouth Town Beach
Sidmouth Beach is a beautiful expanse of sand and shingle beach, accessible, and surrounded by awe-inspiring cliffs that make the beach feel very secluded. Additionally, The Town Beach has lots of access points to the beach and a number of Devon Clotted Cream Ice Cream stops nearby. Equally, if you’re after an active day out, Jurassic Paddle Sports is a SUP, Kayak and Surfboard hire company on Sidmouth Beach.
“This spectacular circular walk showcases the regency town of Sidmouth. Starting with the stunning views across the Sid Valley, part of the Jurassic Coast UNESCO World Heritage Site. The walk takes you down into Sidmouth town through the woods and fields of Salcombe Hill and then upriver through the Byes, Sidmouth’s lovely, tranquil riverside park.” National Trust.org.uk.
Norman Lockyer Observatory
Norman Lockyer Observatory is well worth visitting. The Norman Lockyer Observatory, the Lockyer Technology Centre and the Planetarium is a public access optical observatory, just 1 mile east of Sidmouth.
On a clear night out best recommendation is a spot of stargazing. Our rural village of Venn Ottery just inland from Sidmouth has very little light pollution – on a clear night, we can see stars for miles. After a day of exploring, retreat into your Private Hot Tub, enjoy the stars. Keep an eye out for the shooting ones!
Apple Mill and Burrows are our Rural Retreats tucked away just inland from Sidmouth. Our Cottages are perfect for a large group family getaway. Sleeping up to 14 + 2 cots, Apple Mill sleeps 8 and Burrows sleeps 6. Both of the properties have large sociable indoor and outdoor open plan living-dining areas and private Hot Tubs.
Apple Mill and Burrows are a perfect combination of coastal and rural retreats near Sidmouth. So book yourself a rural retreat with a party of up to 6, 8 or 14 in for your luxury self-catered holiday. Most importantly good company, great things to do and a fabulous holiday.