The full train circuit takes roughly 1 hour, taking in the main parts of Exmouth town and Exmouth seafront. Not only does it make a great sight-seeing tour, but also a great way to travel around Exmouth itself, often used by locals and tourists alike!
ABOUT OUR TRAIN ROUTE
The train route is split into three sections, all joined to form a giant loop around Exmouth linking the beach to the town. You can ride each section for just £1.50 each or a complete loop for £4.
Arriving at each stop every hour, this regular service links some of the best things to do in Exmouth including the cinema, bowling, the beach, boat trips and shopping. Each section costs just £1.50 or you can buy an unlimited day rider ticket for £5
The first train will depart Maer Car Park at 10 am
The last train of the day will depart Maer Car Park at 4 pm
Your conductor will be happy to sort your tickets before you board the train. Please ensure pushchairs are folded before boarding.
If you require any help, just ask!
Sadly, Exmouth Land Train will not be operating for the 2023 season but we hope to be back next year. Thank you for your kind understanding.
Stop 1 - Maer Road Car Park - On the hour
We depart Maer Road Car Park on the hour.
The first train is at 10:00, the last train leaves at 4:00pm and returns back to the same location, having completed a full circuit, at 5:00pm to finish for the day.
You will find ample long-stay car parking at Maer Road – the perfect place to park for a day exploring Exmouth Seafront – perhaps a day on the beach or a chance to explore the brand new watersports center and have some lunch!
Stop 2 - Exmouth Lifeboat Station - 3 mins past
We depart from the Exmouth Lifeboat Station at 3 minutes past the hour
The first train is 10.03am and the last train is 4.03pm
Exmouth Lifeboat Station houses both an inshore ‘D’ Class lifeboat and also an all-weather Shannon Class Lifeboat. There is a viewing gallery for the Shannon and also a souvenir shop. This stop is also ideal to explore Maer Rocks at low tide for crabbing and Rock pooling. Public toilets and a refreshments cafe is available at this stop.
Stop 3 - Exe Fishing - 8 mins past the hour
We depart Exe Fishing at 8 minutes past the hour.
First train is 10.08am, last train is 4.08pm.
This stop has tons of things to do for all the family, we have fishing trips in Exmouth with Exe Fishing, ideal for young adults and older alike on the Southern Angler. There is also fantastic ice cream on offer though join the queue at the popular Ice Creamery.
Had your fill of ice cream? Why not walk over the road to the Amusements, watch a game of cricket, play on the crazy golf .
Stop 4 - Exmouth Seafront - 11 mins past the hour
We depart Exmouth Seafront stop at 11 minutes past the hour.
First train is 10.11am, last train is 4.11pm.
Jump off here to visit Exmouth Pavilion and book tickets for a show or maybe let the kids enjoy the swing boats and roundabout. Located here also is Aby’s Channel View serving home cooked food including breakfast, main meals. snacks and desserts as well as coffee and cake and Devon Cream Teas!
Stop 5 - Grand Hotel - 14 mins past the hour
We depart from this stop at 14 minutes past the hour.
First train is 10.14am, last train is 4.14pm.
This stop is perfect for anyone staying in a seafront hotel such as the Cavendish, the Imperial, Premier Inn or the Grand. It is also located at the dog-friendly section of Exmouth Beach.
Stop 6 - Stuart Line Cruises - 25 mins past the hour
We depart from Stuart Line Cruises at 25 minutes past the hour.
The first train is 10.25am, the last train is 4.25pm.
Stuart Line Cruises is a family run business first started in 1968 and currently in its third generation. The brightly coloured red, yellow and blue boats sail the River Exe throughout the year. They also sail the South and East Devon coastline during the summer months. The boats are all weather, family and dog-friendly and offer value for money for everything from small groups to large groups.
Stop 6a - Estuary Parking - 25 mins past the hour
We depart from Estuary Parking at 30 minutes past the hour.
The first train is at 10:30, the last train is at 4:30pm.
You will find ample long-stay parking at Estuary Parking, allowing you to spend the full day exploring the seaside resort of Exmouth. Estuary Parking is located close to the town center, leisure center and Marks & Spencer – hop on the train from Estuary Parking to head into the town center then on to Exmouth Seafront! This stop also has some stunning views of the Estuary taking in Starcross within those views.
Stop 7 - Train Station - 35 mins past the hour
We depart from this stop at 35 minutes past the hour.
The first train is 10.35am and the last train is 4.35pm.
This is the ideal stop to get to Exmouth Leisure Centre and also to the Train and Bus station for ample links to Exeter and beyond. This is also a great stop to get to Exmouth Rugby Club and the town centre short stay car park.
Stop 8 - Town Centre - 40 mins past the hour
Stopping off right by Exmouth cinema and The Strand, we depart from the Town Centre at 40 minutes past the hour with the first train arriving at 10.40am and the last train at 4.40pm. just listen out for the bell as we come round the corner.
The Strand is often the centre for a wide range of markets and events throughout the year and a farmers market coming on a regular basis. The Exmouth Land Train crew are a wealth of knowledge as to where to eat and drink and the Strand is an ideal stop to explore local eateries.
This stop is also ideal for exploring the wealth of independent shops around the Strand and through the Magnolia Centre. You will find everything from homemade Italian Gelato through to handcrafted gifts, fashion and local drinks. This is one of the more popular stops on our route and we advise, if you have a pushchair or wheelchair, to fold up before you board the train where possible. Please ask a member of the crew to help you if needed.
Stop 9 - Manor Gardens - 45 mins past the hour
We depart from Manor Gardens at 45 minutes past the hour
The first train is at 10.45am and the last train 4.45pm
Manor Gardens hosts a range of free events throughout the year including the Exmouth Music Festival. The gardens are a beautiful place to explore all year. The train stops just a few seconds walk away from Manor Hotel and is also easy access to the back of the Imperial Hotel
Stop 10 - Ashton Court Hotel - 48 mins past the hour
Departing at 48 minutes past the hour, you can jump onboard right outside the Ashton Court Hotel that overlooks the picturesque seafront and commands fantastic views across Lyme Bay towards Berry Head.
With the first train is arriving at 10.48am, the last train departs the stop at 4.48pm ending up at Maer Road Car Park. The view encompasses Dawlish Warren and the Exe Estuary as well as some of Exmouth seafront.
Stop 10 - Ocean Restaurants & Leisure - 50 mins past the hour
We depart the Ocean stop at 50 minutes past the hour.
The first train arrives at 10.50am and the last train is at 4.50pm heading to the Maer Road Car Park.
Ocean is one of the newest buildings on Exmouth seafront and comprises a restaurant and bowling alley on the ground floor, Exmouth’s largest soft play zone and cafe on the first floor with a stunning private function suite on the top floor. You can even get married on the top floor balcony that has commanding views over Exmouth seafront and is a perfect stop off for the Exmouth Land Train during a private hire for you and your guests.
This stop is ideal also to visit the Queen’s Drive Space and explore Exmouth’s sandy beach at the section with the most facilities (including public toilets). There is also a range of great ice cream flavours at the Ice Creamery a short 1-minute walk away.