Travelling to Teignmouth

Located towards the eastern side of Devon, Teignmouth is one of the easier destinations in Devon to reach by car. The Motorway network extends down through Somerset to Exeter, some 15 – 20 miles from Teignmouth. From here, dual carriageway takes you to Newton Abbot, from where the final few picturesque miles are along the banks of the River Teign down to the town itself.

So it’s one of the easier destinations to reach by car and there are a number of car parks dotted around the town which usually have spaces.  Note that during the summer school holidays, this is not always the case, though, especially with the car parks nearest the beach such as The Point on the Strand which despite having over 300 spaces, is right on the beach and therefore very popular.  Because all the parking in the town is pay and display apart from a few short stay spaces, it is worth buying a unlimited pass for the duration of the stay which is currently (2011) around £20.

Teignmouth has a train station on Brunel’s Great Western line, with direct trains from Exeter, Bristol and further afield.  So leaving the car behind for a Teignmouth holiday is very possible, as the train has good connections around Devon for days out, such as Totnes, Torquay, Exeter and Plymouth.

Flight wise there is an airport in Exeter, which involves a bus or taxi into Exeter, then the same again out to Teignmouth.

Or for a more interesting trip, take the short foot passenger ferry over the River Teign estuary to Shaldon, a lovely preserved village on the opposite bank where a pub lunch or cream tea can be enjoyed while watching the varied river traffic.