Welcome to Sidmouth
The select resort of Sidmouth is the English seaside at its most stately, serene and salubrious. Hundreds of listed buildings line up elegantly behind the Esplanade; freshly painted pillars support bright-white balconies; and well-tended flowers tumble from window boxes. But this slice of old England also offers a frenetic summer folk festival, an incredibly cute donkey sanctuary and a renowned observatory.
The village of Sidford, with eateries and B&Bs, sits on the busy A3052, 2 miles to the north.