The Town Centre has a varied selection of shops including high street names such as Boots, Betfred and Co-operative along with smaller independents, offering something for everyone. There are also numerous eating places catering for all tastes, including traditional pubs, popular cafes and restaurants.
At the heart of the town centre lies a public park called 'The Lawn'. As the name suggests, the lawn is a very large grass lawn. It has an outdoor bowling green, bandstand for concerts, deckchairs, Tourist Information Centre, decorative flower beds and hatchery where you can see the new additions to the duck population on the Brook that flows adjacent to the lawn. Shops lie on either side of The Lawn, with grocers on the strand side and clothes and gift shops on both. Shopping is a pleasant experience due to the calm, relaxing environment the town has; popping over the brook and back being a necessary and ritual part of the shopping experience that locals are used to.
The Brook which starts its course at the little moor of Haldon, runs through Ashcombe, Dawlish Water, Dawlish Town before eventually reaching the sea at Dawlish Town Beach. On its journey through Dawlish it drops over weirs and under bridges, passing through the Manor Gardens and The Lawn. You can observe the town's famous black swans along with many other species of waterfowl and walk around the exotic plants and flowers along the Brook.
The Brook joins the sea on the eastern side of the main sea wall, by passing under the railway viaduct built by Brunel.
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