Touring, white water and sea paddling in canoes and kayaks is popular in the area with many activities/courses available. In Axmouth and Seaton the beautiful river Axe is navigable all year round from the sea at Axmouth up to the A3052 road bridge. On this tidal lower section of the river you'll see bird life such as swans with their young. For local conditions check out www.axevalecc.co.uk. The Exe Estuary also offers a variety of sea and tidal canoe and kayaking opportunities.
Visit the Exe Estuary at Exmouth any time of the year and you will see colourful kites criss-crossing the sky. The seafront and estuary offer a fantastic combination of flat water and waves - perfect for everyone. Kite surfing is highly addictive and local 'kiters' range in age from 10 to 70. Exmouth has produced world kite surfers including multiple world champion Stephanie Bridge. Check out www.edgewatersports.com
(Shore and Deep Sea)
Fish from seashores, go mackerel fishing, or try deep sea angling with local fishermen. Check out www.beeranglingclub.co.uk for details or ask at the landing stage/fish shop in Beer. In Axmouth sea and river fishing permits are available from the Angling Centre and café at the harbour. From Exmouth docks trips offering sea, reef and wreck fishing are available. Try private boat trips for small groups, or hire the services of a fisherman for mackerel fishing in Branscombe.
If sailing is your interest, you'll find plenty on offer on Devon's Jurassic Coast. Public access to the water is available from Exmouth, ideally situated for the beautiful Exe estuary, Lyme Bay, Torbay, Dartmouth and Jurassic Coast. The coast offers a wide range of conditions and has produced several Olympians and World Match racing champions. Safe moorings include Axmouth Harbour, Beer, Exmouth Marina and the Exe Estuary. Ensure you have up-to-date information about safe access to these havens. River and Coastal cruises operate from Exmouth and self-drives are available in Beer from Boatmen on the beach. Check out www.exe-sailing-club.org, www.sidmouthsailing.org.uk,
www.axeyachtclub.co.uk and www.stuartlinecruises.co.uk