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Horseback & Animal Rides
Rides available by the hour, or day.
The geological pressure that ensured Beer's chalky cliffs stand out from the surrounding red, also created an accessible seam of high-quality masonry material called Beer Stone...
Boating & Cruises
For a true taste of Topsham's maritime links, board the Sea Dream and glide past mudflats and marsh land, passing a panorama of the town...
Two-hour sessions (per one/four lessons £35/120) cater to all skill levels, and also include special child-friendly Kiddie Classes (per hour £25)...
Nature & Wildlife
As the main high-tide roost on the River Exe, this is one of the best places to spot birds in Devon and Cornwall...
Stuart Line runs a string of trips from Exmouth Marina. The voyage up the River Exe is a pleasant cruise, especially when the weather's too rough to head out to sea...
These memorable, chilled-out kayak and canoe tours range from family safaris to expedition training days, and often involve wildlife-watching, beach-side brews, hot sausages and cakes...
Rents out sit-on-top kayaks (per hour/day £15/40) and does two-hour stand-up paddleboard (SUP) sessions (hire plus 45 minutes tuition £45), and SUP hire (per hour/day £15/40).
Beside the beach at the Westward Ho! end of the Northam Burrows reserve.
For the ultimate find-your-own-food experience, sign up for a mackerel fishing trip (per hour adult/child £8/5) from Beer beach. A wheeled jetty is rolled partway into the sea, allowing you to hop aboard...
At Exmouth, the wind whips across the mouth of the River Exe's wide estuary, creating prime kite and wind surfing conditions...
To really get a feel for the sheer width of the River Exe at its mouth, take this tub-like, red-and-blue water taxi for the 15-minute cross-estuary trip to the Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve , a wind-whipped slither o...
Rents out sit-on-top kayaks (per hour/day £17/80), sea kayaks (per three hours/day £35/80), stand-up paddleboards (SUP; per hour/day £17/80) and topper sailing dingies (per hour/day £27/100).
A blink-and-you'll miss it trip from Topsham to the south bank of the Exe, crossing the river at its narrowest point...
Offers two-hour sessions of surfing tuition (per one/four lessons £35/120).
The half-hourly East Portlemouth Ferry (passenger only) chugs to the sandy shores opposite Salcombe...
Dartmoor National Park
Stages climbs on the moor itself (per 3hr session for four people £80) and individual sessions indoors (per 1½ hours £15).
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