Teignmouth is a coastal town in South Devon. It is situated on the north bank of the estuary mouth of the River Teign in an area of the South Devon coast that is famed for its red sandstone cliffs. It has a population of approx 14,000.
In 1690, it was the last place in England to be invaded by a foreign power, when a contingent of the French fleet anchored of Torbay attacked the town. The town grew from a fishing port associated with the Newfoundland cod industry to a fashionable resort of some note in Georgian times, with further expansion after the opening of the South Devon Railway in 1846.
Today, its port still operates and the town remains a popular seaside holiday location.
- From the north there is the B3192 which is off the A380 (Telegraph Hill) which is a winding route going through the mostly forested areas. These are particularly colourful in the autumn.
- From the east the A370 from Exeter takes a longer and more scenic route along the Exe estuary going through Kenton, Starcross and Dawlish.
- From the west the A381, again off the A380, at Kingsteington has some panoramic views up the Teign Estuary towards Teignmouth.
- From the south the B3199 from Torquay via Shaldon (which is situated on the opposite bank of the Teign estuary overlooking Teignmouth).
By trainTeignmouth station is located near the centre of town on the line from London Paddington to Penzance in Cornwall. Alternatively it is on the Riviera Line serving Exeter, Starcross, Dawlish, Teignmouth, Newton Abbot, Torre, Torquay and Paignton.
Teignmouth station is served by Crosscountry and Great Western Railway trains. The journey from Exeter is famous for its beauty as it hugs the red sandstone cliffs with great views out to open sea. It is worth getting the train to Exeter just for the journey.
By planeTeignmouth is from Exeter Airport (EXT) which has scheduled flights to many destinations in the UK and Europe.
Most of Teignmouth can easily be reached by foot. Taxis can be found near the train station. Buses leave from the centre of town for Exeter, Torquay and Newton Abbot.
The beach and promenade stretch the entire length of the town and there is a Victorian pier and promenade.
There is a children's play area and mini golf on the grass area by the beach front called 'The Den'.
phone: +44 1626 777041address: 29 French St, TQ14 8STSmall museum showing history of Teignmouth and Shaldon.
phone: +44 1626 779251address: 4/5 Northumberland Place, TQ14 8DDCommunity Arts Centre with gallery showing local artists. Also workshops and courses available (booking required, fees variable).
The South West Coast Path, which passes through the town, is a great way to see the coast in this part of Devon.
phone: +44 1626 249049address: Den Crescent, TQ14 8BGSmall local theatre.
Teignmouth Lidophone: +44 1626 779063address: Eastcliff Walk, TQ14 8TAOutside heated swimming pool. Located at the seafront. Qualified lifeguards on duty at all times. Children under 4 go free. Reduced rates after 2PM.
phone: +44 1626 777070address: Haldon Moor, TQ14 9NY
- Fishing - There is some excellent sea fishing to be had from Teignmouth, indeed it is famed for its flounder fishing. There is also a chance of bass, mackerel and there is some good game fishing to be had with both salmon and seatrout running up the river Teign.
phone: +44 1626 773965address: Quay Rd, TQ14 8ER
FestivalsEvery summer Teignmouth hosts a folk festival, jazz festival and carnival.
phone: +44 1626 870000address: 15 Regent Street, TQ14 8SJCosy/elegant family-run Italian Restaurant.
phone: +44 1626 775321address: 3 Teign Street, TQ14 8EACourtyard garden.
Naz Indian Cuisinephone: +44 1626 774786address: 9 Somerset Place, TQ14 8ENExcellent Indian restaurant.
phone: +44 1626 879000address: 26 Regent Street, TQ14 8SJAward-winning cafe and bistro serving French and international cuisine.
phone: +44 1626 870490address: 6 Teign St, TQ14 8EAGood fish and chips cafe.
phone: +44 1626 776559address: 47 Teign Street, TQ14 8EIndian dishes. Vegitarian meals are available.
phone: +44 1626 777888address: 32 Regent St, TQ14 8SJCosy cafe with low prices
Finley Brown's Cafephone: +44 1626 776767address: Charlton Court 24 Bank Street, TQ14 8FNVegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals are available.
phone: +44 1626 773181address: 12 Station Road, TQ14 8PEMediterranean, greek cuisines, also serves vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals.
phone: +44 1626 772674address: Queen St, Back Beach, TQ14 8BYGood pub looking over the back beach. Outside seating. Great to see the sunset. Serves food.
phone: +44 1626 773961address: Hollands Rd, TQ14 8SR
phone: +44 1626 774597address: 10 Courtenay Place, TQ14 8AYHotel has 6 apartments that rated for 1-4 guests, including children over six. All has TV, private shower facilities and kitchen with fridge, cooker and microwave. Well behaved dogs are welcome in selected flats at no additional charge. Prices higher in the summer. Also you can use one parking spot and Wi-Fi.
phone: +44 1626 773460address: Mere Lane, TQ14 8TALicenced 3-star Georgian hotel located on the town's seafront. It has 10 rooms (single, double and family). Accommodations: parking, TV, tea and coffee maker, hair dryer, free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is included.
phone: +44 1626 774123address: 20 Dawlish Rd, TQ14 8BLThis hotel has single, club and family rooms. All Rooms are Non-smoking. Each of them has tea and coffee maker, hairdryer, dog beds, good lighting (additional lighting is available), talking clock, TV with audio description enabled, DVD and CD Player + library (music, audio books). Hotel accommodation: wake-up calls, daily housekeeping, free parking and Wi-Fi, indoor swimming pool and restaurant.
phone: +44 1626 774123address: 15 Powderham Terrace, TQ14 8BL17 bedrooms.
phone: +44 1626 772660address: Mere Lane, TQ14 8TAPenthouse apartments are located near seashore and has balcony with La Manche view, free Wi-Fi, 2 bathrooms, TV with good audio system, kitchen with facilities, underfloor heating.
- Dawlish is a town to the east of Teignmouth.