Home to three rivers and a spectacular stretch of the Jurassic Coastline, the East Devon AONB provides the perfect environment for enjoying a range of water activities. From birdwatching on the estuary and playing on the beach to fishing and kayaking, there are plenty of ways for everyone to enjoy the water.  

East Devon Beaches

Whether you want sand between your toes or prefer a pebbled cove, East Devon beaches are beautiful places to visit and perfect for a family day out.

Bird Watching by Tram

Ride by tram through two nature reserves, Seaton Marshes and Colyford Common, next to the River Axe estuary and see an ever-changing range of birds.

Bird Watching, River & Jurassic Coast Cruises

Stuart Line Cruises offer a range of seasonal options, perfect for experiencing the wildlife and heritage of our East Devon coastline and the River Exe.

Paddleboards and Kayaks

Paddleboard and kayak hire in Sidmouth. Everything you need to enjoy the water! Wetsuits for all ages and of course lifejackets.

Boat Charter & Mackerel Fishing

Whole boat charters, individual trips and 1 hour mackerel fishing trips.

Get Hooked

Find local river and sea fishing venues, fishing clubs and associations.

More to Explore

East Devon AONB Projects

We lead, partner and support projects that focus on a wide range of themes, including landscape and heritage, environmental quality and climate, biodiversity, recreation and tourism.

Outdoors & Active

Whether you prefer walking, cycling, running or playing, everyone feels happier and healthier when they spend time in nature being more active. 

East Devon Way

Discover the hidden gems of East Devon and explore this much loved walking route that links 40 miles of public footpaths, trails and bridleways.