Getting to Dawlish

During Carnival Week we will post updates for any road closures or traffic disruption.

Road Closures

Tuesday 13th August Pram Race:

The Strand junction with the A379 will be closed at 6.45pm for a short period to allow the Prams to exit the Lawn (the number of prams entering will dictate how long this will be for), we don’t anticipate this having much of an affect on public transport. We will ask all road users to take care driving through the town as they may meet prams at any point on the route.

Friday 17th August Parade night – the line-up in John Nash Drive will be strictly one-way access for residents only from approx 3pm, entering from the A379 end and exiting via Oak Hill. The route has a full road closure from 7pm although the A379 will remain open to through traffic only until the Parade has entered The Strand. Stagecoach are aware and are adjusting their routes accordingly. The road should be fully open by 10pm.

For getting to Dawlish we have put a few suggestions together below

The Visit Devon website is a great place to look for detailed information.

Cycling, walking or taking the bus or train on the journey to and from Dawlish includes some of the finest scenery in Britain. Walking couldn’t be much easier or beautiful via the flattish Exe Estuary trail along the seafront part of the South West Coast Path.

We also have great bus links into the town, visit Stage Coach for timetables and fares.

Information about traveling around Dawlish can be found at Travel Devon.

By Train

Dawlish is renowned for having one of the most scenic railway lines in the world, running just metres from the sea it is well worth making the trip by train. For train timetable information, visit Great Western Railway or visit National Rail Enquiries or one-stop shop for train and coach travel Trainline

By Car

Devon is easy to reach by road – the M5 runs into Exeter and has excellent links with other major motorways including the M4 which can be joined at Bristol. Major A roads linking to the M5 include the North Devon link road (A361), the A30, A38 and A380. From Exeter join the A379 to Dawlish – follow the signs!

There is ample parking in Dawlish town centre, with free parking for 30 minutes on the Strand and in the Strand Car Park. Barton Hill Car Park is long stay car park just a short level walk to the town centre. To find the car parks in Dawlish and their prices visit the Teignbridge District Council website.

Roadworks information can be found at Devon roadworks website.

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