Looking for somewhere picturesque in the English Riviera that isn’t as crowded as places like Torquay and Paignton but still gives you a beautiful beach, puts you in close proximity to the region’s top attractions and has plenty of places to stay, eat and visit? You need to add Teignmouth to your list of destinations.
Located near Torquay and Dawlish, Teignmouth will bring about wonderful feelings of nostalgia – it looks very much like a traditional, British seaside resort. If you think that sounds a bit twee, it is also the hometown of the band Muse – so this is a town that has plenty of hidden layers. Not convinced, here are some reasons why you should definitely visit Teignmouth this year.
Teignmouth’s pier looks like something straight out of a Wes Anderson movie and has stood on the beach front since 1865. It’s been a popular spot since the Victorian era for families and that’s something that hasn’t changed – the pier has something for everyone and is full of attractions and amusement. You’ll even find ice cream for dogs and dairy free options!
Did you know Teignmouth has more than one beach to explore? Teignmouth Town Beach can be seen from the town centre and is perfect for a day out – there’s sand, the pier, a nearby playpark and parade. It’s a long beach that stretches for miles, giving you plenty of space and even in the summer when it's busy, it won’t feel like it. At this time of year, dogs are welcome to visit the town beach too, just make sure to keep an eye on the local signage for the dates that the restrictions come into place. If you want to bring your dogs outside of those times, visit the River Beach which is located on the estuary side of town and gives you wonderful views towards Dartmoor. This beach is open to dogs all year round and is surrounded by lots of facilities, so is just as popular as the town beach.
The high street
Teignmouth has a very cute little high street with a really lovely indie spirit. From cosy cafes to jewellers, craft stores and more, Teignmouth is a great place for finding unique gifts and eating cake with a towering milkshake or warming coffee.
Teignmouth is a traditional looking town with some very picturesque pastel houses, there’s a green with a nostalgic looking play park and crazy golf and even a lido! The lido is of course not open in the winter months and had to close due to a leak last year, you’ll just have to come back in the summer!
It has a train station!
Yep, leave the car at home and enjoy one of the most scenic train rides in the UK. Teignmouth station is on the mainline rail network and also makes it easy to explore the nearby towns of Dawlish, Torquay, Paignton and Newton Abbot among others!
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