Coupling all the attractions of a traditional seaside resort with a busy port, Teignmouth has something for everyone. After a day paddling in the shallow sea, feeling the soft sand between your toes, what could be better than to replenish your energy with some wonderful food – with fresh, locally-caught fish featuring highly on many award winning menus in the town.
Watersports for beginners
Continuing the seafaring theme, for the more active amongst you there are plenty of water sports to try your hands at. SeaSports South West offer lessons on everything from kayaking and sailing to paddle boarding and jet skiing. The wide estuary offers sheltered waters for beginners or if you need some wind in your sails, head for the sea.
Child's play adventures
If your kids are a bit younger, then check out the award-winning playground at The Den on the seafront. It features a wet play area with squirts and fountains; when you hear the squeals of delight you’ll know you’re close - just remember to bring a swimsuit and towel or a spare change of clothes!
So much history
When you take a stroll along the promenade towards the Grand Pier, and look around at the classic Georgian and Victorian architecture, you could be forgiven for thinking you’d slipped back in time to a bygone era. If you like your history even older, take a trip to Old Walls Vineyard in nearby Bishopsteignton. There is evidence of a vineyard on this site dating back to Roman times, and you can pick up a bottle of the latest vintage as a perfect memento of your stay.