A view of the new pedestrianised section at Orcombe Point at the end of Exmouth seafront. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref exe 0770-04-13SH To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on MyPhotos24.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Visitors have been enjoying the now-completed £400,000 upgrade to Exmouth’s Jurassic Coast gateway.
The two year project by Devon County Council includes improvements to the geoneedle, the Southwest coast path and Queens Drive.
The lower end of Queens Drive has been part-pedestrianised and transformed; the road has been shortened and the round-a-bout moved.
The site of the old round-a-bout now hosts a cluster of flag poles, and is set on a new patterned, coloured surface complete with seating, giving visitors more room to enjoy the scene.
Leading up to the Geoneedle, marking the area’s World Heritage Site status, a series of stone pavers, highlighting the areas geological history have been laid.
Stone trail markers have been laid on the South West Coast Path complete with QR codes that can be used through mobile phones for more information.
Five ‘Totems’; one in front of the cafe and one at the start of the upper footpath in Foxholes Car Park, one at the bottom and one on the platform of the zig-zag path and one at Devon Cliffs have been added.
And two new interpretation panels and two new wooden benches have been installed at the turns on the zig-zag path.