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Atttractions and Things To Do in Teignmouth

With a classic crescent of Georgian buildings, Teignmouth is a real hidden gem on the South Devon coast – both an historic port and classic seaside resort. With all the traditional attractions of a coastal holiday destination you won’t need to venture far to find a promenade, Victorian pier, a lido, shops and parks.

There are two distinct sides to Teignmouth – the sea front and the harbour side. It’s this beautiful contrast and the fact that everything is within easy reach that makes the town so special.


Records of Teignmouth date back to 1044, when the town was originally two separate villages. By the 14th century Teignmouth was a significant port, and as a consequence was subject to various attacks. By the 1800s Teignmouth was becoming fashionable for visitors, and to this day the town remains a functioning harbour, sitting comfortably as a town for tourists as well as trade.

Things to do

You can literally just wander around and discover a range of things to do in Teignmouth, including discovering the history of the resort at the Teign Heritage Centre. The beaches are ideal for kids who want to go paddling. Further afield there are some scenic footpaths that will take you all the way to Dartmoor if you want to push yourself physically.

Something a little different

Teignmouth’s Grand Pier is a magnificent Victorian structure and compliments the town with fine views across the bay. Situated in the middle of the sea front, it offers you all the traditional attractions and entertainment in the Great British spirit of the seaside.

What's Nearby

  1. Teignmouth Town Beach

    A long sandy beach from the mouth of the River Teign east towards Dawlish. Free summer...

    0.06 miles away
  2. Teignmouth River Beach

    Located on the estuary side of town, this charming beach takes you back to days gone by. Local...

    0.21 miles away
  3. Shaldon Beach

    A mix of shingle and sand, the beach gently shelves towards the estuary mouth with views over...

    0.6 miles away
  1. Ness Cove Beach

    Ness Cove at Shaldon nestles in between magnificent red cliffs and is accessed via an original...

    0.73 miles away
  2. Holcombe Beach

    A small cove situated at the base of the cliffs between Teignmouth and Dawlish. A small isolated...

    1.66 miles away
  3. Little Haldon Heaths

    Situated to the north of the Teign Estuary, Little Haldon is particularly important for its large...

    2.12 miles away
  4. Coryton Cove Beach

    Rock pools to explore, occasional sightings of dolphins, brightly coloured painted beach huts,...

    2.32 miles away
  5. Dawlish Town Beach

    Within a short walk from the town centre, Dawlish Town Beach is ideal to escape the hustle and...

    2.81 miles away
  6. Dawlish Warren Tourism Group

    The family beach resort with shops, amusements, go-karts, adventure golf, pubs and accommodation. A...

    4.23 miles away
  7. Oddicombe Beach Torquay

    This is a great beach for all ages! Sand castles and paddling for the young and a wide variety of...

    4.26 miles away
  8. Dawlish Warren Beach - Nature & Wildlife Reserve

    Dawlish Warren's most valuable ecological asset appears outside of the summer months - the descent...

    4.52 miles away
  9. Dawlish Warren Beach

    Dawlish Warren prides itself on being one of South Devon's top family beaches. Distinctive sand...

    4.52 miles away
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