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Exmouth, Devon

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Template:GBmap-named Exmouth is a town in Devon, England, at the east side of the mouth of the River Exe.

The town was a Roman port, and the working docks have only recently (2001-2002) been converted into a marina, although a small amount of commercial fishery is still undertaken. It has been also been known for several centuries as a seaside resort. Its Georgian terraces and sandy beach attracted people including Horatio Nelson and Lord Byron. The seafront has a traditional promenade.

The RNLI has a lifeboat station at Exmouth, and the University of Plymouth has a campus in the town.

Exmouth also serves as a commuter town for Exeter, to which it has good public transport links. It has a railway station on the Avocet Line to Exeter St Davids station. A small passenger ferry operates across the estuary of the River Exe to Starcross, where the remains of Brunel's Atmospheric Railway can be seen.

The Exe estuary is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and is noted in particular for its wading and migrating birds. A large part of the estuary lies within a nature reserve.

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