|Travel by Coach|
|1 Included Excursions|
The long Easter weekend is the perfect time of year to enjoy a relaxing getaway. Departing on Good Friday and returning on Easter Monday, on our Easter Breaks you can take in the scenic splendours of springtime as you enjoy everything that’s great about a Shearings weekend break. We’ll even treat you to a free Easter gift on Easter Sunday!
This holiday takes us to Exmouth, Devon’s oldest seaside resort and home to a two mile long golden sand beach. On our included excursion we will be heading along the coast to the towns of Sidmouth and Seaton to enjoy their pretty harbours and small resort feeling.
Day One: Home to Exmouth
We’ll make our way from the interchange to Exmouth, where we’ll check in to the Grand Hotel and will enjoy a sumptuous evening meal. (D)
Days Two and three: Exmouth
One of our days in Exmouth is set aside for an excursion along the coast to the towns of Sidmouth and Seaton. Sidmouth is a quaint seaside town and the perfect place to while away a couple of hours strolling down the seafront and admiring the view. Seaton similarly is a great place to walk, both towns are on the Jurassic coast, the rocks here boast three distinct geological periods which date back 185 million years.
The other day is for you to enjoy at your leisure. Exmouth is a fantastic town to walk around and a coastal path stretches to the nearby village of Budleigh Salterton. The historic city of Exeter is half an hour away via a scenic rail journey. (B,D)
Day Four: Exmouth to Home
Time to say goodbye today; we depart after breakfast and make our way to the interchange before returning home. (B)
Stay right on the seafront close to all of Exmouth’s attractions and just across the road from the beach with us at The Grand Hotel.
Exmouth is situated in a beautiful part of the South West, just at the mouth of the River Exe. A number of glorious walking trails pass through the town, with the South West Coastal Path passing just over the road from the hotel. Take the path through stunning coastal scenery to the amazing village of Budleigh Salterton, in town there are a number of cafes, bars, pubs and galleries to enjoy before hopping on a local bus back to Exmouth.
Going a little further afield you can discover a number of great towns close by. Take the short trip to Exeter to learn the thousands of years’ worth of history that this city possesses or travel south along the coast to Torquay, Paignton and Teignmouth to enjoy traditional attractions and scenic beaches.
After all that outdoor exercise the hotel is a perfect place to wind down and take it easy. Relax with a drink and take in the sunset in the hotels beautiful gardens, or after enjoying a meal in the restaurant, sit in the comfortable bar and lounge area for a soothing rest before bed.
Tavistock, Princetown and the House of Marbles
On our excursion to Dartmoor we will visit Princetown, the highest town on Dartmoor and location of the infamous Dartmoor Prison, the town itself has a museum devoted to the place. We will travel across the rugged landscape past wild ponies, rugged moors and rock formations as we make our way to Tavistock on the edge of the park. Tavistock is a traditional market town and is the perfect place to stock up on local Devon produce with cheeses coming highly recommended. On the way back to Exmouth we'll call at the House of Marbles to see fine toys and gifts being produced.