Teignmouth Coast Guide 

Teignmouth lies at the mouth of the River Teign, from where its name is derived and is part old port and part modern seaside resort. It is a very popular destination for visitors as it has all of the attributes needed for an excellent seaside holiday - clean water, good beaches and a pleasant lively town.

                                                                  Teignmouth from the south west coast path

For details of  Teignmouth Hotels and Holidays, Guest Houses  Cottages  and to visit Attractions.  Go to Teignmouth Hotels Guest Houses and Cottages

As with the town of Dawlish just up the coast, Teignmouth is part Georgian and part Victorian in origin. There is a sweeping Georgian crescent on the seafront and the pier was built in the Victorian era. The focus of the town is on the port which is the base for many vessels including freighters and fishing boats as well as recreational yachts and sailing boats. there are also magnificent lawns and flower beds along the sea front. 



Teignmouth PierThe beach area is sandy with some shingle and is good for swimming and other beach activities. On either side of the town red sandstone cliffs rise out of the sea making for spectacular views. The headland in the photo above marks the entrance to the mouth of the River Teign and the harbour area. On the opposite bank of the river lies Shaldon which may be reached by a road bridge. Shaldon is rather quaint with a village green and twisting streets plus excellent pubs, of course!






Excellent beaches and clear blue seas - yippee!

      Teignmouth - Shaldon      Teignmouth - River Teign     Teignmouth Beach

                      View of Shaldon                                                      Mouth of the River Teign                                        Teignmouth sea front


What to see in Teignmouth

Riviera Cruises - Boat trips around the bay. Tel: 01626 774868

Teignmouth and Shaldon Museum - history of the town and exhibits on shipwrecks and Brunel's atmospheric railway. 

Teignmouth Tourist Information Centre - The Den,  Sea Front Teignmouth Devon TQ14 8BE Tel: 01626 215666



Newton Abbot - historic market town.

For more information about tourist attractions see Teignmouth  

Map of Teignmouth

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There is a wide selection of activities that can be found on our coastline - these range from a gentle stroll to the next bay, to swimming and snorkelling, to more energetic activities such as sailing, surfing, windsurfing and kite sailing. See Activities section.


Attractions - see listings pages

national lobster hatchery padstowA huge selection of attractions are available within the coastal area and this section will have details of many of them. From piers and harbours to fun fairs and roller coasters, the listings will have details of what's available in your chosen area. For details of attractions look in the resort pages. 

 The National Lobster Hatchery - Padstow

Beach PubPubs, restaurants and shopping guide

The listings section will also have details of pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and shops available in the locality. Restaurants and shops coming soon.....

                                                                                                                                            The Beach Pub - Exmouth


We will bring you feature  articles  about the coastline and  news items about life in the coastal area. contributions to this section are welcome.

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