Welcome to the Exe Estuary Management Partnership

The Exe Estuary is a fantastic and beautiful place to live, work and visit.  As organisations with responsibility for managing aspects of the Estuary we work together in voluntary partnership, balancing competing demands and addressing any conflicts as they arise, to help ensure that the Estuary retains its magic far into the future.

For more information about the Exe Estuary Partnership, forthcoming events, or how you can get involved, please click on the links and explore the site.



Exe Estuary Winter Forum February 2015

An ideal opportunity to get a firm grasp on the future of the Exe Estuary is to join us for our annual Winter Forum on the on 17th February at 6.30pm-9.30pm. The event will take place in the Council Chamber at County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, EX2 4QD.

Directions here.

You can consult the Forum Agenda here. Talks this year include:

  • Marine Planning in the South Area from the MMO
  • River Basin Management Plan consultation from the Environment Agency
  • Completion of the Living with a Changing Coast (LiCCo) project
  • A brief update on Exe Estuary Management Partnership work, by the new Exe Estuary Officer.

There will be an opportunity to offer your views of the final consultation of the Recreational Framework and a chance to discuss things further with speakers at the end of the event. There will even be a few tasty treats to keep your energy levels up, thanks to funding from Councillor Bernard Hughes OBE and from the LiCCo project.

To reserve your place, please send an email to exeestua@devon.gov.uk or phone 01392 382236.

Make sure you book quickly, as there are limited places available. Details of the event will be publicise shortly, but it is sure to be an enjoyable event filled with lively discussion about topical Exe Estuary issues.

See you there!!


State of the Exe Estuary 2014

As one of the many valuable products from the Living with a Changing Coast (LiCCo) project, the 2014 State of the Exe Estuary was prepared to provide easy access to the information available on the current status of the Exe Estuary. The report, divided in 8 chapters, highlights the changing pressures, natural processes, varied uses and quality of the Exe Estuary, and how they interact with each other.

Recommended for all those who would like to have a very good understanding about the Exe Estuary, the full report is available here.



Exe Estuary Recreational Report

The Exe Estuary Recreational report online consultation has now finished, however you still can download the pdf version here.

  If you have any inquiry about the consultation process please send an email to exeestua@devon.gov.uk.


Sounds of the Exe

Sound artist Martin Prothero has travelled the River Exe from its source high on Exmoor, to where it joins the English Channel at Exmouth. Click here to explore some of the amazing sounds and images he recorded on the journey.


The Exe Estuary - an extraordinary place to live, work and visit

Exmouth - by Natasha Grieg

Located on the south coast of Devon in the UK the Exe Estuary boasts some fantastic features; it is an internationally important site for wildlife, it is the start of the Jurassic Coast, has blue flag beaches and there are countless opportunities to enjoy the Estuary through recreational clubs, bird watching sites and boat trips.

The Exe Estuary is a terriffic place to explore by foot, cycle, wheel chair or buggy (for the littler ones), with miles of safe walking and cycling trails around the majority of the Estuary and offering some spectacular views. For an informative guide to exploring the Exe Estuary please you can download a copy of the Exe Explorer from our Publications page.

On our Local Information page are details about all aspects of the estuary, whether you are planning to visit and are looking for ferry details, somewhere to stay or are interested to find out more about the features or management of the Exe Estuary.   There is also information about the commercial uses of the estuary, its special wildlife and so much more.  Our Contacts and Links page will enable you to make direct contact with local businesses, places to eat and stay, and providers of cruises and ferry services.

If you would like to add any relevant information to this site then please email the Exe Estuary Officer.  We have a notice board under our News section as well as an events page that we would be happy to add your information to.

Life on the Exe

Watch our Exe Estuary Film


Your Feedback

The Exe Estuary Management Partnership would like to know what you thought of this website and receive your suggestions for improving it.  Please email your comments and ideas to the Exe Estuary Officer or call 01392 382236.




Area: 2345.71 ha

Latitude: 50 38 50 N

Longtitude: 03 26 32 W

Designations: SPA, SSSI, RAMSAR

Webcams: Starcross, Exmouth Seafront