The seafront and railway line at Dawlish Dawlish's famous black swans swim in the Brook in Dawlish Town Centre The Manor House The Bowling Green and Lawn, Dawlish Dawlish railway station The breakwater at Dawlish Boat Cove, Dawlish Beach huts on Dawlish promenade Cockwood harbour Dawlish Warren Views along the beach at Dawlish Warrne Dawlish Leisure Centre The Brook, Dawlish


The town councilís main purpose is local community leadership. The district and county councils frequently consult the town council on highways, use of public areas, environmental improvements and the provision or alteration of local facilities, as well as every planning application.The functions which are carried out by the Town Council are as follows:

The Manor House

The home of the town council is licensed for weddings and has a variety of rooms available for hire either long-term or weekly/daily/hourly.  Click here for more information about all kinds of celebrations.

Click here for more information about room hire, including office space.

There are all kinds of activities and classes available - click here for a complete list.


Dawlish relies on tourism and is known throughout the world as the home of the black swans, which have lived on the river in the town centre since the 19th century. The town council owns the swans and other ornamental waterfowl on The Brook and employs wardens to take care of them.


The town council office provides a wide range of advice and often helps people find the right organisation to deal with their issues. Citizens Advice and Assist Teignbridge are based in The Manor House. Click here for a list of links to their websites.


On behalf of the community the council seeks to influence other agencies in the use of their powers and resources. It also acts to improve co-ordination between agencies.


Dawlish Town Council accepts grant applications throughout the year. Click here for grant application forms