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The Maer Local Nature Reserve

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Exmouth EX10 8HL, England
+44 1395 517557
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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 18 August 2017
David W
An open space, close to the sea.

Close to the sea ,the nature reserve is a favourite with everyone. Beautiful in good weather... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2017
MARYPAT_11
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Bath, United Kingdom
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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 raising their larvae out of sight of the casual observer – look for tiny bees flying out of holes in the ground.
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“picnic area” (2 reviews)
“protected” (2 reviews)
“sea” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Exmouth EX10 8HL, England
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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

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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.

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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
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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

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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed June 22, 2016

We like walking from the town along a walk which goes from the Manor Park Gardens to the Maer LNR, go across the Maer to come out by the Lifeboat and then back along the Esplanade. You do have to look out for 'doggy doos'...More

Thank Annie W
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