There are two sides of Teignmouth, the holiday side with the beaches, promenade and
pier, and the riverside with its working port. Teignmouth is one of Devon's oldest
seaside resorts and retains much of the quaint charm and homely atmosphere which
has drawn generations of visitors looking for the traditional activities found beside
the sea. There is a long sandy beach and bathing, other than in the estuary, is among
the safest in the West Country. There are plenty of other activities to be found
that will suit all ages, including novelty golf, model boats, rides, and of course,
the famous pier.
Originally built for Victorian tourists, who enjoyed promenading its 700-foot length,
Teignmouth Grand Pier has been welcoming visitors for 130 years. Now slightly shorter
after the landing jetty was removed, the pier remains an enduring symbol of the traditional
seaside resort. Stretching out into the clear blue waters of the bay it provides
a unique style of fun and entertainment to around 290,000 visitors every year.
Teignmouth is famous for its floral attractions, which have won numerous accolades.
Gardeners and flower lovers are always thrilled by the beautiful displays along the
promenade and in the Den - a six-acre public garden with plenty of places for relaxation
and quiet contemplation.
Just a short passenger ferry ride across the river Teign is village of Shaldon. Here
a short climb to the Ness, a tree topped cliff overlooking the mouth of the river
will be rewarded by a magnificent view. An attractive village, Shaldon has retained
much of its old world charm and there is a good range of local shops.