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Exmouth
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Exmouth

Latitude: 50° 36'N
Longitude: 03° 24'W
Country: England

Ownership: Exmouth Marina Ltd (formerly Exmouth Docks Company)
Type: Private
Usage: Leisure, Fishing
Contact name: Keith Graham, Dock Master
Address: The Dock Office, Exmouth, EX8 1DU
Telephone no: 01395 269314
Website: www.exmouth-guide.co.uk/marina.htm


About Exmouth

With its foundations in Roman times Exmouth has grown from a fishing village through being an important port in the 1100s to a busy tourist town.

Sir Walter Raleigh sailed on many of his voyages from Exmouth harbour and Lord Nelsonís wife lived in the town.

Exmouth Docks Company in December 1989 closed the docks for commercial traffic. It is now a marina but still has provision (in law) for commercial vessels to tie up on the pierhead. Pleasure cruises also operate from the docks, for dolphin watching and fossil-hunting along the coast. The passenger ferry to Starcross on the opposite side of the estuary operates from the pierhead.

Some old photos of the Docks can be viewed here.


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