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With a classic crescent of Georgian buildings, Teignmouth is a real hidden gem on the South Devon coast – both an historic port and classic seaside resort. With all the traditional attractions of a coastal holiday destination you won’t need to venture far to find a promenade, Victorian pier, lido, shops and parks. There are two distinct sides to Teignmouth: the sea front and the harbour side and it’s this beautiful contrast that makes the town a must visit destination!
Within a short walk from the town centre, Dawlish Town Beach is ideal to escape the hustle and bustle of the town. Take a boat trip around the bay and spot the dolphins or see if you can catch a mackerel for tea off the breakwater. Or venture to the River Beach on the estuary side of town where this charming beach takes you back to days gone by. Local fishermen mend nets, sand eels are caught, boats bob up and down with the tide and children splash and play. Watch the sun set magnificently over the River Teign and just relax, enjoy and savor the view.
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Discover Teignmouth’s fascinating heritage at the Teign Heritage Centre
Teignmouth’s new landmark building offers a range of interesting exhibits in two wonderful new permanent galleries, great for both adults and children.
After a good day out exploring, recharge your batteries with freshly cooked, locally sourced food at the Beachcomber café. Try the famous breakfasts with award winning sausages, served all day, every day or choose from a range of main courses including sizzling fajitas, burgers, salads, baguettes and freshly made sandwiches. With a large takeaway menu and packed lunch boxes for hungry children you’ll be spoilt for choice. Relax in the outside seating area with a seafront location just yards from the beach and enjoy watching the world go by.
If your idea of a perfect holiday is a pristine seaside resort in the true Victorian tradition of railway, buckets and spades and a promenade, then Dawlish is the answer. The town is a unique take on the traditional beach holiday, with a real community feel and all the traditional excitement of the sand and the sea. The long sandy beach, provides the perfect way to spend a summer’s day swimming, exploring rock pools or boating and the town has plenty of interesting shops and a pleasant park where you can see the famous black swans of Dawlish glide sedately along the river. But be careful – they can get very greedy if you take a few crusts of bread along for them!
The combination of beaches, mudflats, freshwater pools, herb-rich grasslands, woodland and reed beds make Dawlish Warren a must visit destination for thousands of wildfowl and wading birds who use the mudflats to feed, overwinter and visit on migration. Even amateur birders are likely to spot a species that will make the trip worthwhile and if you’re lucky you may see a short-eared Owl, a flock of Brent Geese, or maybe a Cirl Bunting. Rarities recorded at the site include the Broad-billed Sandpiper and Stone Curlew. A bird hide gives excellent views particularly either side of high tide and with facilities nearby it’s a great place to see and listen to our two legged friends.
A family friendly café with an eco-conscious interior design, great views, plenty of outside and inside seating and electric car charging points for customers. For those arriving by bike, racks are provided and there’s plenty of outside space for relaxing. Enjoy quality, regional, seasonal produce that’s won and been shortlisted for numerous regional and national awards.
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