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Dawlish Warren, Devon

This article is about the village, For the nearby nature reserve, see Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:50.598|-3.444|region:GB_type:city|||||| |primary |name= }} Dawlish Warren 240px
Dawlish Warren
OS grid reference SX979786 Civil parish Dawlish District Teignbridge Shire county Devon Region South West Country England Sovereign state United Kingdom Post town DAWLISH Postcode district EX7 Dialling code 01626 Police Fire Ambulance EU Parliament South West England UK Parliament Newton Abbot List of places UK England Dawlish Warren is a small seaside resort near the town of Dawlish in Teignbridge on the south coast of Devon in England. Dawlish Warren consists almost entirely of holiday accommodation and facilities for holiday-makers especially caravan sites. It is situated at the mouth of the Exe Estuary opposite Exmouth and has a beach, a National Nature Reserve spanning 505 acres (2 km) and a golf course. The renowned sand spit at Dawlish Warren is the location of both the golf course and the nature reserve which was declared a National Nature Reserve in 2000. This spit has reduced in size within the past century due to erosion partly caused by the installation of a breakwater at Langstone Rock to the South West which traps sand from the local sandstone cliffs and interrupts the natural sediment flow of the area. The resort is popular with holidaymakers and although a death occurred from E. coli poisoning in 1999, allegedly caused by a nearby sewage outflow, a new sewage treatment plant has since been built resulting in both Dawlish Warren & Dawlish beaches now winning the coveted Blue Flag for the quality of the bathing waters. To visit the resort it is possible to travel by train as the local railway station is situated within a few minutes walk of the beach. Dawlish Warren railway station is located between Dawlish and Starcross stations, and is very busy in the summer. Dawlish can be reached by a 1.5 mile walk south-west along the South Devon Railway sea wall.
Post townDAWLISH
Administrative CountyDevon
Traditional CountyDevon
OS GridSX9778
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
Police AuthorityDevon and Cornwall
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDevon and Somerset
Ambulance AuthoritySouth Western
Dialling code01626

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