Sidmouth has a maritime history, from a traditional small fishing fleet to notable personalities such as Commander John Carslake who served as a midshipman on Nelson's flagship. "HMS Victory" at the "Battle of Trafalgar"
In the 1800's there were plans for a "Sidmouth Harbour" and work started laying the railway track to transport the building stone to the Harbour location. The building work was abandoned some years later.Now in 2007 proposals have been submitted for The "Port Royal Marina" Sidmouth Devon.
Re-generation of "Port Royal" end of Sidmouth Esplanade Increase tourism with the Mooring Berths for Boat Owners & Hirers. Civic Amenity Building Launch facility for Sidmouth Lifeboat.
Escaping the rat race may just be a dream for millions.Most people are quite specific about what they want.A 4 bedroom country cottage in the South West emeges as the favourite prospect in a recent survey.One in four owners are unhappy living in their current home,and that Devon and Cornwall are the most coveted destinations with Dorset and Somerset running third and fourth.
The South West is now the third most expensive part of England and Wales to purchase a home.