About Shaldon


Shaldon was originally settled on the south side of the Teign Estuary as a traditional fishing village. The tall red sandstone cliffs of the Labrador Bay, give way to a narrow estuary entrance between Teignmouth and Shaldon. The twice daily tide filling the Salty provides an ever changing vista from the Tors of Dartmoor all the way to the Portland Bill across Lyme Bay.

The village today is a thriving community where local tradition of fishing continues alongside a diverse tourism and holiday trade. Shaldon has a Post Office, pharmacy, general store, numerous pubs restaurants and cafes. With its quaint narrow streets, parking has always been at a premium. Many visitors to Shaldon park at the large Ness car park and walk along the Marine Parade to explore the water front or, alternatively take the ferry from Teignmouth to see the village from a different perspective.

Year round attractions include the Shaldon Zoo, Approach Golf, village green bowls, botanical gardens, the Ness and the King George V playing fields and park and Shaldon beach. However, many special events also fill the calendar including the Water Carnival, Regatta week, Boxing Day Three Legged Race, Scarecrow competition, 1785 days and a well supported Fireworks night in November.

In this quaint Devon village the parking can be limited particularly during high season. However there are roads and car parks nearby to leave vehicles. You can take the short ferry ride across to Teignmouth where you can catch the train or within easy reach you can visit everything that is to offer in the surrounding areas of Newton Abbot, Torquay, Dawlish or Exeter.

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