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{"LocationDetails":{"Id":86,"Name":"Teignmouth \u0026 Shaldon","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to self-catering Teignmouth \u0026amp; Shaldon holidays\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eTeignmouth graces the north banks of the River Teign and has remained a favourite South Devon resort since the Victorian era. With timeless charm and sparkling coastal scenery, Teignmouth and Shaldon are an ideal base for those on family getaways in this pretty part of South Devon.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eTeignmouth is perfectly positioned on the coast of South Devon, not only does it provide plenty of seaside pursuits such as fishing, beaches and amusements, but it is also a great base from which to explore the surrounding area. With Torquay and Paignton along the coast in one direction, and the city of Exeter just a short train journey in the other, there is plenty of opportunity to discover Devon.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eThings to do in Teignmouth \u0026amp; Shaldon\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe\u0026rsquo;re very fond of Teignmouth \u0026amp; Shaldon so we know the best things to do in the area. If you want to fill your itinerary, here\u0026rsquo;s a few of our suggestions. What visit to a seaside town isn\u0026rsquo;t complete without a trip to the beach? Teignmouth Main Beach is the most popular beach in town and it\u0026rsquo;s easy to see why. The crazy golf course and traditional pier are on hand to keep the kids entertained while pleasure boat cruises and deck chairs will help to keep the adults busy. Other beaches in the area include Shaldon Beach and River Beach. Shaldon Beach boasts exquisite natural scenery that will wow any onlooker. There\u0026rsquo;s also water sports like fishing and sailing to try. If you prefer a bit of peace and quiet, River Beach is the one for you. Relax by their stunning coastal views or take a beach stroll as you relish in the beautiful English weather.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re ready for a day of exploration, head to Ness Cove. Follow the secret tunnel from Shaldon Car Park and you\u0026rsquo;ll discover this beautiful, tranquil beach that is a hidden gem in South Devon. If you fancy popping across to Teignmouth, you can catch the ferry across from here. While the beach isn\u0026rsquo;t accessible for wheelchair users due to the steps leading onto the beach, dog walkers are more than welcome.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eTeignmouth \u0026amp; Shaldon Attractions\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are plenty of attractions in Teignmouth \u0026amp; Shaldon. Whether you\u0026rsquo;re a couple or a family, you\u0026rsquo;ll be sure to find something to keep you occupied. Teignmouth Pier is one of the best places to visit. With children\u0026rsquo;s rides, amusements and a go-cart track, you\u0026rsquo;ll find plenty of fun and games. You can also stop by the beach if you want to enjoy some summer sunshine. If that doesn\u0026rsquo;t tickle your fancy, then why not visit Shaldon Zoo. Let\u0026rsquo;s face it, most of us are animal lovers and getting up close and personal is a great way to spend your holiday. Home to several endangered species, spy the monkeys, owls and tortoises in their pretty woodland home alongside many other animals that make this visit truly magical.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor some local history, the Teignmouth \u0026amp; Shaldon Museum will be right up your street. Located in a converted 18\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century house, get an insight into the areas maritime history as well as an understanding of the town and residents.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eRestaurants in Teignmouth \u0026amp; Shaldon\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are few restaurants that can make your mouth water more than The Ness. You only have to mention the name to locals and their eyes light up. This local bar and restaurant boasts spectacular sea views all the way to Dawlish as well as being close to Shaldon Beach. Serving stunning sea food alongside a menu to suit all ages and tastes, you\u0026rsquo;ll find the restaurants character as enchanting as its food. Booths are made from upturned boats while the nautical interior is a natural fit for the outdoor setting.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor a tasty seafood snack by the beach, Crab Shack on the Beach is a must visit. With their own fishing boasts to catch fresh seafood, the staff ensure that only the finest meat is served daily. Even if you don\u0026rsquo;t enjoy seafood, there\u0026rsquo;s a meat and vegetarian option so no-one goes hungry. If that doesn\u0026rsquo;t tickle your taste buds, grab some traditional pub food at The Coombe Cellars. Enjoy a meal on the patio or relax indoors and be tempted by the fine wine and ale.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"teignmouth-shaldon","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/03/1364559922.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Crab Shack on the Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eIf you think crab always tastes better by the sea then you can\u0026rsquo;t get much more delicious that the fresh catches served up right beside Teignmouth Beach in Crab Shack. Imagine gazing out to sea while you enjoy the finest fresh seafood and expertly prepared crab...that\u0026rsquo;s all you need to do at this crab lovers\u0026rsquo; Heaven.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBetter yet, the restaurant has its own fishing boats, and the crabbing crew work hard with Josh the Head Chef to make sure only the finest catches reach the plates. The menu varies according to the catch of the day, sp half of the excitement is seeing what\u0026rsquo;s on offer when you get there. Don\u0026rsquo;t worry if one of your party isn\u0026rsquo;t too keen on crab or the joys of fish, there\u0026rsquo;s always a vegetarian and a meat option so nobody goes hungry.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eCrab Shack use environmentally friendly methods to catch the strongest crab and lobster, and all by-catches are released live to see another day. The boats used have water pools at the centre, so that the catch is kept alive for as long as possible and customers enjoy that unbeatable fresh flavour. Find Crab Shack on Teignmouth\u0026rsquo;s Back Beach and feel free to book in advance.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.5443,"LocationLongitude":-3.49829,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/04/crab shack.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/teignmouth-shaldon/crab-shack-on-the-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/04/crab shack.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Ness Cove","Body":"\u003cp\u003eNess Cove is a hidden secret of a beach on the south Devon coast. Park at Shaldon Car Park and follow the tunnel that leads from it, you\u0026rsquo;ll come out at a quiet beach that\u0026rsquo;s dog friendly all year round. The tunnel may seem like a handy way to access the beach, but it\u0026rsquo;s actually an original smuggler\u0026rsquo;s tunnel once used to sneak contraband from boats in the dead of night...\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt\u0026rsquo;s worth noting that steps lead down to the beach from the end of the tunnel, so access for wheelchair users isn\u0026rsquo;t possible. There are facilities back at the car park, and there are two car parks to choose from if it\u0026rsquo;s busy. Ness Cove is a great beach to visit if you prefer to wander along the shore with your dog than lie back on the sand (or in this case shingle) and it\u0026rsquo;s usually fairly quiet.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eNess Cliff provides a welcome shelter for the beach, and if you fancy popping to Teignmouth for a potter about you can catch the ferry across. Dogs are welcome aboard free of charge, and it\u0026rsquo;s \u0026pound;1.50 for an adult foot passenger. The service operates the whole year round (weather permitting), and it happily takes bikes and pushchairs too. Ness Cove is the kind of beach that has dog owners returning again and again, as it\u0026rsquo;s tucked just out of the way enough to feel like it\u0026rsquo;s a hidden treasure. It\u0026rsquo;s particularly handy during the summer when many of the area\u0026rsquo;s beaches enforce their dog bans.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5359,"LocationLongitude":-3.49857,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/1368183235.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/teignmouth-shaldon/ness-cove","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/1368183235.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Shaldon Zoo","Body":"\u003cp\u003ePerched high above the sea in the South Devon countryside you\u0026rsquo;ll find Shaldon Wildlife Trust, home to some of the world\u0026rsquo;s most endangered animals. Drop in and say hello to the cheeky monkeys and rare species that call this pretty acre of woodland home, and learn more about conservation and how we can help.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eShaldon Wildlife Trust is home to all kinds of monkeys, lemurs, owls, tortoises and many more animals \u0026ndash; and its small size makes it perfect for those with small children. The attraction is open every day of the year except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eA visit to Shaldon Wildlife Trust is a great opportunity to explore nearby Ness Cove, one of the prettiest stretches of beach on the South Devon coast. Better yet, you\u0026rsquo;ll have to walk through a genuine smuggler\u0026rsquo;s tunnel to reach it so it\u0026rsquo;s an experience as much as a visit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe tunnel is just to the right of the zoo, and you\u0026rsquo;ll have plenty of time to do both in one day. If you leave the zoo and head straight down the hill you\u0026rsquo;ll come to Shaldon Beach, another picturesque spot \u0026ndash; and it\u0026rsquo;s lined with cafes and pubs where you can enjoy something to eat while you admire the views.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5369,"LocationLongitude":-3.49974,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/06/monkey.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/teignmouth-shaldon/shaldon-zoo","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/06/monkey.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"River Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eRiver Beach is found on the estuary side of Teignmouth, and is a beautifully nostalgic Teignmouth beach. River Beach is a little way out of town, but this makes it one of the most peaceful beaches in Teignmouth, and a great place to relax, walk or just admire its views.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach\u0026rsquo;s estuary views are spectacular and stretch as far as Dartmoor on a clear day \u0026ndash; so do take your camera if you visit this breathtaking Teignmouth beach. River Beach allows dogs throughout the year, and it has its own toilets, refreshments and parking. A ferry to Shaldon also operates from River Beach, so it\u0026rsquo;s a great base for a day trip.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5436,"LocationLongitude":-3.49843,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/104/2013/08/torridge estuary sunset1.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/teignmouth-shaldon/river-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/104/2013/08/torridge estuary sunset1.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Shaldon Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;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\u0026rsquo;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.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach is a mixture of sand and shingle that slopes gently to the river estuary, and thanks to its sheltered position it\u0026rsquo;s a great one for a walk out of season as well as a popular spot during the summer period. There\u0026rsquo;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.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe 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.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5403,"LocationLongitude":-3.50317,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2014/06/178492516.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/teignmouth-shaldon/shaldon-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2014/06/178492516.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Teignmouth Main Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eTeignmouth Town beach is the most central Teignmouth beach, and by far the most popular. Running from the River Teign\u0026rsquo;s mouth all the way to Dawlish, this lengthy stretch of sand is a favourite with those on Teignmouth beach holidays, and it\u0026rsquo;s easy to see why.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLifeguards operate between May and September, and dogs are allowed at each end of the beach. Also, the traditional Victorian pier and crazy golf course make this a great family-friendly beach with plenty to do. Other facilities at Main Beach include pleasure boat cruises, deckchair hire, first aid and shower facilities.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5455,"LocationLongitude":-3.49338,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/TEIGNMOUTH BEACH.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/teignmouth-shaldon/teignmouth-main-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/TEIGNMOUTH BEACH.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Teignmouth to Dawlish Railway Walk","Body":"\u003cp\u003eHow about walking the most photographed stretch of railway line in Britain? The 4.7 mile walk between Teignmouth and Dawlish follows one of Britain\u0026rsquo;s most dramatic stretches of railway line and the views are incredible.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis is a circular walk, but if you want to you can always catch a train back to Teignmouth from Dawlish and admire the views as you relax. This walk has a difficulty grading of moderate, but it\u0026rsquo;s the best way to take in the beauty of the south Devon coastline and there are refreshments in both towns to keep you going. Much of this walk follows the sea wall, and as the trains zoom by right beside the walkway it\u0026rsquo;s always great fun waving at the passengers on board.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eLook out for the tunnel as you veer away from the sea wall to climb Smuggler\u0026rsquo;s Lane, as it\u0026rsquo;s one of five built along this stretch of coast by Brunel. This tunnel is called Parson\u0026rsquo;s Tunnel, after the Parson and Clerk rocks that can still be seen off the headland. Local lore has it that the pair of them were turned to stone after being lured by the devil, but we\u0026rsquo;ll let you make your own minds up on that one.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis walk follows the sea wall for much of the route, so remember to check the tide times before starting this walk - you\u0026rsquo;ll be guaranteed wet feet if you get caught out!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5479,"LocationLongitude":-3.49428,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/DAWLISH SEAFRONT.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/teignmouth-shaldon/teignmouth-to-dawlish-railway-walk","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/DAWLISH SEAFRONT.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Teignmouth Pier","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWhen it comes to family attractions in Teignmouth, Teignmouth Pier is still amongst the best. Teignmouth Pier has jutted proudly from the quaint seaside town since 1867, and remains a hub of life and activity during the summer months.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe pavilion\u0026rsquo;s shops, amusements and rides continue to attract families holidaying in the area year after year, and there are children\u0026rsquo;s rides, a go-kart track and plenty of amusements to keep the family entertained! Teignmouth\u0026rsquo;s historic pier is one of the town\u0026rsquo;s best all-weather attractions, as well as a much-loved feature of the town\u0026rsquo;s coastline. A stroll along the pier is a great way to take in the sea views at any time of year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5444,"LocationLongitude":-3.49345,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/TEIGNMOUTH PIER.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/teignmouth-shaldon/teignmouth-pier","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/TEIGNMOUTH PIER.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Teignmouth Passenger Ferry","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThis 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\u0026rsquo;s one of those ferries with an \u0026lsquo;everyone\u0026rsquo;s welcome\u0026rsquo; 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.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou won\u0026rsquo;t be aboard for long as you make your journey across the water, but while you do have a think back to the 10\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century when the first passengers travelled across in exactly the same way. If you\u0026rsquo;re walking the South West Coast Path in the area you\u0026rsquo;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\u0026rsquo;re staying in one of the resorts you\u0026rsquo;ll be able to pop across for a change of scene with ease.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe ferry service runs throughout the year (except for Christmas Day and in stormy weather), and they\u0026rsquo;re as often as every two minutes during the busiest times of the year. This is a great experience and at just \u0026pound;1.50 per adult and 90pence per child (all tickets are single) it\u0026rsquo;s a bargain.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5422,"LocationLongitude":-3.49818,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2014/06/178492516.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/teignmouth-shaldon/teignmouth-passenger-ferry","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2014/06/178492516.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Teignmouth and Shaldon Museum","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Teignmouth and Shaldon Museum is set in a converted 18th century house, and offers a fascinating insight into the area\u0026rsquo;s long and surprising maritime history. This Teignmouth family attraction provides visitors with an understanding of the town and its people, and includes displays detailing Teignmouth\u0026rsquo;s maritime influence, railways, mysteries and air history.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eDiscover who found one of the coast\u0026rsquo;s unexplained shipwrecks in 1975, and which famous engineer bought the railway to Teignmouth in the nostalgic setting of a historic Teignmouth building. The Teignmouth and Shaldon Museum can be found opposite Teignmouth train station.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5474,"LocationLongitude":-3.49324,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/magnifying glass.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/teignmouth-shaldon/teignmouth-and-shaldon-museum","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/magnifying glass.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Teignmouth and Dawlish Way","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe South Devon towns of Teignmouth and Dawlish are connected by an indirect walk of 14 miles, which can be taken on in a day\u0026rsquo;s hike or completed in sections. This walk was devised to mark the 21st celebration of Teignmouth and Dawlish Ramblers and it remains one of the best ways to enjoy this dramatic stretch of coastline. Linked to the South West Coast Path, this walk begins at Teignmouth Pier and finishes at Dawlish Station.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAs it\u0026rsquo;s indirect, this walk takes in some of the stunning rural scenery in the area as well as the sea views that have made the area so popular, including sleepy neighbouring villages, the South Devon coastline and nearby countryside. This walk is unsuitable for completion in one day by inexperienced walkers, as areas are challenging and it is lengthy.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.544,"LocationLongitude":-3.49288,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/Dawlish Beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/teignmouth-shaldon/teignmouth-and-dawlish-way","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/Dawlish Beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Shaldon to Haytor","Body":"\u003cp\u003eOne of the lengthiest Shaldon walks runs between Shaldon and Dartmoor\u0026rsquo;s Haytor. The Templar Way connects the picturesque village of Shaldon, near Teignmouth, to Dartmoor\u0026rsquo;s impressive Haytor. An eighteen mile walk, this is probably one to tackle in sections or over several journeys.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe walk follows the former export route on which granite from Dartmoor was transported. Parts of the original tramway are still visible along the walk, and it once carried granite over the moor to Teignmouth and Shaldon from where it was exported. Haytor is an impressive granite tor and a vantage point for spectacular views across the moor and Teign Estuary.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5411,"LocationLongitude":-3.50693,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/06/haytor.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/teignmouth-shaldon/shaldon-to-haytor","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/06/haytor.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Teignmouth to Babbacombe","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThis eight mile Teignmouth walk runs from Teignmouth to Babbacombe and is quite a challenging one but the views you\u0026rsquo;ll pass are priceless. Start on Teignmouth seafront and cross the river to the nearby village of Shaldon, either via the passenger ferry or the bridge.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOnce in Shaldon, pick up the South West Coast path which will take you round the Ness and follow it along. Sections of this walk are strenuous and include steep cliffs and hills. The walk passes Labrador Bay, Maidencombe, Watcombe Head and eventually arrives in Babbacombe, Torquay. Buses operate from Maidencombe back to Teignmouth.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5453,"LocationLongitude":-3.49516,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/amaia/2014/05/local_babbacombe_downs_003.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/teignmouth-shaldon/teignmouth-to-babbacombe","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/amaia/2014/05/local_babbacombe_downs_003.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Teignmouth to Shaldon","Body":"\u003cp\u003eAlthough a shorter walk in Teignmouth, Teignmouth to Shaldon on foot is a must during a holiday in either location! If staying in Teignmouth, make your way to the seafront and reach Shaldon either by the historic passenger ferry service or by walking over the bridge.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eOnce in Shaldon, walk to the ness and pass through the original smuggler\u0026rsquo;s tunnel which leads to Ness Cove beach. There are beautiful views of Teignmouth from Shaldon\u0026rsquo;s beach, so it\u0026rsquo;s worth taking a camera. If you return to Teignmouth via ferry and wander along the beach you will be met with the sight of a row of fishermen\u0026rsquo;s cottages, a picturesque reminder of days gone by!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.5451,"LocationLongitude":-3.49555,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2014/06/178492516.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/teignmouth-shaldon/teignmouth-to-shaldon","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2014/06/178492516.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Church House Inn","Body":"\u003cp\u003eChurch House Inn couldn\u0026rsquo;t be a more perfect country pub if it tried. From its Grade II listed status, to its award-winning meals and the pretty village church just across the road, if there\u0026rsquo;s ever been a quintessential Devon pub then this is probably it.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIt\u0026rsquo;s easier to list the pub\u0026rsquo;s various awards than try to describe it, so here we go \u0026ndash; its accolades include Devon Life\u0026rsquo;s \u0026lsquo;Best Country Pub\u0026rsquo;, the Good Pub Guide\u0026rsquo;s \u0026lsquo;Devon\u0026rsquo;s Dining Pub of the Year\u0026rsquo;\u0026nbsp; and it was also the first to be listed in the Michelin Pub Guide. The pub dates all the way back to 1400, and it started life as a place for the artisans employed by the church to stay.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe inn manages to combine a welcoming, traditional atmosphere with food that has the tables booked weeks in advance, and dogs are welcome inside too. Long wooden tables give the bar area a rustic feel, and visitors can sink back into the cushions and chat over a drink. The restaurant in the next room serves lunches and dinners that have made the inn one of Devon\u0026rsquo;s worse kept secrets, so don\u0026rsquo;t miss the chance to sample the locally produced dishes.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis is a place where dog walkers gather on a Sunday morning to chew the cud, and visitors pop in and enjoy a glimpse of village life as it\u0026rsquo;s been for hundreds of years.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.4614,"LocationLongitude":-3.59854,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/PINT_46246.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/teignmouth-shaldon/church-house-inn","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/PINT_46246.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Ness","Body":"\u003cp\u003eMention The Ness to anyone who lives in South Devon and their eyes will light up...this is the bar and restaurant where friends gather, couples date and families relax \u0026ndash; and it\u0026rsquo;s as popular for its location as it is for its food.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith a grassy garden, sea views all the way to Dawlish and food that\u0026rsquo;s won over most of the employees of Blue Chip, The Ness is a firm favourite with all ages, visitors and locals. Follow the path down the hill and you\u0026rsquo;ll reach Shaldon\u0026rsquo;s pretty little beach just around the corner, or just stay put and enjoy the views from the garden.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are few restaurants that have booths made from upturned boats, but that\u0026rsquo;s exactly what you\u0026rsquo;ll experience in the nautical-themed restaurant and with the panoramic views across the bay it makes it a popular choice for those on holidays in the area.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhen you\u0026rsquo;ve finished your meal step outside to the left and walk through the original smuggler\u0026rsquo;s tunnel that leads to Ness Beach. The beach is one of Devon\u0026rsquo;s most secluded spots and it welcomes dogs all year round. The red cliffs behind it mean it\u0026rsquo;s always sheltered, and while it\u0026rsquo;s a shingle beach it\u0026rsquo;s a great spot for a walk to work off the delights of The Ness.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.538,"LocationLongitude":-3.49917,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/11/lobster.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/teignmouth-shaldon/the-ness","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/11/lobster.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Coombe Cellars","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThe Coombe Cellars sits right on the Teign Estuary in South Devon and this laidback local is all about sweeping waterside views you won\u0026rsquo;t be able to take your eyes off. If you\u0026rsquo;ve ever spent a sunny summer\u0026rsquo;s evening sunning yourself on the patio area of this friendly pub and restaurant you\u0026rsquo;ll still be able to picture the sight of the sun going down behind the water, Coombe Cellars is renowned for its stunning setting and a warm welcome for all.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe menu includes all those family favourites that make a welcome sight during a holiday, and there\u0026rsquo;s plenty of room to enjoy meals inside and out. There\u0026rsquo;s a laidback feel to the pub, so this is the place to bring the children and tuck in somewhere special. Food is serves every day of the week, and as the pub is found in the little village of Combeinteignhead this is one for those of you who have the car with you in Devon.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAsk for the seasonal wine list when you arrive as there\u0026rsquo;s a cellar beneath the bar that\u0026rsquo;s crammed with undulgent wines from around the world, and if you were looking forward to sampling a Real Ale you won\u0026rsquo;t be disappointed. 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