Teignmouth is situated on the South coast of Devon, unsurprisingly at the mouth of the River Teign, about six miles east of Newton Abbot.
Teignmouth is many people's idea of the quintessential English seaside resort. The long stretch of red Devon sand runs from the ferry terminal at 'The Point' north east to the end of the sea wall near Holcombe - a distance of about two miles.
Access is easy from Teignmouth Sea Front. Toilets are located near the pier. Car parks are sited behind Teignmouth beach, as well as road parking along the Teignmouth sea front.
A seasonal dog ban operates south of the pier with dogs not permitted between 1st May and 30th September. North of the pier however, dogs are allowed all year round.
All the usual facilities are to be found in Teignmouth. Facilities include a long promenade, a pier dating from Victorian times (opened 1867), a theatre and a play area. Boat trips up the estuary of the River Teign are a welcome diversion and the Georgian architecture of the town has much to please the eye.
Teignmouth also has the distinction of being Devon's second oldest holiday resort, after Exmouth. It has evolved over the years from fishing port, through industrial port exporting granite and ball clay from the hinterland, to a modern seaside resort offering a wide range of activities including sailing, windsurfing and more.
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Dogs on some parts of beach
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Lifeguard in summer
OS Explorer Map 110: Torquay & Dawlish
This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
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