FREE Autumn through to the chill of midwinter is a great time for birdwatching on Devon's stretch of Jurassic Coast.
The Axe estuary and Exe estuary are teeming with birdlife. Sandbanks and mudflats offer a refuge for wintering wildfowl and you'll see curlews, avocets, oystercatchers, wigeon, teal, black tailed godwits and more. You'll find hides set against the beautiful backdrop of the
lower Axe valley and paths across Seaton Marshes; wading birds along the river Otter at Budleigh Salterton; cormorants and seabirds on the cliff face in Beer; special birdwatching tram trips led by local experts from September to November in Seaton www.tram.co.uk; and Jurassic Coast bird watching cruises onto the Exe Estuary, a SSSI site of international importance for migratory birds - see www.stuartlinecruises.co.uk
Heritage Coast offer ideal conditions for painters or photographers.
Capture the action of kite surfers in Exmouth, stunning red sandstone meeting sea at Sidmouth, or startlingly white chalk at Beer Head.
Budleigh Salterton's Pebblebeds, 3-mile beach and nature reserves along the River Otter offer amazing views. An Axmouth visitor's leaflet shows points of natural and historical interest on the Axe Valley wetlands.