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User / Baz Richardson (away until 10 July) / Sets / Sidmouth, East Devon
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N 30 B 1.2K C 4 E Jan 13, 2022 F Jan 29, 2022
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Sidmouth is one of my favourite towns in England. It has a somewhat genteel air to it, and perhaps that's why it has become a popular place for those who are looking for somewhere very nice and relatively quiet to retire. A large part of the town has been designated a conservation area, and the wide Esplanade has been a prominent feature since Regency times.


Tags:   Devon Sidmouth seafront shelter coast seaside small towns

N 40 B 945 C 10 E Jan 14, 2022 F Jan 26, 2022
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Whenever we are in the area and pay a visit to Sidmouth in East Devon I just have to include a visit to Connaught Gardens. These sit on a promontory overlooking the town and the coast. In January the gardens are, of course, in hibernation, but there is still the wonderful little teashop and restaurant which is located in the building with the white clock tower. There are also the beautiful views in both directions along the Devon coast. The seats pictured overlook Jacob's Ladder Beach on the west side of the town.

Tags:   Devon Sidmouth Connaught Gardens coast

N 75 B 1.5K C 25 E Jan 13, 2022 F Jan 24, 2022
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Sidmouth in East Devon is one of my very favourite seaside towns, and we call in there whenever we are within striking distance. There are many beautiful Georgian and Regency buildings along the seafront, which nestles between two large red sandstone cliffs. The one in the centre of the picture is Salcombe Hill Cliff, while beyond it is Salcombe Mouth. There have been some serious cliff-falls in recent months. This is all part of the Jurassic Coast which runs some 95 miles from the Old Harry Rocks near Swanage in the east to Exmouth in the west.

It always puzzled me that the sandy part of the beach is red - as might be expected - but much of the beach is covered in flints. There is in fact a thin layer of chalk sitting on top of the red sandstone, but this cannot be seen from the ground. Over the years the flints have washed out to cover the sandy beach underneath.

Prior to the early 1800s when the seafront was built, Sidmouth had a small ship-building industry and was an important fishing town. As well as having fishing boats for local waters, Sidmouth sent larger boats as far away as Newfoundland, and traded the catch with Catholic Spain and Portugal, returning home with wine. My source is a book published by Sidmouth Museum.

Tags:   Devon East Devon Sidmouth coast cliffs beaches seaside small towns Jurassic Coast

N 34 B 849 C 8 E Jan 13, 2022 F Jan 21, 2022
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Sidmouth is one of my favourite towns in England. It has a somewhat genteel air to it, and perhaps that's why it has become a popular place for those who are looking for somewhere very nice and relatively quiet to retire. A large part of the town has been designated a conservation area, and the wide Esplanade has been a prominent feature since Regency times. Sidmouth is surrounded by the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is on the Jurassic Coast, which runs for 90 miles along the Devon and Dorset coasts. The red sandstone cliffs either side of the town date from the Triassic period, 220 million years ago.


Tags:   Devon Sidmouth seaside small towns coast seafronts The Esplanade, Sidmouth Jurassic Coast

N 451 B 15.1K C 73 E Jan 13, 2022 F Jan 17, 2022
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The pretty little Regency town of Sidmouth sits in between two steep hillsides on the Jurassic coast of East Devon. On both sides of the town are the famous red sandstone cliffs rising to well over 400 feet above sea level.

Tags:   Devon East Devon Sidmouth coast cliffs landscapes seascapes Jurassic Coast Explored


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