Devon is the very heart of the West Country, one of the most beautiful parts of Britain, so whether you're looking for fun, excitement or pure relaxation the area offers everything to make your holiday special.
Awaiting you is a wide range of indoor and outdoor attractions to enjoy, whatever your interest or age. There are so many wonderful places to visit all within an hour or two's journey from your accommodation at Dawlish Warren.
Dawlish Warren is an ideal holiday destination with its Blue Flag award winning beach. It has long been recognised as an important site for wildlife. There is an information centre to answer all your questions about the huge variety of birds, animals and vegetation in the area and guided walks are organised throughout the year.
The Warren's beach is a short level walk from the holiday park and is famous for its dunes, clean sands and excellent sea-water swimming.
The 500 acres nature reserve at Dawlish Warren is an internationally important habitat for many wild species of plants, insects and birds and is famous for its collection of orchids and the unique Warren Crocus There are several waymarked routes for you to follow and the Reserve has a Visitor Centre that will provide you with fascinating facts and information about the surrounding area and its wildlife. A bird watching hide is situated about a mile north-east of the Visitor Centre.
Nearby is the town of Dawlish which has a special charm and character. Set at the edge of beautiful rolling countryside you will find at its centre an attractive park with colourful flower beds, tall palms, giant cacti and other exotic plants providing the perfect setting for the stream that cascades over a series of waterfalls to the sea.
Dawlish is the home of the famous Black Swans and many more species of waterfowl. At night this picturesque town is lit by hundreds of coloured lights - a magical place for a summer evening stroll.
*** DAWLISH CARNIVAL ***
Dawlish really comes to life during Carnival week, during the third week of August, with events all week, including the spectacular Air Day with a display by the Red Arrows on the Thursday.
The Carnival procession is on the Friday evening..
A little further down the coast is the seaside town of Teignmouth; an historic port steeped with maritime history. There are sandy beaches that stretch the length of the promenade, a Victorian pier, a lido and interesting old back streets with shops, illuminations and a mixture of parks and cliff walks.
Take a trip over the River Teign to the village of Shaldon and you will find an olde worlde setting of fishing boats, waterside inns and hidden sandy coves to explore.
To the east is Exeter - our county town and an ancient Roman city encapsulating the history of the region and retaining much of its original architecture unaltered to this day.
Exeter Cathedral, the famous university, a variety of cinemas, theatres, restaurants and of course excellent shopping all help make your visit most rewarding.
To the west is the staggering wild beauty of Dartmoor with its tors and valleys. 365 square miles of heath and woodlands - one of the largest areas of unspoiled natural moorland in the country.
The Dart Valley Steam Railway running along a few miles of wooded banks on the fringes of the moor, with its wonderful nostalgic view of an age much missed, all adds to the enjoyment of your visit.
Not far away is Torquay and the English Riveria, with its Mediterranean atmosphere and famous palm trees along the Prom. You'll find a large choice of beaches and excellent attractions.
Or the ancient market town of Totnes, its museum and riverboat cruises to the Dart Estuary and Dartmouth, with the famous Naval College, certainly makes for a great day out - and all within an hours drive or bus ride.
Simply, when you consider all that is around you, from Exmouth, a very popular resort across the river by ferry, with daily sea cruises and fishing, to the Olde Worlde charm of Brixham and its harbour, Paignton's popular seaside town and 75-acre Zoo and the city of Plymouth with many attractions including the Barbican Centre, Dawlish Warren Chalet Family Holidays and Dawlish Warren are the obvious and ideal choice for a holiday to remember.Location map of Dawlish Warren Chalet and Welcome Holiday park
BY ROAD: From the M5, exit at J30 and take the Dawlish Road (A379). Remain on this road, driving through Kenton and continue past Starcross Railway Station, then bear left over the bridge at Cockwood Harbour. From this direction the Welcome Family Holiday Park is the second park on the left.
BY RAIL: Intercity trains stop at Dawlish, where taxis are available. Alternatively, some trains stop at Dawlish Warren and the Park is a short level walk from the station. During the summer season, local buses stop outside the Welcome Family Holiday Park every fifteen minutes. Timetables are available at the reception office.