Local Attractions

There are loads to see and do!

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Local Attraction

There are plenty of options to fill your day with memory-making moments with your loved ones here in Shaldon and in the local area. South Devon as a whole

is abundant with incredible adventures that we highlight throughout our blogs. Within this page is a selection of nearby attractions that the kids, family, and friends will absolutely love. 

Owl Face
Shaldon Wildlife Trust

Shaldon Zoo is home to some of the world’s most unique animals included endangered species. Shaldon Zoo offers an intimate and interactive experience. The kids will love the mini adventure. It is perfect if you’re keen on going to Ness beach before or after to make it a full day of exciting activities. Shaldon Zoo is ran by a welcoming and caring team who want to make the experience fun and educational. You can’t go wrong with a stop of here. 

Shaldon and Teignmouth Ferries
Teignmouth - Shaldon Ferry

The Ferry trip over to Teignmouth or back, is one of the tiny treasures that are completely unforgettable. The kids love it and for adults, it really gives you a feel of Shaldons history and how the seaside roots are so prevalent today. If you’re popping over to Teignmouth from Shaldon then save yourself the parking hassle - hop on the Ferry!

The Ness Beach

The Ness Beach is truly a hidden treasure! What makes this beach so special, is when it is a splendid summers day, you can look out and be anywhere in the world. The beach is completely cut off from the world and in its own cove that overlooks the coastline. Not to mention it is a blissful sun trap. A lot of people visit Shaldon and don’t even know The Ness Beach is just behind the famous red cliff. A 5-minute walk from the village centre.

Perhaps the greatest charm to this beach is that it is only accessible via and old smuggling tunnel “Smugglers Tunnel”. There is a fascinating history around the Ness Beach as it was just out of site from mainland and yet right around the corner. It was a hot spot for pirate smuggling!

Pitch & Putt

What would a seaside holiday be without a bit of Pitch and Putt! The Shaldon Pitch and Putt may have the best views in Pitch and Putt history! Located directly next to the coast path you'll have the treasures of playing a round with the stunning panoramic scenery.

Teignmouth Golf Club

This one is definitely for the adults and the keen teens. Teignmouth golf club is located 5 minutes from the town centre and is a fantastic 18-hole course with unbelievable panoramic views looking over the entire of South Devon. We’re certain that if you love a round of golf, this course will be one for the memory books.

Sea Sports

Sea Sports is an epic place to go if you are keen on water-based activities. They provide an array of lessons and adventures such as Paddle boarding, Sailing, Windsurfing and more. They are nestled next to the Ship Inn on Teignmouth back beach. They offer their lessons, tours and adventures to adults and kids, so this is a perfect family activity hub.

Shaldon Botanical Gardens

The Shaldon Botanical Gardens is a small and tranquil botanical with stunning ocean views. These gardens are perfect for a morning or afternoon walk and ideal for a family picnic away from the business of the village centre. There are information boards all around the garden describing plant species and look out points to enjoy as you walk around the path.