From Exmouth to Lyme Regis and north to the A30 the geography of East Devon holds a wealth of interest for the discerning visitor. The coastal towns each have their own distinct identities – Bustling Exmouth, regency Sidmouth, fisherman’s Beer, historic Lyme Regis. In the bygone days the coast was the haunt of smugglers – Jack Rattenbury of Beer was one such. Today the natural splendour of cliff scenery and deep cut valleys is preserved by the National Trust.
The visitor can enjoy it by taking circular walks described in the local guides. Here and there can still be seen some of the defensive works of World War II. Buildings on the caravan parks were part of RAF Branscombe, the local radar station. They now house some of our amenities. This station worked in conjunction with Dunkeswell Airfield, home fo the American 7th Fleet Air Wings. It was from here that Joe Kennedy Jnr. flew on his fateful mission on August 12th 1944.