Guest Blog Post - Teignbridge Council 

Teignmouth is a real hidden gem on the South Devon coast a classic seaside resort. With all the traditional attractions of a coastal holiday destination, the level promenade with an enclosed skateboard area, Victorian pier, lido, individual shops and parks, including an outstanding children’s play park situated on the Den. The Den is a large open green space adjacent to the sea front, where you can picnic, enjoy a game of tennis or have some family fun on the adventure golf course.

There are two distinct sides to Teignmouth, the sea front and the river beach. It’s this beautiful contrast and the fact that everything is within easy reach that makes the town so special. The picturesque village of Shaldon can be reached by taking a trip on Britain's oldest passenger ferry from the river beach at Teignmouth across the estuary, which runs all year round, or you can walk across Shaldon Bridge taking you over the River Teign. Shaldon Zoo is a true delight to visit; it is home to a unique collection of smaller endangered species, many of which are not found in the larger zoos.

The Great Outdoors

Walk part of the South West Coast Path either towards Dawlish or over the bridge to Shaldon where you can hike over The Ness and take in the views of the bay or venture down Smugglers Tunnel to Ness Cove. You could play a round of golf on Shaldon Approach Golf Course whilst you’re there.

If you want to push yourself, walk the 18 mile Templer Way, partly along the Teign Estuary all the way to Dartmoor!

There are some fantastic open spaces for taking a more leisurely stroll. Explore around Eastcliff Park with its walled garden, meadowlands and The Dell. Walk through the meadowlands of the Coombe Valley or along Postman’s Path through Little Haldon.

Let Us Entertain You!

Visit our new arts and entertainment venue Pavilions Teignmouth on the Den, where you can see live entertainment, films and exhibitions. Try some local seafood from menus throughout the Teignmouth and Shaldon area River Teign mussels, crab and line caught sea bass are on offer. Dining experiences range from traditional Devon cream teas, delicious fish & chips through to contemporary cuisine in local restaurants, pubs and cafes.

You can enjoy a variety of live music in the local pubs whilst sampling some locally brewed ale. Join in the fun of the many annual music events from Jazz and Blues to Folk and Rock.

While You are Here….

Discover the fascinating history of Teignmouth at the Teign Heritage Centre (seasonal opening).

Our beaches are ideal for children who want to go paddling or try crabbing. Fish for your supper on one of our local fishing trips, or take a trip around the bay. A wide range of water sports can be enjoyed with equipment available to hire.

The famous scenic railway, as seen on the TV programme ‘Coast’, part of the main line, runs through Teignmouth along the coast under the distinctive red cliffs following the shore line and cutting through a series of dramatic tunnels and coves.

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