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Teignmouth

Devon, TQ14 8BE

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View of Teignmouth
  • View of Teignmouth
  • Teignmouth Main Beach
  • Teignmouth Sea Front
  • The Den
  • Teignmouth Town Centre
  • Teignmouth Pier
  • Teignmouth back beach
  • Teignmouth Beach
  • Teignmouth Pier from Shaldon
  • Teignmouth Back Beach
  • The River Teign

Teignmouth is a stunning coastal town with historic Georgian buildings, long sandy beaches, and fresh local food.

The town sits on the edge of the mouth of River Teign and the South Devon coast – and is surrounded by lush Devon countryside, so you won’t find a more beautiful setting for a holiday.

Located on the main South West train line, Teignmouth is an easy journey from London, along the most spectacular coastal train route in the country. Dartmoor National Park, Exeter and Torquay are just a few miles from Teignmouth, making it an ideal central location to explore the rest of South Devon.

Things to do in Teignmouth

Teignmouth is the ideal family holiday destination – with a Victorian Pier, lido, play park, crazy golf and skate park all within easy reach of the beaches and town centre to keep the kids entertained.

Teignmouth beaches are great for family days out, Teignmouth Town beach is a long expanse of sand with the pier, arcades and promenade. Local watersports are also on offer if you want to try kayaking, coasteering or paddle boarding. Teignmouth River Beach is full of beautiful fishing boats and has a wonderful quaint village feel – perfect for coastal walks with the dog.

The town itself has beautiful Georgian buildings and a lovely high street for a bit of retail therapy. On the promenade, Teignmouth Pavilions hosts a regular cinema and child friendly events all year round.

Across the river is the quaint village of Shaldon which has beautiful views across to Teignmouth, and is home to the Ness and a smugglers tunnel cut through the South Devon cliffs.

Ideal for walking, Teignmouth is on the South West Coast Path, as well as 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 on Dartmoor, to the docks at Teignmouth. The walk follows the Stover Canal, and is one of many scenic footpaths covering South Devon.

Eating Out

With the sea and the River Teign, Teignmouth is gaining reputation as a gourmet destination. Most of the local seafood will have been caught that morning – you can watch the boats come in at the River Beach landing their catches before it goes to the local restaurants.

The Taste of the Teign food trail gives visitors the chance to visit and taste the towns gastronomic delights –world renowned mussel and oyster beds, picking fresh berries to make your own jams, visiting the country’s steepest vineyard, and microbreweries making craft beers and real ales.  

Top Events in Teignmouth

In March, the Classical Music Festival and the Poetry Festival host events, recitals and workshops around the town. The Folk Festival in June is one of the top festivals in the UK – a 3-day event where the town atmosphere is electric.

During the summer holidays there are carnivals and regattas in Teignmouth and Shaldon that the kids will love. In September there is the Taste of the Teign Food Festival, and in November, the town is alive with the local Jazz Festival.

History of Teignmouth

Teignmouth dates back to 1044, when the town was originally two separate villages. By the 1800s it was fashionable with tourists, and to this day remains a functioning harbour. If you want to explore the history of the area further, a visit to the Teign Heritage Centre is a must.

Visitor Information

There is a visitor information point located inside the Pavilions on the promenade.  

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What’s On in Teignmouth
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Facilities

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parks
  • Coach Parking
  • Parking for disabled visitors

Towns & Villages

  • ATM
  • Church
  • Information Centre
  • Public telephone
  • Public toilets
  • Supermarket
  • Taxi rank
  • Toilets for disabled visitors
  • Train station

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Exeter and the M5, take the A380 signposted Dawlish, then the B3192 towards Teignmouth/Dawlish.

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Public Transport Directions

Rail: Teignmouth is renowned for having one of the most scenic railway lines in the world, running just metres from the sea it is well worth making the trip by train. Teignmouth Train Station is on the main line to London Paddington

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Events

22nd June 2018 - 24th June 2018

HabbadamTeignmouth Folk FestivalFolk festival in Teignmouth with numerous acts over three days with a fantastic atmosphere.
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