Sidmouth is the English seaside at its most stately and serene. Take a bracing stroll along the Esplanade, which is lined by hundreds of listed buildings. The fish and chips at The White Horse Café is highly recommended.
The Donkey Sanctuary helps 1.6 million donkeys around the world every year. Come and say hello to a few of them. A new visitor centre and restaurant opened earlier this year, with fabulous sea views.