With a classic crescent of Georgian buildings, promenade and long sandy beach Teignmouth is a real hidden gem on the South Devon coast and is both a historic port and classic seaside holiday resort. With traditional seaside holiday attractions all around you won’t need to venture far to keep everyone entertained.
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 with visitors, and to this day it remains a functioning harbour and sits comfortably as a town for tourists as well as trade. If you want to explore the history of the area further, a visit to the Teign Heritage Centre is a most.
Things to do
With a long promenade, Victorian pier, lido, play park, crazy golf and skate park all within easy reach of the beaches and town centre, Teignmouth provides the ideal holiday destination for the whole family.
Teignmouth has two beaches, the Town Beach which offers a long expanse of sand, a pier and promenade, and the River Beach where you’ll find trawlermen coming and going and dogs are welcome all year round. Both beaches are ideal for kids who want to go paddling. The town centre offers a range of cafes, fish and chip shops and restaurants all offering the ideal place to end an exhausting day on the beach.
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 of a Great British seaside holiday.
Something a little different
Teignmouth sits at the end of the Templer Way. An 18 mile walking trail which traces the historic line of granite being taken from the quarries at Haytor to the docks at Teignmouth.
The walk follows the Stover Canal, where possible, and is one of many scenic footpaths covering South Devon.