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Dogs and beaches
From October to May you may walk your dog freely on beaches across
East Devon, but please note that there is a dog ban in place on the
main beaches in East Devon between 1 May and 30 September. You
can download a leaflet showing the dog ban areas from the East
Devon District Council website:
The Exe Estuary Management Partnership has also recently published
the Exe Dog Walking Code: www.exe-estuary.org
Exmouth Beach Rescue
Founded in 1986, Exmouth Beach Rescue Club provides a voluntary
lifeguard service in the areas of Maer Rocks and Orcombe Point.
During the summer months, they patrol every Sunday and Bank
Holiday Monday as well as providing training in Surf Life Saving
throughout the year for Juniors and Seniors.
Exmouth Coastwatch is one of the 50-strong network of National
Coastwatch Institution (NCI) lookout stations around the UK’s coasts.
Volunteers work with the Coastguard and the RNLI by keeping watch
for people on the water and the beach who may get into difficulties.
Exmouth RNLI operates an inshore D class lifeboat George Bearman II
and the new Shannon class lifeboat R and J Welburn.
Exmouth’s RNLI volunteer crew meets every other Wednesday to
launch the all-weather lifeboat on exercise. They meet at 6pm and
recovery on the beach is between 8 & 9pm depending on operational
commitment. The RNLI has a visitor viewing gallery above the RNLI
gift shop where you can view the all-weather Shannon class lifeboat.
You can also see its Launch and Recovery System through the glass
during shop opening hours. The RNLI station conducts guided tours
which can be booked online and holds an annual open day in August.
Exmouth Shanty Men
Committed to keeping our nation’s rich maritime heritage alive, the
Exmouth Shanty Men dress in period costume and regularly enthral
audiences in folk clubs and theatres, on harboursides and in pubs.
In 2019 they gained international recognition for a second time
when they were presented with the “Stan Hugil Award” for the ‘most
authentic shanty crew’ at the highly respected Krakow International
Shanty Festival. In between live appearances they have recorded 5
albums, all of which can be purchased, either as CDs from Shoppe or
digitally from Downloads. The ‘buoys’ have now sailed many a voyage
together and it shows in every note and gesture, with their jiggery -
and indeed their pokery - widely known to be highly infectious. Run
ashore dates for the coming season can be found here: