Established in the seventh century, Axmouth is a beautiful village which was once a thriving and important south coast port. It now features some fine examples of 18th and 19th Century farmhouses and cottages.
The Axe Estuary is a favoured haunt for bird-watchers throughout the year,
and provides a well protected mooring for small boats. The river at high tide
also provides an excellent venue for windsurfing, and there are always fishing
opportunities in the river as well as at sea from Axmouth Harbour. The old
bridge over the Estuary is one of the oldest in the country constructed in
The Undercliff running from Axmouth Harbour to Lyme Regis is the site of a huge landslide which occurred on Christmas Day 1839. There is a walk which takes you through areas of the landslide with some amazing scenery. The ruins of a cottage which at one time stood at the top of the cliffs can still be seen.
In the village itself, the St. Michael's Church dates back to Norman times with more modern Victorian features. Vicars in the village can be traced back to the 13th Century.
The Axe Cliff Golf Club is situated on the Haven Cliffs overlooking Lyme Bay and Axmouth Harbour. It is also the starting or ending point for the walk along the Undercliff to Lyme Regis.