The Sea and the Beach!
They are different every day – and of course at Beach Cottage the Front beach changes before your very eyes.
The back beach, where the River Teign arrives at the sea, is a hub of activity. There are some great pubs offering food, drinks and frequent live music – a lovely place to watch the sun go down at any time of the year. There’s lots of river activity – boats large and small come and go – either with cargo for the port or to moor up on the visitor’s pontoon; local fishermen bring in their catch; anglers catch mackerel, bass, flounder and crabs! There are sailing classes, paddle boarders – lots to see at any time of day.
Take the passenger ferry over to Shaldon, explore the picturesque village before following the old Smuggler’s tunnel down to the isolated Ness Beach, otherwise accessible at high tide only by boat.
Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside!
There’s something for everyone on the promenade, except perhaps for the brass band: from the whiff of fish and chips to the seagulls, deckchairs and cockle shack. Add in the Pier, the award-winning Children’s Playground and Skate Park, the tennis courts, the Swimming Lido, the Den green and the crazy golf and you have almost every constituent part of a modern 21st century seaside resort with traditional Victorian heritage.
Sea Sports and Activities
Arts and Crafts
Teignmouth has a lively and passionate art scene with an ever-growing number of artists based in the local area. A community-run arts hub and gallery space provides a strong focal point and an ever-changing landscape of exhibitions. With numerous other galleries and ‘cutesy’ shops to discover and explore this is high up the list of reasons why we love Teignmouth so much.
Great coastal walking
Teignmouth is an ideal base for this in both directions. One of the most scenic railway lines in the country with lots of hop on/off points along the way runs between Teignmouth and Exeter. Combine this with short rail trips to Torquay and Totnes in the other direction and there really is no need to get back in the car during your stay.
The famous rock band Muse are from Teignmouth and as a result the town has a thriving music scene. A number of pubs have live music several nights a week. A well-curated and eclectic mix of film, comedy, theatre, dance and music takes place at the new Pavilions.
Aside from the arts and crafts in Teignmouth itself, Exeter is very close by and provides what we consider to be a superb shopping experience for all the family ... teenagers will love the quirky independent stores and trendy high street names such as Hollister, Weird Fish, Fatface, Superdry, Urban Outfitters... parents will love John Lewis, Cath Kidston, Joules, White Stuff, the list goes on, all within a compact pedestrianised city-centre. http://www.princesshay.co.uk/shops/
For those looking for something a little bit more alternative (think Greenwich village, eco and alternative living) then Totnes in the opposite direction is rather special and a must-do.
2018 EVENTS CALENDAR
Please Note: We cannot accept any responsibility for any event calendar errors. Dates and event details are subject to change and so please do confirm elsewhere before making plans on this basis.
Teignmouth Front Beach - the two webcams linked to here are from the National Coastwatch Station which is about 100m along the seafront from Beach Cottage. Teignmouth SeaFront webcams.
FOOD AND DRINK
Teignmouth itself has some great options. Here are some of our personal favourites, all within just a few minutes’ walk of Beach Cottage:
Teign Indian Cuisine (https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g635906-d6922707-Reviews-Teign_Indian_Cuisine-Teignmouth_Devon_England.html)
o American Smokehouse
The Bronx Bar & 'Cue (http://www.thebronx.co.uk/)
o Fish and Chips
Finn McCools (http://www.finnmccools.co.uk/)
o Something for everyone with a View - The View!
The sharing nachos are terrific value (http://www.theviewteignmouth.co.uk/)
From boat to table at The Crab Shack (http://www.crabshackonthebeach.co.uk/)
o Healthy Coffee and Cakeroom
GF, vegetarian and vegan meal options at Perrylicious (https://www.perryliciouscoffeeandcakerooms.co.uk/)
o Thai Street Food
Nik Nak Noodles on the Back Beach (limited opening hours -
We can recommend all of the following:
Eastcliff Café, Carole’s Cupcakes, The View, Oystercatchers, Beachcomber, The Bronx
For more general town information here are a few further links…
We do hope you enjoy your stay and we hope that you will want to return. If we can provide any further local knowledge to help you with your plans or activities then we will be delighted to help.
ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN
Check out our activity guide for children here
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