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The Maer Local Nature Reserve

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Great for walking the dogs

Nice clean open space where you can let the dogs or children run free, if good weather you can even... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Devon, United Kingdom
Estuaury & the 'Going is Easy'

This expanse of protected open space is ideally suited to a person for all seasons. It offers a... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2017
David W
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“play area”(2 reviews)
“dogs”(8 reviews)
“sea”(3 reviews)
Ideal for a quiet stroll just away from the busy sea front and a secret haven for wildlife. The warm, sandy soil at the Maer provides a haven for insects. Many unusual solitary bees and wasps make their nest tunnels in the sand and get on with...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Exmouth EX10 8HL, England
+44 1395 517557
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Nice clean open space where you can let the dogs or children run free, if good weather you can even take your own BBQ.

Thank Janepeamore
Reviewed August 18, 2017

This expanse of protected open space is ideally suited to a person for all seasons. It offers a gentle stroll, a picnic area of outstanding beauty; all near to cricket, tennis, water sports and bathing facilities, having easy access to the chic 'Avenues' section of...More

Thank David W
Reviewed April 28, 2017

Close to the sea ,the nature reserve is a favourite with everyone. Beautiful in good weather, protected from the worst oft the storms in winter.

Thank MARYPAT_11
Reviewed April 12, 2017

A great walking area. An ideal location for children with a very good play area and picnic area. Very clean and tisy.

Thank Pat L
Reviewed December 13, 2016

This area is known local;y as 'The Maer'. Originally, before the building of the sea wall and promenade it was an area of sand dunes. Scrubby grasses now grow over the sand along with various small sea type flora ... It is just a gerat...More

Thank jeremy j
Reviewed November 10, 2016

Lovely small reserve, with a fenced off (and quite large) play area for the kids, if you wish to give them something to do that will tire them out. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank BlueWolf1894
Reviewed September 14, 2016

Large grass area with a variety of plants and fauna. Was a 9 hole GC some years back and there is still some evidence of bunkers. Quite Sandy on the seafront side where the wind has blown it off the beach. Quite hardy thistle type...More

Thank 0587brian
Reviewed August 29, 2016

Went with a group for a BBQ on Bank holiday Monday. Was very popular with more people wanting a BBQ than there was grills. It did seem wierd to me that they put the picnic benches so far away from the BBQ grills but we...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed July 25, 2016

A unique reserve by the dunes and beach with only a road In between. Plenty of parking nearby. Lots to see including golf bunker type holes dug out mainly by dogs but habited by sand bees. Look for the holes in the sides of the...More

Thank brideandgroom12
Reviewed July 9, 2016

I was there today at 04:45 with Bella and Roker. Beautiful place and wonderful at that time in the morning, just me and the dogs, (plus seagulls and rabbits!) Personally I wish it could have been 5 times the size. It only got marked down...More

Thank johnfurness
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