Route: From Brixham to Exmouth


Start your holiday by dining at one of the many pubs or restaurants in the historic bustling fishing port of Brixham before waking fresh the next day to begin your journey.

Passing pretty coves at Elberry, Broadsands and Goodrington, then along the promenades of The English Riviera at Paignton and Torquay, taking time to spot the plaques erected in homage to Agatha Christie, the areas greatest novelist, the walk will take you onward over red sandstone cliffs, leading to your destination at Babbacombe. 

On leaving the serene surroundings of Babbacombe after maybe stopping to ride the Cliffside railway, you will discover Babbacombe Downs with beautiful views out to Lyme Bay and ahead to Teignmouth and Dawlish.

The sun on your face, the wind in your hair, the squawking of gulls, the sounds of the waves breaking against the cliff or beach and spectacular views all add to the enjoyment of a coastal walk along this lovely section of the South Devon coast.

Walk the Trail offers 2 itineraries along this route to cater for all levels of walker.  If, you feel that you'd like something different, just ask.


All our holiday packages include:

  • Overnight accommodation staying at carefully selected B&Bs, Inns and Hotels
  • A detailed holiday pack
  • Luggage transfers
  • Transport from path to accommodations if necessary
  • Maps
  • Guidebook
  • Emergency support.


Our holiday packages do not include:

  • Transport to and from the start and end of the holiday, unless stated.  We can help you with your options.
  • Packed Lunches and Evening Meals
  • Travel Insurance

Itinerary & Costs

This is our most popular itinerary on the Brixham to Exmouth section of the wonderful South West Coast Path. With an average daily walk of 8.5 miles (13.7km)this is perfect for those new to walking holidays or those just wishing to take time to experience the many highlights on this journey.

Spectacular views along the roller coaster cliffs, unspoilt coves and peaceful woodland all add to the enjoyment on what is possibly one of the great undiscovered stretches of England's coastline, where the previous sandstone cliffs give way to the dramatic red rocks of the South Devon Coastline. There are some easier sections along lush wooded countryside but also plenty of the usual climbs up to cliff top heights before descending to hidden un-spoilt coves. With constant panoramic sea views, this is a glorious journey along the coast of South Devon.

The Daily Itinerary

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Day 2: Walking
Brixham to Torquay
Distance: 8.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate
Day 3: Walking
Torquay to Shaldon
Distance: 11 miles Difficulty: Moderate
- Day 4: Walking
Shaldon to Exmouth
Distance: 8 miles Difficulty: Moderate

Two ferry journeys required. One from Shaldon to Teignmouth and one from Starcross to Exmouth.


What's Included

  • Accommodation for the length of your holiday including the night before you start walking and the evening after your final day's walking in good quality B&Bs, Inns and small hotels. This will be en-suite wherever possible.
  • Breakfast - This may be a full cooked or continental option depending on accommodation. Evening meals can be arranged with certain accommodations for an additional charge.
  • A Personalised Holiday Pack containing maps and addresses for accommodations, pick up points and daily mileage information.
  • Luggage transfers between each accommodation. 1 bag per person up to 20 kilograms. Additional bags can be added upon request.
  • If you are crossing a river using a ferry or on foot at low tide then we will provide you with the relevant information to assist.
  • Phone line support between the hours of 0900-1900, 7 days a week for the length of your holiday.

Optional Extras

The following items are optional and can be removed to reduce the cost of your holiday.

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Holiday Summary



3 Days / 4 Nights 9 miles daily avg


Rating: 2


Number in Group: 2

What's Included
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Cost £399 per person

Based on Two people sharing a Double or Twin Room

Total Cost £798

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