Teignmouth is a picturesque seaside town filled with elegant Georgian architecture. Set at the mouth of the River Teign, it combines family-friendly fun with beautiful scenery. Relax on long sandy beaches, cast a line off the wooden pier and hike on breezy coastal trails.
Things to do in TeignmouthStroll down to Teignmouth Town Beach to swim, sunbathe and soak in the holiday atmosphere. A historic wooden pier stretches into the English Channel and lends a dash of nostalgia to the beach. Teignmouth River Beach is calm and sheltered, with beautiful views over the estuary and Dartmoor National Park.
The Teignmouth & Shaldon Museum occupies a sleek modern building and features exhibits on the unique history of the twin towns. Highlights include cannons salvaged from a centuries-old shipwreck and a vintage Punch 'n' Judy puppet stage.
The South West Coastal Path passes through Teignmouth and offers spectacular views. Teignmouth is also the eastern terminus of the Templer Way, a 30-kilometre inland walking trail that takes you past meadows, woodlands and windswept moors.
Seafood is a staple in Teignmouth and is served at most restaurants. Whether you walk down to the beach with a parcel of fish and chips or splurge at a fine-dining restaurant, Teignmouth offers options for every occasion. Get up early to watch local fishing boats unload their catches at Teignmouth River Beach.
Boutique vineyards dot the lush countryside surrounding Teignmouth. The best vineyards feature on-site restaurants where you can enjoy lunch with a view. If you prefer beer, you’ll find excellent microbreweries within a stone’s throw of Teignmouth.