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.



Spring Clean-up Event 2015

Saturday 9th May, 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Imperial Recreation Ground slipway in Exmouth

Free cruise from Stuart Line Cruises with free buffet and live music from Ace Music Jazz Band for clean-up volunteers from 5.30pm - 6.30pm!

Contact the Exe Estuary Officer to book your place and ensure that we supply enough food for all!

Click here for more information.


NEW Exe Heritage Leaflet

Our new guide to heritage on the Exe Estuary, from the 1200's to the 20th Century. Maps, photographs and historical paintings illustrate the rich history of the Exe Estuary and how storms have affected the area through the ages.

The Exe Heritage leaflet will soon be available through Tourist Information Centres. Dowload the Exe Heritage leaflet here or request a printed copy from 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