Visit the pretty, unspoilt and historic towns and villages that are nestled in the countryside or on the coast of the AONB and you’ll find a unique mix of rural and coastal personalities.

Weekly markets, independent shops, picturesque churches, traditional pubs and cafés – there’s lots to discover amongst the cosy thatched cottages, impressive regency houses, fishing boats and stunning sea views.

Explore Exmouth

Exmouth is a lively town, situated on the east coast of Devon where the River Exe meets the sea. 

Visit Budleigh Salterton

This picturesque town has a 2 mile pebble beach and safe, clean bathing water. 

Visit Sidmouth

Find beautiful gardens and leisurely walks, Regency history, clean beaches and friendly shops in this lovely seaside town.

Ottery St Mary

Set just outside of the AONB boundary, in the beautiful valley of the Otter, from which it takes its name. One of the most historic towns in Devon.

Visit Beer

The picture-postcard village of Beer, Devon nestles in Lyme Bay, on the 95-mile long Jurassic Coast. The shingle beach still boasts a small fleet of working fishing boats.

Discover Seaton

Explore Seaton and the surrounding countryside and towns. Local history, coastal and countryside walks, great places to go running, cycling or wildlife watching.

More to Explore

East Devon AONB Projects

We lead, partner and support projects that focus on a wide range of themes, including landscape and heritage, environmental quality and climate, biodiversity, recreation and tourism.

Outdoors & Active

Whether you prefer walking, cycling, running or playing, everyone feels happier and healthier when they spend time in nature being more active.

East Devon Way

Discover the hidden gems of East Devon and explore this much loved walking route that links 40 miles of public footpaths, trails and bridleways.