Five ways to spend a Saturday in Sidmouth

Saturday in Sidmouth

Are you looking for ideas on how to spend a Saturday in Sidmouth? Here are our suggestions of five great days out in our East Devon seaside town.

Relax on the beach

Sidmouth is blessed with two beaches so you’ll be spoilt for choice. Jacob’s Ladder Beach is a one-mile long sandy beach backed by cliffs which offers sheltered swimming and rock pooling. If you prefer not to get sand between your toes your best bet is Sidmouth Town Beach, a mainly pebble beach bordered by the Esplanade.

Shop until you drop

Sidmouth is a fantastic place to shop. The bustling town centre boasts an exciting array of independent shops which are perfect for a Saturday browse. For fresh local produce including locally caught fish and shellfish, check out Sidmouth Market.

Stroll through the gardens

Sidmouth is a regular Britain in Bloom winner, and it’s not hard to see why when you take a stroll through the many beautiful public gardens, parks and meadows. Our favourite gardens are The Byes, a mixture of parkland, meadows, open fields and farmland that follow the River Sid and Connaught Gardens, a formal garden overlooking the Esplanade.

Explore Sidmouth’s history

Sidmouth has a fascinating history which you can explore by following the Blue Plaque walk. Courtesy of the Sid Vale Association there is a series of 32 blue plaques in the town to commemorate notable buildings or buildings associated with notable former residents of Sidmouth’s historic past. If time allows, a visit to the volunteer-run Sidmouth Museum will complete your Sidmouth history tour.

Enjoy delicious food

Of course, a Saturday in Sidmouth wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Blinis Café-Bar just off the Esplanade! We’re open from 10am and serve morning coffee and pastries, brunch, lunch, and afternoon tea so however you decide to spend your day in Sidmouth, we’re here to keep you fuelled and refreshed. See our menu here.

If you’re planning on joining us for lunch, we advise booking a table. Please call us on 01395 572920.

Image credit: Roger Cornfoot. Licensed for reuse under Creative Commons 2.0.


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