With its sandy beach, harbour and pier, Teignmouth remains an unspoilt seaside town.
Things to do
Take a stroll along the promenade. From the Lighthouse at the end of the Esplanade you can either walk away from the promenade, around the harbour for views of the Teign estuary and the busy working port, or along the sea front to Eastcliff, where there are excellent views of trains passing along the famous sea wall. If you’re feeling energetic continue along the sea wall past Spray Point and then to Holcombe, from where you can catch a service 2 bus back to Teignmouth.
Play on the Den. On the Den, behind the promenade, is a popular children’s play area, new adventure golf course and a multi-use games area.
Visit the Shaldon Wildlife Trust, which cares for some of the world’s most endangered species. Set on a hillside in woodland gardens, the Trust has a variety of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Bus 32T will take you from Teignmouth to Shaldon. There may also be a ferry link from Teignmouth to Shaldon in the summer of 2010.
Getting to Teignmouth
From Exeter, Dawlish and Newton Abbot, catch the 2. The 32T links Teignmouth with Babbacombe and Torquay. All the bus services stop in the town centre, which is a short walk from the Sea Front.
The Riviera Line train also links Exeter, Dawlish, Newton Abbot and Torbay to Teignmouth, with spectacular views along the way. The Railway Station is a short walk from the town and Sea Front.
If you are travelling from further afield, take the bus or train to Exeter, or Newton Abbot and then catch one of the services listed above.
Use our Interactive Bus Map