Dawlish Countryside Park

The 65-acre Dawlish Countryside Park is a public open space with wild countryside and walks.  It is home to native species including wildflower grassland, scrub and woodland, and native wildlife, such as cirl buntings.

The grassland is managed as hay meadows packed with colourful wildflowers and butterflies, with mown paths for exploring and shorter strips for playing games.

Explore the Park on an hour-long route enjoying the panoramic views from the Ridge Path, the Island Viewpoint and The Lookout. For a shorter stroll you can take a more gentle route past the Bird Feeding Station to the Coffee Curve seat with sea views.

We are proud to support “Colour in the Margins“, one of a number of projects under the “Back from the Brink” scheme, developed by Natural England and Rethink Nature (a partnership of seven conservation charities). One of the most ambitious conservation projects ever undertaken, the aim of the scheme is to save 20 species from extinction and benefit over 200 more through 19 projects that span England from Cornwall to Northumberland. Seeds from the endangered arable plant “Small-flowered Catchfly” will be sown on the site and it’s progress monitored over the next few years.

Join guided social dog walks with Devon Loves Dogs – a free membership scheme for dog walkers. If you sign up, you can get a free goody bag, information and advice!