The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
A proper Devon pub, The Palk Arms is a 16th Century freehouse serving high quality food with gorgeous country views out over the Teign Valley. It's also dog friendly so warm four legs by the fire after a hearty Dartmoor walk.
Hugged by red cliffs thick with vegetation, Shaldon Beach sits at the mouth of the River Teign in Devon. Comprising of eye-catching red sand and a gently sloping shore, the beach is a popular spot in summer, providing a real haven for beach-lovers of all ages. Sit back and take in the views or try your hand at a favourite activity, this picture-postcard beach caters for everyone. For ease, facilities are located nearby and although there are no lifeguards, the beach is often used for watersports, including swimming, sailing and rowing.
Excellent beach. Not for the unfit as quite a lot of steps involved in getting down/up.
Great for our dog and quiet in September. Cafe by the car park (cheapish parking charges)
Canonteign Falls is England’s highest waterfall and you will also find a choice of woodland walks, a picnic area and a cafe here. A great place to visit for all the family and situated within Dartmoor National Park.
A bustling hub of activity, this town has an artsy-craftsy feel. It has all you need in terms of food and basics, and it’s a good bet for treats and presents, too.
Pretty town, nice independant shops and a fantastic craft centre in the old mill.
Having recently undergone a big makeover, the Carpenters Arms is ready to welcome guests with warm hospitality and excellent home-cooked food. Bright, clean and cosy, the pub is very popular so booking ahead is advised.
A really lovely pub serving good food and beer. Friendly service - a relaxing place to eat and drink.
We were lucky enough to stay at The Old Post Office just around the corner from The Carpenter's Arms and we used it several times. Lovely welcoming atmosphere and the 'pub grub' menu was well cooked and presented. Would happily go back.
Pretty and traditional 18th Century pub in an unspoilt little village. Popular with locals and visitors alike, good wholesome menu and friendly and attentive staff - plus a lovely log fire!
Yummy deli food that simply won't be found in any supermarket - this is what a good deli is all about. If you can't make it to the shop, their web site is chock full of goodies from deli gifts to afternoon teas - indeed their Devonshire Cream tea is one of the best in the country according to its awards.
My delivery was very professional, strong recycled trendy cardboard box with recycled paper 'straw' packing, keeping safe my beautiful fresh scones (eat quickly!), teabags, jam, biscuits - all locally made and scrumptious! But the best were the intriguing Figgy Bombons - mini figs injected full of delectable alcohol-laced chocolate and dunked in chocolate once more. Divine!
Shaldon is an unspoilt village situated on the mouth of the river Teign between Torquay and Teignmouth. It has a thriving livelyhood based on the estuary. On a clear day, Portland Bill can even be seen despite being 50 miles away. A pretty village with two churches, a boutique, butcher, coffee shop and many conserved areas for all to enjoy.
Lovely walk with our dog along the estuary into Shaldon village with a few shops/cafes. London Inn pub by the bowling green friendly pub with excellent beer and food (Best to book for Sunday lunch). If you don't like the Hi De Hi type holiday with amusements and cheap trinket shops then this is a place to visit
Very English Shaldon
A little hidden gem this village right on the seafront facing Teignmouth on the estuary, nice stylish shops and narrow streets with a bowling green and several nice pubs with good food.
Lovely pretty village, with a host of beautiful places to eat and drink. We tried the live music at the Ferryboat Inn, and had a lovely early evening looking out over the harbour from their beer garden. The shops were good quality, though during the off-season (October) I presume they have shorter opening hours (10-4 average) and some appeared closed. Everyone we met was very friendly, and the atmosphere was relaxed and refined.
Fabulous estuary village
Complete with its full range of shops, restaurants/pubs and beachesSo much to see- the village has a great website.
Shaldon village life
Shaldon village hosts a variety of activities throughout the summer. There is a market on the village green in traditional costume every week and the well know water carnival where sand castle competitions and decorated boats abound. The highlight of the year has to be Shaldon Regatta, which takes place around the late summer bank holiday in August where everyone is welcome to enter and regatta boats are available if you don't have your own. Also five-a-side football, beach volleyball, swimming competitions and sandcastle competitions abound. Highly recommended.
Bovey historical artefacts and photographs, railway memorabillia and pottery exhibited in the restored old railway station, offering an insight into local hisotry, art and culture.
Bovey Tracey Heritage Centre
Well worth a look. A lot of history and very interesting artefacts to see, including a very large model railway.
This pretty beach nestled at the foot of Ness Headland is reached through an old smugglers tunnel.
Good to explore and come out on lovely red, sandy beach.
Lots of steps to get to the beach - do not attempt with a pushchair! Nice beach once you get there.
As the owner of a dog that has selective deafness when off the lead , Ness Cove was the perfect beach. Dogs are allowed all year round and as it can only be reached through an old Smugglers Tunnel, you can let your dogs off the lead in the confident knowledge that they will not wander off chasing after some errant squirrel or rabbit! Parking is free between November and March and you can get a great meal or snack at the Ness Hotel!
Ness beach is accessed through a smugglers tunnel, which winds through the red sandstone cliff; thoughts of ages past when smugglers trod these paths are very real. The beach itself is a surprise when you get there, wide and sweeping, with tall cliffs behind, there is no other access to the beach except at very low tides when you can get around the headland on the rocks. Perfect for dog walking, listening to the thunder of the surf, or watching the sun come up. Good sandy beach for children, but bathing can be dangerous for children at high tide.
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