Teignmouth is a good place to be; definitely on the up, this South Devon coastal town sits at the mouth of the River Teign (ah, so that’s how it got its name) across the estuary from Shaldon. That mix of charm and soul, and the sea air – it’s wonderful; go and browse the lively high street with mostly independent shops and eateries, stroll along the promenade backed with attractive Georgian buildings, hang out at the harbour and watch the world go by, discover the vibrant arts quarter and of course, go play on the beach.
The Town Beach, with its Victorian pier and amusements, is good for watersports, but for a more villagey kind of feel go to Teignmouth River Beach. If you’ve got your boots with you, hike up over the clifftop on the South West Coast Path, otherwise take a leisurely boat trip out on the waters or pull up a few chairs at one of the local cafes and just soak up that relaxed maritime vibe. The Owl & The Pussycat is very good, and highly recommended are The Crab Shack on the Beach down by the seafront, and for fantastic estuary views, The Ship Inn.
All information correct at the time of writing
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