You’ll find Shaldon Beach right at the mouth of the River Teign, and it has great facilities and some of the most striking natural scenery you’ll see in Devon. The beach has everything you need to enjoy a day of doing nothing in particular on the sand (such as toilets, shops and cafes nearby) as well as the opportunity to have a go at all kinds of water sports.
The beach is a mixture of sand and shingle that slopes gently to the river estuary, and thanks to its sheltered position it’s a great one for a walk out of season as well as a popular spot during the summer period. There’s a car park, and if you want to pop across the water to Teignmouth you can take the oldest passenger ferry in the country.
The position of the sands means Shaldon Beach lends itself to some exciting pastimes as well as just enjoying the views, and they include fishing, canoeing, swimming and sailing. Just keep in mind that there is no lifeguard service at the beach.