Shaldon beach sits at the mouth of the river Teign, a gently sloping estuary beach with views both out to sea, and over to the Port of Teignmouth
A mix of sand and shingle, the beach slopes towards the mouth of the estuary, and is a year round hive of different activities.
Swimming, rowing, sailing, paddling, nearby refreshments, and of course the passenger ferry crossing the mouth of the river to take you over to Teignmouth.
AGA COOKERY DEMONSTRATOR - south west
At home in Devon - or groups in your own home
Helen Scull runs full and half day courses in her own home -and also in yours! Full and half day courses for up to 6 people, divulging all the secrets of successful Aga cooking, -all with details of conventional cooking, -a relaxed approach to entertaining and cooking skills in the comfort of home
GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE
Helen Scull Tel: 01626 873323
HOMEYARDS BOTANICAL GARDENS SHALDON
The gardens are situated on one of the hillsides above Shaldon, with wonderfull views across to Teignmouth, and the East Devon and Dorset coastline.
The Gardens were created in the late 1920's and early 1930's, and are an informal terraced arboretum, with a level walk along the top. Interesting features such as a castle, pond, rill garden, and an Italianate Garden make for an interesting visit and enjoyable walk.
There is an ongoing programme of works taking place, creating a garden that will be restored to it's former glory. http://shaldonbotanicals.wordpress.com/
OLD WALLS VINEYARD
Old Walls vineyard is situated on steeply sloping south facing land overlooking the village of Bishopsteignton and the River Teign.
The site is the perfect setting for a vineyard, and there is evidence of a vineyard here dating back to Roman times.
Our wines are now on sale at Old Walls Vineyard, and whilst here you can enjoy a glass of wine or cream tea overlooking the vineyard at our shop and wine centre.
Tours and wine sampling - please contact us
Old Walls Vineyard
Old Walls Road
Devon TQ14 9PQ 01 626 770877 Mobile 07929 870908
An ENCAMS Resort Seaside Award winning Beach 2006
Teignmouth boasts a long sandy beach with amazing views out to sea in all directions. The jurassic Coastline starts to the East, and in a Westerly direction, the red cliff coast line starting with The Ness Shaldon, along to Torbay and further to Berry Head.
The beach is a mixture of sand and shingle, which slopes gently towards the sea, with the sand bars changing shape on a daily basis.
Parking : Loos : refreshments all available
Dartmoor and Haytor
Looking upstream from many places in Shaldon and Ringmore, can be seen the magnificent view of Dartmoor with the famous Haytor – visible most of the year round except when fog descends on the higher levels of Dartmoor.
Haytor is probably one of the the most visited Tors on the moor as it is close to the road, and is easily found after leaving Shaldon via Bovey Tracey, and taking the B3387 that climbs up to reach the moor.
Shaldon is linked to Haytor by the Templar way. An 18 mile walk that follows the export route for granite taken from Dartmoor, passing along the Haytor Granite tramway, parts of which are still very visible, across the moor then the Stover canal, and passing through Newton Abbot towards Teignmouth and Shaldon where the granite ended up for export.
Nearby is the moor town of Bovey Tracey, and Widdicombe.
Haytor map ref Landranger 191 lower
cp SX765771 Upper cp SX758767
THE ROCK INN – Haytor Vale – Dartmoor
Nestling below the famous Haytor Rocks and just inside the Dartmoor National Park is the rural hamlet of Haytor Vale and the Rock In.
This family owned traditional Englsh Country Inn, has been offering travellers hospitality, good food and shelter since it’s foundation as a coaching inn in the mid eighteenth century.
In this modern age we pride ourselves on a relaxed friendly atmosphere, with personal service reminiscent of a bygone age.
An Inn for all seasons, with winter log fires, beautiful accommodation and fine wines and food.
Haytor Vale , Dartmoor National Park, Newton Abbot Devon TQ13 9XP
Tel: 01364 661305
SHALDON WILDLIFE TRUST
Children (3-15 years): £3.25
Senior Citizens/students: £4.50
Family (2 adults and 2 children): £14.75
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Shaldon zoo offers a perfect place to visit for young and old alike. Set in around one acre of enclosed woodland the Trust is home to a unique collection of some of the world’s most endangered animals, many of which are not found in larger zoos.
See the colourful manes and striking features of our marmosets and tamarins from South America including our pygmy marmosets, the smallest monkey in the world. Admire our beautiful ocelot cats and see close up our four groups of lemurs, unique to the island of Madagascar. Enjoy watching the escapades of our inquisitive meerkats and intelligent and mischievous yellow-breasted capuchins which are now one of the world’s top 25 most endangered primates. Our bug room houses our collection of reptiles and creepy crawlies, spot our free-roaming geckos. Here in our lovely woodland setting you will also find owls and agoutis living in close proximity to kookaburras and Madagascan giant jumping rats. After your visit you can always go down the Smuggler’s tunnel which leads to the secluded Ness Cove beach.
Shaldon Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01626 872234
Registered Charity Number: 291232
Telephone: 01803 202470
Living Coasts, Torquay’s Coastal Zoo, features a range of fascinating coastal creatures from penguins to fur seals, puffins to sea ducks.
There are sandy beaches, rugged cliff-faces and a tranquil estuary. A huge meshed aviary allows the birds to fly free over your head, while special windows give stunning views of the birds and seals underwater.
Occombe Farm Project
Preston Down Road
Telephone: 01803 606035
"Make a great day out and go on into Preston for restaurants and sandy beaches"
Devon TQ11 0EE
Tel: 01364 645550
Buckfast Abbey is a Monastery which is home to a Roman Catholic community of Benedictine Monks. The first monastery on the site was built in 1018, and then in 1539,Henry V111 had it suppressed like so many others. The monastery was reformed in 1882 and the Abbey Church was built by themonks themselves.
Buckfast Abbey offers visitors a fascinating insite into monastic life, and not only can the Abbey church be visited, but also the various gardens,water mill and ancient leat, shops with books, monastic produce and gifts, and the Grange restaurant and tearooms
RSPB at Labrador Bay
The RSPB reserve at Labrador Bay, a mile south from Shaldon, is a well-known beauty spot that not only offers spectacular views over Lyme Bay, but also boasts an abundance of wildlife and rugged coastal walks.
The reserve was acquired by the RSPB in November 2008 to be managed as part of a working farm providing the best habitat for the cirl bunting, a rare little bird whose population is almost entirely restricted to South Devon.
Having once had a widespread range in Southern England and Wales, Cirl Buntings suffered a steady decline which continued during the 1970’s when agricultural intensification meant the loss of invertebrate rich grasslands and over winter weed-rich stubbles. In 1989 there were estimated to be a mere 118 pairs of cirl buntings in the UK.
Over the years the RSPB have been addressing the reasons for decline by offering advice and support to landowners within the birds' current range, and promoting sympathetic land management. The most recent survey in 2009 estimates there are now over 860 pairs breeding in the UK.
Labrador Bay not only offers the chance to spot this charismatic little bird in their favoured habitat, but also allows you to explore the network of paths whilst enjoying the stunning views and scenery. Labrador Bay offers a fantastic day out for all the family.
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