At the mouth of the River Sid, and one of the larger towns on the East Devon coast is the seaside town of Sidmouth. Full of fine early 19th century Regency architecture, bookended by classic red Devon sandstone cliffs, and surrounded by the beautiful green rolling countryside of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Sidmouth is one of the most popular destinations in East Devon.
Sidmouth is a personal favorite destination thanks to its fine gardens, beach, seafront and coastal viewpoints which make it a perfect subject for classic seascape photography. A particular favorite part of the town is the area around Jacob's Ladder and Connaught Gardens to the western end of the town, where there are fabulous views from high over the beach and seafront which makes a great viewpoint for winter sunrises (and fabulous cakes in Jacob's Ladder cafe afterward!)
Described by Poet Laureate John Betjeman in the 1960s as ‘a town caught in a timeless charm’, Sidmouth still retains much of this charm today, and although it can be busy during the summer months is a fabulous location and a must for any visitor to the region.