Exmouth Local Nature Reserve

Exmouth, Devon

Tel: 01395 517557

Exe Estuary


Exmouth Local Nature Reserve is a massive area of tidal sand and mud at the southern end of the Exe estuary – in fact, it’s one of the biggest Local Nature Reserves in Devon. It's also a globally important area for winter birds. In the autumn thousands of birds fly from the freezing Arctic to spend the winter months on the estuary, one of Devon’s most impressive natural spectacles.

Dark-bellied brent geese make their way to this place every year in September and during the winter months, other wildfowl crowd into the estuary to feed - look out for huge flocks of widgeon and graceful pintail ducks.

Walking out over the sandbanks at low water offers you the chance to get away from the town and explore a wilderness in the middle of the estuary.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



Road Directions

On the A376 to Exmouth, follow signs to the town centre and docks and park in the Imperial Road car park located next to the swimming pool. From here you can venture out onto the LNR and explore this beautifully wild place.

Opening Times

Exmouth Local Nature Reserve (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2022)

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