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Shaldon from Homeyards Botanical Gardens
  • Shaldon from Homeyards Botanical Gardens
  • Ness Beach, Shaldon
  • Ness Beach, Shaldon
  • Shaldon
  • Shaldon from Homeyards Botanical Gardens
  • Ness Cove Tunnel
  • Homeyards Botanical Gardens in Shaldon
  • View of Shaldon
  • View of Shaldon

Situated on the South Devon coast across the Teign estuary and opposite the town of Teignmouth, Shaldon is an unspoilt village with a thriving community. Many families in the village are still linked to the fishing industry and with a great range of local shops and attractions; it’s an ideal place for a relaxing holiday. Shaldon isn’t as commercial as many of the South Devon towns, but is perfect if you want to experience real Devon life firsthand.

Things to do in Shaldon

Explore Shaldon Beach, ideal for swimming, sailing, rowing, paddling and rock pool exploring, or the nearby Teignmouth Beach or Ness Cove beach, accessed via an original Smugglers tunnel. If you want to try out some water sports – head to Teignmouth and visit Sea Sports South West who offer kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, sailing and more.

If you want to explore the local area but don’t want to take the car, you can travel to Teignmouth on the oldest passenger ferry in England, where there are various cafés, restaurants and bars, as well as traditional seaside entertainment to enjoy.

Shaldon is on the South West Coast Path, and there is a spectacular walk from Shaldon to Labrador Bay with views across the coastline – on a clear day you can see Lyme Bay.  

To keep the kids entertained, try Shaldon Wildlife Trust zoo, Pitch and Putt, or take a trip up to Haldon Forest and Go Ape, or along to the English Riviera for Paignton Zoo, Living Coasts and Babbacombe Model Village.

Where to Stay in Shaldon

Teignmouth and Shaldon accommodation offers a mix of apartments, holiday cottages, B&B’s and holiday parks so you can find something to suit your requirements and budget. To find accommodation in Teignmouth and Shaldon click here.

Events in Shaldon

For a great party, Shaldon Water Carnival features what could be the oldest running regatta in the world. It’s a festival of watery fun and ideal for families – held on the first Saturday in August.

Shaldon Regatta is held every August with over 120 events for all the family – get involved in the water activities or just watch from the beach – either way you will love the festival atmosphere.

History of Shaldon

The original settlement was a little upstream, where the fertile valley was cultivated. Shaldon is built on reclaimed land from silt, and there is a retaining wall that prevents the sea from returning to the beaches. Gradually the inhabitants turned to fishing, although the village still has a very rural feel.



Parking & Transport

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Towns & Villages

  • Public toilets



Map & Directions

Road Directions

From the M5, continue onto the A380, then take the B3192 towards Teignmouth and follow signs for Teignmouth/Shaldon. 



Public Transport Directions

The nearest train station is Teignmouth which has main lines services to Exeter, London and Birmingham. Shaldon also has an hourly bus service.




What's Nearby

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  2. Shaldon Approach Golf

    Shaldon Approach Golf is an 18-hole course with hole distances of 60 - 120 yards (7 holes…

    0.42 miles away
  3. Teignmouth River Beach

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

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  4. Ness Cove Beach

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

    0.44 miles away
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  2. Broadmeadow Sports Centre

    Broadmeadow Sports Centre hosts a number of activities and facilities including:

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  3. Teignmouth Town Beach

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

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  4. Teign Heritage, Teignmouth and Shaldon Museum

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  5. Teignmouth Lido

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  6. Labrador Bay

    Labrador Bay ViewPoint is one of the most stunning coastal locations situated about 1.5…

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  7. Eastcliff Park

    Eastcliff Park is located to the north of Teignmouth town centre. This large open space…

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  8. Holcombe Beach

    Holcombe Beach

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  9. Coryton Cove Beach

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  11. Dawlish Town Beach

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  12. Dawlish Leisure Centre

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