Teignmouth Travel Guide

  • Pier Entrance
    Pier Entrance
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  • From the east.
    From the east.
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  • From the west.
    From the west.
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Teignmouth Things to Do

  • Pier

    3 out of 5 stars

    The Grand Pier here at Teignmouth is a classic example of the Victorian seaside ideal of things every resort should have - basically an amusement arcade on stilts. It was built between 1865 and 67 by the Teignmouth Pier Company which went bankrupt in 1870. The pier was bought by a Birmingham "shyster", Arthur Ryde Denby, who planned to move it to...

  • Boat Trips

    There are many different boats trips to choose from. They usually take place in what I call The Back Water, or The Ferry Beach. Boat trips include Mackerall fishing up the River, Deep sea fishing, & dolphin spotting. Babbacomb Bay & Anstys Cove is a must, usually sailing on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. Brixham is a good day out, here you can get...

  • Ship Inn

    Teignmouth has load's of pubs, pretty much one on every corner and a few in between. So far I've only managed to visit one of them, and The Ship was the one that my faithful "beer nose" selected. I wasn't disappointed at all. This manages to be tourist-friendly whilst still maintaining a good local feel. The beer's well-kept and relatively cheap -...


Teignmouth Restaurants

  • Beachcomber Cafe

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Along the seafront about 100 yards from Teignmouth Pier, is the Beach Comber restaurant. The cafe is near Teignmouth war memorial & is open from 10am-6pm seven days a week, & is great for families & single people alike. The menu is varied with special offers, which you can find on a huge black board on the wall inside the restaurant. There's...

  • Harbour Fish Bar

    As both a seaside resort and having its own fishing fleet the town's culinary speciality is fish'n chips. You'll find half-a-dozen or so shops (both take-away and eat-in) dotted around the centre and a couple more along the seafront. The Harbour Fish Bar (established 1989) is as good as any for a take-away. Service is quick and friendly and prices...

  • Old World cafe

    In The Triangle is Scots seafood Diner which is one of the last family old world cafe's. Prices are cheap with indoor & outdoor seating, here if you order a cream tea the scones r presented warmed up, unlike other cafe's.There are outside boards & upstairs seating, service is fast. You order at the counter & pay & u can actually see the food being...


Teignmouth Nightlife

  • Pleasure fair: Teignmouth Fair

    by Lifestyles Written Sep 2, 2003

    This comes for four days every August & usually ends with a firework display along the seafront. There are many stalls doing the usuel thing, but if you are a foreigner, I'll give you a brief decription here. They have the dodgems ride which seems to be quite popular with tourists, also there is a bow n arrow stall where you try to hit the target to win a stuffed toy, might as well hit the toy instead! The Halter-Skelter is good for children & the Hall of Mirrors, the ghost train which is about as frightening as watching paint dry, may amuse the faint hearted I doubt it.

    Dress Code: No skint people

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Teignmouth Transportation

  • Getting Around By Bus

    Whilst the town is small enough to be easily walkable to get out and about in the local area there's an excellent bus service, mostly provided by Stagecoach buses. The #2 runs between Exeter and Newton Abbot (pretty much following the same route as the railway) whilst the #32 is the local run-around. Bus stops are well signposted with routes and...

  • Getting There By Train

    Teignmouth is on the main railway line between London Paddington and Penzance and whilst not all high-speed services stop here there are regular trains in both directions with Exeter being about 20 minutes journey time and Plymouth 45.The station is located on the northern edge of the town centre and is about 5 minutes walk from the seafront. As...

  • Taxis in Teignmouth

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Teignmouth Shopping

  • Shopping in Teignmouth

    Teignmouth is quite interesting place to shop if you know where to go & what you are after. Here I have made a list of shops which are available in Teignmouth & what they specialise in; hope this helps. Please let me know if you would like more information.• Bitz (bargain shop which specialises in household good’s)• WH Smith’s• QS (ladies wear,...

  • Shopping in Teignmouth

    There r a numerouse amount of gifty shops in & around the town, so I will decribe some of them to you. On the corner of bank St is a shop called Teignmouth Gifts, here u will find postcards, ornaments & dingies hanging up outside. There is a shop over the road which sells golf umbrellas for £2.99 & witty signs like "sometimes I wake up grumpy,...

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Teignmouth Local Customs

  • Local Humour

    OK This is just an excuse to use the pic but it does illustrate the local sense of humour, especially given that the section of beach around this sign is a clutter of beached gigs and other light boats.

  • Commercial Fishing

    Teignmouth has a commercial fishing fleet of about 19 boats with the main catches being Bass, Sprats (in season - Oct to Dec), Anchovies and Mackerel.There are also extensive Oyster and Mussel beds in the estuary.At present most of the catches are landed at nearby Brixham which has better facilities, as well as a popular wholesale market (attended...

  • Pilot Gig Racing

    With its sheltered harbour leading out to the open seas of the English Channel Teignmouth is one of the south coast's centres for pilot gig racing.The pilot gig was the boat used to ferry the pilot out to sailing vessels as they approached harbour to guide them through the safe channels. The local pilots would compete to be first to reach the...


Teignmouth Warnings and Dangers

  • Watch Your Feet!

    Teignmouth's inner harbour, known as "The Salty", has its own little beach at low tide where you'll find the local small boats and pilot gigs moored. Because the harbour is tidal the craft are anchored to fixed chains which you need to keep an eye out for.This is especially true when you've got your camera - there you are looking for interesting...

  • Rough sea's along Dawlish to Teignmouth

    There’s a long stretch of wall from Dawlish to Teignmouth running along the seafront. Here is where the railway line runs before zooming through a very long tunnel. It’s also here that during wet & windy weather, trains hurtle under the waves at 90 miles per hour! Virgin had to stop at Dawlish because the sea was coming over the bridge, & hitting...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Teignmouth Tourist Traps

  • Piering off the beaten sandy path

    by Lifestyles Updated Sep 2, 2003

    Teignmouth Pier began life in 1865, & was completed in 1867 I bealive. Classed as a Victorian pier it was the haunt of many people, & still is right up to the 21st century. It was designed by J.W. Wilson, who ever that is. Steamers used to go from the pier offering daily excursion's, to Plymouth & even Waymouth.

    There are many up 2 date games on the pier, including many that are remnants from the sixtie's. There are a row of 1-armed bandits from the 50's, one of them must have dementia as it was still paying out money even thro I wasn't winning anything! There are rides outside for kiddies, althrough it can get a bit windy out thur at times. Coloured lights hang across the pier & there are still a few ride's I rode on when I was a nipper, still there including a little car which just goes back n forth. There are four pin ball machines, a small bowling ally, & power boats to play with. There is also a small cafe just in the entrance which does hot doughnuts. next door is a small shop which does beachgear including dingys, t-towels & postcards. you can also have your portrait done in a booth on the pier, & win tokons which get you prizes.

    Unique Suggestions: Have a go on the penny slot machine's. There are also tho's machines, that when you push in a copper coin, little levers push it against other coins, to make them (hopefully) fall out with others. Got a free win once when the whole lot fell down into the draw.

    Don't touch the grabbers, I won a tiger once & it's head fall off!

    Fun Alternatives: Check out the food bar, there are some tasty offers on. There is outdoor seating for all you chippie's, the other amusements archade is called The Purple Penny where you can play Pool and bingo.

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Teignmouth What to Pack

  • What to take to a seaside town

    by Lifestyles Updated Sep 2, 2003

    Luggage and bags: Travel lite if possible, suitcases with wheel's on are good, especially if you are coming on train into Bristol to change for Teignmouth. Bristol has lots of platforms, & is a nightmare if you don't know what train to catch next.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Pair of your best shorts
    coat for the chillier evenings, especially if you are going out on any of the boat trips
    Umbrella for both rain and sun
    Bum bag to hide valuables

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Towels are supplied at the Mellons, but bring one in case.
    Headache tablets
    soap (liquid if poss)

    Photo Equipment: Keep camera's away from the sand, as grit can completely ruin the mechanism.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Towel for the beach
    Sun tan oil (20 upwards)
    sun shelter, can be brought in gift shops

    Miscellaneous: Drink lots of liquids during the hotter weather. You can buy things in Teignmouth.

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Teignmouth Off The Beaten Path

  • Teignmouth back beach

    This is a lovely peachful bit of Teignmouth known as, the back beach. Why can't it have a name? Local historian Viv Wilson could be named after it, we have a road named after our local author.Anyway, this is a great place to watch boats, seagulls & other people's dogs. Catch the Sheldon ferry from here, or just watch the world go by. Lot's of boats...

  • Sheldon Village

    Trying to find info about a certain village to make sure my facts are right , is a herrendouse NIGHTMARE!Over the water is the town of Sheldon which is a must to visit. From £1.20, you can catch the world’s oldest ferry over the water, which takes you right up to the beach. There is a smugglers tunnel up the hill here, which takes you to another...

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Teignmouth Sports & Outdoors

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    Cycling in Teignmouth

    by LouiseTopp Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This shop is in the corner of Northumberland place just over the road from the Devon Arms. They deal with bikes & boats & do bicycle hire at £9.95 full day & £6.95 half day. Some of the bikes they have are:


    They have a workshop out the back which offers a full wheel building facility on the premise's.

    Equipment: No matter what the problem with your cycle, they can decipher it in our on-site workshop service. From a full overhaul to frame straightening, no job is too big or too small.
    They are one of only a handful of shops in the county to offer a wheel building facility on the premises. With work charged at a very competitive hourly rate, you are certain a cost successful repair.

    They carry a complete range of spares from leading manufacturers such as Shimano, Tioga & Campagnolo, and any parts we don't stock can usually be sourced within 24 hours.

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Teignmouth General

  • St James Church

    Walking the main road towards Shaldon Bridge from the railway station I caught a glimpse of what looked like a castle on a rise in the middle of a housing estate. I didn't think Teignmouth had a castle and so a bit of investigatory digression was required. It turns out that the building is in fact a church, dedicated to St James and that its...

  • Tourist Signage - Maps and Notices

    You need never get lost in Teignmouth, nor wonder what you are looking at. Teignmouth is emminently walkable and all around the town, and along the seafront, the local authority provides useful maps and information signs. The maps are accurate, easy to read and the signs informative, giving a bit of historical and local background (and even...

  • Backwater - Backbeach

    Around the back over looking the docks is a stretch of sandy beach known by me as "The backwater". This is where most people park thire boats for the night, & is also where people come to chill out the rest of the evening air. There are many houses along here which must be wonderful to live in, all of the walls are different colours like Ireland....


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