Guest Blog Post - Teignbridge Tourist Information Centre

A day trip to Teignmouth - What a great idea, a visit to Teignmouth that lovely Devonshire town set on the coast with a lovely wide river sweeping round the Point into the blue Devon Sea.

The great thing about Teignmouth is getting there. Obviously the car is king with plenty of car parks, one indeed with the water lapping its walls. Coaches are very welcome with ample space for them at Eastcliff which has toilets to cater for the travellers. However the clever person who wants to avoid the summer rush will travel in using the train which places them right in the town centre. Teignmouth is on the main railway line and trains coming to the South West pass through a Brunel station, although not by Atmospheric propulsion as in the old Engineers day. Even the bus is good with up to three buses an hour from Exeter or Newton Abbot. While those persons staying in the Torbay area, are conveyed by an hourly service along the South Devon Coast through Shaldon and over the river Teign into the heart of Teignmouth. If you did want to walk to Teignmouth, the South West Coast Path runs from North to South through the town. Keen pedestrians may want to follow the Templer Way along the tidal Teign Estuary all the way from the heights of rugged Dartmoor in the wake of the clay barges of yesteryear.

You’re in Teignmouth now. Where to start your fabulous day. If it’s hot or dry and warm, head for the beaches. Not one or two but three sandy areas for you to enjoy yourself on. The main beach on the sea front has wide sandy stretches ideal for swimming and water sports and for extra comfort is patrolled by life guards in the summer. If you like messing about in boats or just watching the beach activity head to the Back or River beach. Here you will find the Shaldon Ferry plying its trade as it has for hundreds of years. See coasters arriving to unload at the small docks or watch out for the famous Teignmouth rowing boats. Boat trips are available in high season either self driven or piloted by a local seadog. While we are on the subject of dogs our faithful friends are allowed on the Point Beach all year round and on the Esplanade if they have their owner on a lead. Poop and scoop is the order of the day of course.

If the weathers dull never mind, there is the local Teign Heritage Centre which includes the Teignmouth and Shaldon museum packed full of interesting artefacts. The Pier is open giving traditional pleasure as it has done to many generations over the years. Entertainment is booming in Teignmouth with a brand new arts centre the Pavilions Teignmouth on the front which will show films, put on theatre production and feature performing arts of all types.

Don’t worry if you have forgotten the sandwiches, there are cafes, chip shops, bakeries and pubs catering for all tastes.

For the sporty type try the pitch and putt course over the river in Shaldon, popping into Shaldon Zoo with it’s small animals while you’re there. Adventure golf and tennis are available right next to the childrens super play area and purpose built skate park on the Den.

Well there is only so much you can see in a day and Teignmouth certainly provides an excellent destination for your exciting day out. Here’s a final idea, why not book a holiday for a few days or a week, you won’t be sorry.

This guest blog was written by Ian, from the Teignbridge Tourist Information Centres. The Staff at Newton Abbot and Dawlish Tourist Information Centres will be delighted to help you make the most of your time in our area providing helpful, friendly and professional advice.


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