Shaldon and the local area
Welcome to the picturesque seaside village of Shaldon! Situated at the mouth of the River Teign. A memorable stopover on the South West Coast Path.
This small fishing village has two beaches and a lovely village green providing a most attractive setting for your holiday.
A generous selection of cosy pubs, cafes, and restaurants to choose from along with an award winning butcher, bakery, chemist, Post Office, delicatessens and shops.
Among the many things to do and see are:-
- "1785 Day" from May until September on every Wednesday, the villagers dress in georgian costume and there are many special attractions on the village green, with free entertainment in the evenings.
- 18 Hole Approach Golf Course.
- Botanical Gardens
- Shaldon Wildlife Trust - Endangered primates, exotic birds, small mammals & nocturnal house.
- Shaldon Water Carnival with its Parade or Dressed Boats and Shaldon Regatta (August).
- Enjoy the sandy estuary beach or go through the Smugglers tunnel to Ness Cove Beach, a larger and sandy beach. With the completion of a multi-million pound South West Water "Clean Sweep" scheme, we can boast of some of the cleanest beaches in the South West.
- Take the passenger ferry to Teignmouth (a few minutes).
- Or, just potter about and enjoy the atmosphere of this charming village. There is a good selection of village shops, restaurants & pubs.
- For a change of scene, Torquay is about 8 miles, Exeter and Dartmoor National Park about 16 miles and many other delightful places are within easy reach.
Reputed to be one of Devon's oldest seaside resorts, with a long history of fishing and boat building. Teignmouth boasts a long sandy beach, safe and ideal for family holidays, as well as a fascinating harbour beach where there is always something to see and to do. From this beach, there are boat and fishing trips in abundance and the passenger ferry leaves for Shaldon on the other side of the estuary, just a short distance from our places to stay near Teignmouth.
- The pier and fine promenade offer a variety of activities for all ages, from the bowling green and tennis courts to an open air lido and plenty of children's favourite pastimes.
- Sailing, windsurfing, paragliding and sub-aqua pursuits are all part of the beach scene.
- One of the best golf courses in Devon, just 2 miles from the beach, 800 feet above sea level, offers panoramic views of the coast and Dartmoor.
- There are plenty of shops and restaurants catering for all requirements with a cinema and theatre offering evening entertainment throughout the holiday season.
- Teignmouth is a town for all ages and tastes with something for everyone to enjoy
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