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Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve, Dawlish
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The Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve is a national nature reserve near the village of Dawlish Warren in south Devon, England. It is part of the Exe Estuary Special Protection Area, and sits on a sand spit which runs across the mouth of the estuary. It is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest and part of it is a local nature reserve.

The Dawlish Warren nature reserve provides a major roosting site for wading birds and migratory waterfowl, and serves as a habitat for the endangered petalwort plant. It is also one of only two sites in Britain where the sand crocus grows. A large number of rare vagrant birds have been recorded at Dawlish Warren, including elegant tern, lesser crested tern, long-billed murrelet, greater sand plover, semipalmated plover, cream-coloured courser and great spotted cuckoo. Some sand lizards have also been spotted at the reserve, as a result of re-introductions.

A rare dune grassland habitat can also be found in the nature reserve, and as a result is a candidate Special Area of Conservation. The Nature Reserve also contains one of the main tourist beaches in Teignbridge.
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  • I often go here , especially in summer , to escape the public beach and to enjoy the solitude . The path along the top of the dunes takes you to sections of sandy beach separated by timber fencing , s...  more »
  • Spent the last 3 fays in Dawlish Warren, always love a walk around the nature reserve, so big and wild, dogs allowed but these days must be on a lead in the reserve, loads to see, plenty of geese and ...  more »
  • very relaxing and interesting. A nice area for all ages to get out and about. Worth a visit, there are places to eat and drink.