Sidmouth Town Website

Your local directory of services, businesses, shops and attractions

Sidmouth is a very popular holiday resort, where visitors return year after year from all around the world. There is so much to see here with our beautiful Sidmouth In Bloom, where everyone makes that extra effort to show the town off with beautiful hanging baskets displayed outside their shops, businesses, hotels, guest houses and bed and breakfast establishments, and private homes. With the floral displays in the towns public gardens, Blackmore Gardens just off the high street and Connaught Gardens at the end of the esplanade towards Peak Hill and the well known Jacobs Ladder. It truly creates a picture postcard scene.

Sidmouth Esplanade

With our Blackmore Gardens situated just behind the high street with level access you can wander through to see the bowls, tennis courts, croquet and putting green, where you can sit and relax with the shops and sea close by.

Jacobs Ladder and Connaught Gardens, with its stunning sea views, is an elevated spot with more beautiful gardens, with plenty of seating and open lawns in view of the bandstand where the Sidmouth Town Band and other musicians play during the summer season.

With our town centre swimming pool at the Ham end of the esplanade this gives you a choice on a rainy day to use this indoor facility or swim from our Sidmouth beach which is situated at the end of the traditional Sidmouth high street.

Sidmouth is renowned for its blue plaques on its listed buildings where we have retained the towns character with that old fashioned style of high street with our individual selection of shops, boutiques, crafts, gifts, antiques, dairies, family butchers, bakers, greengrocers, florists, haberdashers, jewellers, leathergoods, cycle shops, dressmakers, book shops, china and glassware, stationers, picture framers, picture galleries, hardware, fabric shops, hairdressers, barbers, beauty salons, street cafes, ice cream parlours, bars, restaurants, with home furnishers, traditional grocers store Trumps, mobile phone shops, internet cafes, builders merchants, home interior design and fireplace specialists, iron foundry, and Sidmouths renowned departmental store Fields with nearby Woops a Daisy florist adjacent in the Market Place of Sidmouth. In Sidmouth high street we have supermarkets, property agents and financial services and approximately 1 mile from town centre we have the popular Waitrose store.

When you have finished your shopping you may like a break and a few minutes drive from Sidmouth High Street, into Salcombe Hill you go up the steep hill to the Norman Lockyer Observatory, a working planetarium.

For a day out of Sidmouth centre you can drive out of Sidmouth towards Lyme a 10 minute drive and your at the very popular Donkey Sanctury founded in 1969 by Elizabeth Svensden now a very popular tourist attraction thats created a safe haven for these gentle creatures always so much going on here, the adults and children just love the Donkey Sanctuary.


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Sidmouth also has its own thriving Manor Pavilion Theatre and Radway Cinema.

Sidmouth is a place to meet old friends and make new ones, to take a relaxing break whatever time of year.

So enjoy a Devon cream tea on your Sidmouth Holiday!

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