Teignmouth, situated on south Devon coast, was one of the earliest towns in the area to develop as a holiday resort following the railway line being extended to Teignmouth in 1850. The train journey from Exeter is famous for its beauty as it hugs the coastal sandstone cliffs.
The award-winning sandy beach, together with the promenade, stretches the length of the town. The Victorian pier is very popular, as are the nearby public spaces with lawns, flowerbeds, children’s play areas, tennis courts, mini golf and a bowling green. There are also cliff walks, a theatre, the museum, an outdoor swimming pool and a leisure centre.
The town has attractive pedestrianised areas with shops and restaurants; there are also interesting old backstreets to explore, all accessible on foot. The busy working port at the mouth of the estuary, from where china clay is exported all over the world, is a lively area with fishing boats, boats for hire and waterside inns.