Starcross, Dawlish, Devon
Go to Starcross in the winter and you’ll find a quiet waterside village where visitors tend to be more in the line of birdwatchers looking out for migrant visitors to the Exe estuary; in the summer it’s a different story when it gets busy with the sailing fraternity and people coming across on the passenger ferry from Exmouth for a wander round.
And you know, that’s not a bad thing to do really. Starcross is only a small village but it’s not an attractive one due to its setting, the backdrop of rolling Devon hills, and some admirable Georgian and Edwardian buildings. The railway line runs right along the estuary, just feet from the water giving lucky passengers a breathtaking view for a few minutes as the train wends its merry way. Should you fancy a bite to eat when you’re here, there are two pubs (The Atmospheric Railway Inn and The Galleon Inn); both are what you’d call traditional – pub food, pool tables.
All information correct at the time of writing