This is an interesting one, the friendly little service that connects Teignmouth and Shaldon in South Devon is the oldest passenger ferry in the country. It’s one of those ferries with an ‘everyone’s welcome’ feel to it, so feel free to pile aboard with your dog, your bike and even pushchairs as long as you can get them down to the shore to the landing area.
You won’t be aboard for long as you make your journey across the water, but while you do have a think back to the 10th century when the first passengers travelled across in exactly the same way. If you’re walking the South West Coast Path in the area you’ll find the ferry a handy connection to the other side of the water where you can pick up the rest of the trail, and if you’re staying in one of the resorts you’ll be able to pop across for a change of scene with ease.
The ferry service runs throughout the year (except for Christmas Day and in stormy weather), and they’re as often as every two minutes during the busiest times of the year. This is a great experience and at just £1.50 per adult and 90pence per child (all tickets are single) it’s a bargain.