Coastal Towns

Shaldon (15 miles from the cottage)

Just across from Teignmouth, Shaldon is charming and very pretty with 2 beaches, one which is accessed through a ‘secret tunnel’, and offers lots of pretty shops, café’s, pubs and even a tiny zoo.

Teignmouth (15 miles from the cottage)

Packed full of family friendly activities including a fantastic free play park on the promenade, pier, skateboard park, crazy golf and miles of golden sand.

Torquay (17 miles from the cottage)

With popular beaches, palm trees, many attractions, a long splendid promenade and pier, from which to fish, Torquay offers a great varied day out.  Agatha Christie was born in Torquay.

Brixham (23 miles from the cottage)

Perfect for an afternoon of crabbing off the quay, enjoying an ice cream (or two!) and finishing off with a visit aboard the Golden Hind.

Dartmouth (26 miles from the cottage)

Pretty medieval town with a strong maritime history and home to the Britannia Royal Naval College. With its picturesque setting and fine shops, restaurants and sailing facilities it’s an ideal destination for a great day out.  The annual Dartmouth Regatta is the highlight of the annual Dartmouth week and features a range of racing events.

Plymouth (36 miles from the cottage)

Probably most famous for Plymouth Hoe, where Sir Francis Drake insisted on finishing his game of bowls before defeating the Spanish Armada.  Although Plymouth has a modern shopping centre, the original harbour area “The Barbican” is full of charm with old buildings, many shops and galleries.  This is where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail.

Salcombe  (38 miles from the cottage)

Lots of yachts and fabulous shops.  A great place to take to the water by hiring either sailing or motor boats.  And of course, a maritime museum to boot!

 

Also worth visiting:

Exeter (20 miles from the cottage)

Vibrant capital of Devon with catacombs, elizabethan houses, cathedral and a stone wall around.

Tavistock (34 miles from the cottage)

Really attractive and busy market town with fine Victorian architecture.  Lots of shops and cafes.

Totnes  (20 miles from the cottage)

Pretty Devon town with a bohemian feel and a castle.  Great for shopping, eating and drinking.  During summer season local people and traders dress up in costume every Tuesday morning and hold an Elizabethan market. 

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