Axmouth is an ancient village which lies in the East Devon AONB, forming the westernmost of the three coastal Trinity parishes. The Parish forms the eastern bank of the Axe Estuary, with Seaton on the western bank.
The former port, long since silted up, now lies approximately 1km from the sea, The narrow main street is lined by quaint cottages, fine houses from the 15th and 17th century and other listed buildings, including the Grade 1 listed St Michaels Church, strongly linked with St Peter & St Paul in Uplyme. The church has a fifteenth century tower and carved Norman door and pillars. Nearby is Bindon House, of Tudor origins, and the remains of a hill fort at Hawkesdown Hill has a commanding view over the village.
A remarkable early concrete bridge crosses the Axe, near Axmouth Harbour. Until the mid 1990’s this carried the main lower Axe river crossing.
The 2001 census recorded as population of 493. The village has no shop or school, but two popular pubs, the Harbour Inn near to Coronation Corner (a tight bend at the estuary edge) and The Ship a few hundred yards further inland.