A gloomy, grey and damp Autumnal day yet Hix was light, welcoming and warm, with charming service as always. This morning it hosted an Artsfest workshop run by author and journalist Maria McCarthy. Read more
Posts tagged ‘beach’
The presence of Tesco in Seaton provides a rather ominous backdrop to the Axmouth Estuary even with its timber pseudo organic designed building but hey ho its there. The Seaton Tram is a better focus for the eye and the estuary is a great birdwatching spot with a few hides to the West.
When the tide is out the birds gather and in Winter light its well worth a stop on the road Read more
Beer is one of those picturesque Devon seaside towns where life is easy and modern times haven’t arrived yet. The beach has enough to keep everyone happy for a day: boat rides, fishing trips, cafes, playground, walks but still feel they are in an unspoilt spot. It is also compact, you can keep an eye on meandering children.
Best spots: Read more
I love Sidmouth. The average age is 70 which always makes for a slow amble down the High Street but it gives you time to absorb the wide array of shops. Flutterbys at the top of the High Street is recently opened and is a treasure trove of vintage finds plus a very cute bead and accessory shop. Pick your own beads from a huge selection and make your own jewellery on the spot if you like or take home. Prices are very good so its feasible to do as a rainy day activity for a gaggle of children.
The vintage half of the store has lots of well sourced pieces for the shabby chic lover. Read more
Stick East in Exmouth and all will be well. Miles of sand and at low tide the most Cornish of beaches appears; rock pools and fresh sand with not a soul in sight but with a steep cliff of rich red Devon earth.
There is a great walk up the cliff to The Geoneedle either via path from the road or via a beautiful rusted ladder from the beach only exposed at low tide, it must have many an aquatic tale to tell. Read more