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Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

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A gentle flat walk along wide pavements on the traditional promenade at Teignmouth. Park at Eastcliffe Car Park (fee payable). Pass the pier (accessible to all) and view the village of Shaldon across the river mouth. (A Ferry to Shaldon welcomes passengers with dogs or pushchairs) There are plenty of seats along the whole of the walk. Toilets and refreshments are readily available. The completed walk can be extended in dry, calm weather along the sea wall beside the railway line up to Sprey Point and towards Dawlish. Do not attempt this extended part of the walk in wet or stormy weather. The surface becomes slippery and there are no railings protecting the walker from a 5 metre drop down to the beach or the sea. For further details of this walk go to:- www.southwestcoastpath.com/walksdb/636

Surveyed by: Allan Ginman, July 2013 (Summer)
Accessibility Rating: 1More Information
Distance: 2.9 km

Public Transport: Buses from Exeter, Torquay and Newton Abbot all stop near the seafront. Teignmouth Railway Station is a short distance away and can be reached on flat pavements.
Car Park: Eastcliffe car park at the start of the walk is a pay and display car park between 9am and 6pm. There are at least 4 other car parks (fees payable) within easy reach of the promenade all with disabled access.
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: Band Stand (TQ14 8AJ), Brunswick Street (TQ14 8AE), Eastcliff (TQ14 8TG), Jubilee Shelter (TQ14 8TA), Lower Brook Street (TQ14 8HR)

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Eastcliffe Car Park

CarPark Eastcliffe Car Park

Leave by the seaward entrance furthest away from the main road.

Start Leave by the seaward entrance furthest away from the main road.

Turn right over the railway bridge

Path Turn right over the railway bridge

 

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Choose your crossing place at the end of the road.

Information Choose your crossing place at the end of the road.

Turn left and immediately right to go behind the wall.

Direction Turn left and immediately right to go behind the wall.

Follow this path along the promenade.

Path Follow this path along the promenade.

Seats are regularly available!

Seat Seats are regularly available!

 

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The gradient is about 1:20 for 10 metres

Gradient The gradient is about 1:20 for 10 metres

 

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Seat

Teignmouth’s Grand Pier was built between 1865 and 1867 and is over 210 metres long.

Feature of Interest Teignmouth’s Grand Pier was built between 1865 and 1867 and is over 210 metres long.

Den Crescent and its central Assembly Rooms were laid out in 1826 by Andrew Patey of Exeter.

Information Den Crescent and its central Assembly Rooms were laid out in 1826 by Andrew Patey of Exeter.

The War Memorial was unveiled and dedicated in 1921 at a cost of £250 raised by public subscription.

Feature of Interest The War Memorial was unveiled and dedicated in 1921 at a cost of £250 raised by public subscription.

The lighthouse waa built in 1845 at a cost of £200. It is 37 feet high and is visible for 6 miles.

Feature of Interest The lighthouse waa built in 1845 at a cost of £200. It is 37 feet high and is visible for 6 miles.

 

CarPark

The Ferry runs all year round except on Christmas and New Year ’s Day. All tickets are single. Adults and children must pay but dogs and bikes go free.

Path The Ferry runs all year round except on Christmas and New Year ’s Day. All tickets are single. Adults and children must pay but dogs and bikes go free.

The RNLI lifeboat station was refurbished and reopened in 1991. Now return to where the walk joined the promenade.

Feature of Interest The RNLI lifeboat station was refurbished and reopened in 1991. Now return to where the walk joined the promenade.

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If you wish to extend the walk, continue along the promenade towards Dawlish.

Path If you wish to extend the walk, continue along the promenade towards Dawlish.

 

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The surface changes. BEWARE, this surface can be very slippery during and after wet weather. There is a drop of 5 metres to the beach and sea with no barriers.

Surface The surface changes. BEWARE, this surface can be very slippery during and after wet weather. There is a drop of 5 metres to the beach and sea with no barriers.

The London  to Penzance railway runs along the coast from here to Dawlish Warren.

Path The London to Penzance railway runs along the coast from here to Dawlish Warren.

 

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Seat

 

Path

 

Seat

 

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The Teigmouth Sign at Sprey Point.

Path The Teigmouth Sign at Sprey Point.

Sprey Point was created by Brunel in the mid 1840s to enable materials to be brought directly by boat to the construction site of the South Devon Railway.

Feature of Interest Sprey Point was created by Brunel in the mid 1840s to enable materials to be brought directly by boat to the construction site of the South Devon Railway.

Turn right here around Sprey Point before heading back to Teignmouth.

Path Turn right here around Sprey Point before heading back to Teignmouth.

 

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Teignmouth Sea Front Phototrail

 

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