Devon Beach Guide

Shaldon Beach

Description:
Shaldon is a small town on the banks of the River Teign. There is a nice sandy beach along the river front with easy access, but parking is some distance away.
Safety:
Strong tidal currents, swimming not recommended. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:
Level access to Shaldon Beach in places, but the car parks are about 5-10 minutes walking and the path is sloping in places.
Dogs:
Dogs banned from 1st May – 30th September on the main beach. Dogs allowed all year on the estuary side of the bridge.
Directions:
Shaldon is 40 miles from Plymouth and 17 miles from Exeter. From Exeter take the A38 west and then turn onto the A380 (signposted to Teignmouth). From Plymouth take the A38 to Exeter and approaching Exeter, turn left just after Exeter Racecouse (signposted to Kennford and Kenn). At the next junction turn right and follow this road under the A38 and then go straight across at the next roundabout. Then take the next left (signposted to Teignmouth) and follow this road over the A380 and down onto the A380. Continue on the A380 south and then turn left onto the B3192 (signposted to Teignmouth) and continue on the B3192 to Teignmouth. Follow the B3192 into Teignmouth and then at a junction turn right (signposted to Shaldon). Continue on this road out of Teignmouth and then turn left (again signposted to Shaldon) to take the road bridge over the River Teign to Shaldon. Follow the A379 around the outskirts of Shaldon and then turn left for Shaldon car park (signposted to Shaldon car park).
Post Code:
TQ14 0HP.
Parking:
2 car parks to the east of the town.
Toilets:
Yes, at the Shaldon car park and at Shaldon Beach.
Facilities:
Shops in Shaldon.
Activities:
Ferry from Shaldon to Teignmouth.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Torre Abbey Sands Beach (6 miles, sandy beach)
Teignmouth (2 miles, sandy beach, disabled access, part dog friendly)
Dawlish (5 miles, sandy beach, disabled access, part dog friendly)
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