When Bainbridge’s was established in 2011, Exmouth was the chosen location to create and provide the Estate Agency we are today. The initial market research indicated an unusual trend, with a considerable percentage of property vendors in the upper quartile of the market, choosing to appoint agents from outside of the town, who were perceived to offer a wider regional platform to provide the necessary exposure. This was a compelling reason for selecting Exmouth, although the geography of the town and surrounding environment, between the English Channel and Woodbury Common, was perfectly suited for Bainbridge’s brand vision. With Exmouth offering such a wide number of locational benefits, it is not surprising that buyers relocating to the region settle upon the town as their intended location. Whilst those local to the area will be familiar with all it has to offer, it is important to highlight the wide number of benefits of Exmouth to those considering relocating.
St Peter’s School
Located amongst acres of Devon countryside with views of the Exe estuary, St Peter’s school has developed an environment in which children thrive. With well-structured educational experiences, personalised care and encouragement they make certain that every child develops into self-confident individuals. Alongside small class sizes and dedicated teaching staff St Peter’s pastoral care is first rate and prides itself on their Christian ethos.
Exe Sailing Club
Located in the convenient and progressive Exmouth Marina the Exe Sailing Club offers a full programme of evening and weekend racing and social events. Their RYA registered training centre offers a variety of sailing and powerboat courses. The club has its roots in dinghy racing which are held in the estuary and at sea. Cruiser racing is also very popular within the club with members cruising the ports of Devon and Cornwall as well as the English Channel.
Exmouth Rowing Club
The club was founded in 1993 with the aim of passing along the traditions and skills of estuary and sea rowing to Exmouth town. Located on the sea front the club displays its brightly coloured boats to attract the attention of enthusiastic rowers to create a competitive team.
Kitesurfing is one of the most thrilling watersports to hit Exmouth in recent times and can be enjoyed by many due to only needing a 10mph wind. Exmouth based ‘Edge Watersports’ provide experienced BKSA instructor trainers and the owner Steph Bridge has been 4 x kitesurfing World Champion. The Seafront and Exmouth Duck Pond offer great training conditions with waist deep, flat water which can be experienced in any wind direction.
Exmouth Farmers Market
Situated centrally within the recently redeveloped Strand Gardens, the farmers market is open every Wednesday from 9am till 1.30pm throughout June to September and alternate Wednesdays throughout the rest of the year. It offers a wide range of locally produced foods from meat, fruit & veg and dairy products to tasty home-baked goods. Surrounding the Strand Garden’s you will also find many independent cafes, restaurants and shops.
Exmouth train station offers a very good rail network from which you can reach the Cathedral city of Exeter using the Avocet line, a lovely route along the river with estuary views. From here the link to London is fast and frequent.
To the East of Exmouth beach lies Orcombe Point which marks the Western end of the World Heritage site. At the top of the cliff sits the Geoneedle which was unveiled by HRH Prince of Wales in 2002. The Geoneedle itself is created out of different types of stone that represent the sequence of rocks found along the Jurassic Coast.
The Exe estuary is a haven for birdlife and home to many different species throughout the year including Sandpipers and the rare Avocet. Birdwatching cruises are available from the Marina guided by an experienced ornithologist with a breadth of knowledge of the River Exe and its wildlife.
The Exe Estuary Cycle Path
The Exe Estuary cycle trail offers an almost entirely traffic-free, wonderfully level route which forms part of the South Coast NCN No.2 which takes you right around the Exe Estuary from Exmouth to Dawlish.
This route provides an exciting opportunity for people to experience cycling or walking around the entire Exe Estuary, appreciating the wildlife and passing through some beautiful riverside towns and villages steeped in maritime history such as the pretty villages of Starcross, Topsham and Lympstone to name a few.
The different habitats on the Estuary support a diverse and plentiful range of flora and fauna including wintering waterfowl and waders. As a result, the Exe Estuary has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a Special Protection Area (SPA), a Ramsar Site (internationally important area for birdlife) and is a candidate Special Area of Conservation.