Despite their modest size Shaldon and its neighbour Ringmore certainly offer visitors and residents a surprisingly broad spectrum of attractions and activities.
Stroll around the villages and you will find something of interest around every corner. From the period features of the historic houses, many in designated conservation areas, to the slumbering landmarks that reveal the villages’ rich heritage.
Participate in the many activities available, there is something for everyone or simply sit awhile in a hidden corner and marvel at the wonderful views and scenery. Visit Shaldon Tourism Centre and pick up some leaflets to help you with your exploration of Shaldon and Ringmore.
Shaldon - Devon benefits from a sea facing beach at Ness Cove and a river beach in the heart of the village that leads to the estuary mouth.
Across the estuary is the busy commercial port of Teignmouth.
Ness Cove Beach
This beach is approached via...
Ness Beach (the one through the Smugglers Tunnel)
Dogs are allowed on Ness Beach all year round.
River Beach (the one the Ferry leaves from)
Dogs are not permitted from 1 April to 30 September along the seashore between the Clipper Quay (at the...
The story behind the gardens
Homeyards Botanical Gardens were created during the 1920’s and 30’s for Maria Laetitia Kempe Homeyard. Her husband William had invented and ...
There’s something for everyone in Devon’s museums and galleries, and this little corner of Devon is no exception. There are several interesting museums right on our doorstep with many exploring historical links to our coastal location and highlighting cha...
Old photos, images, maps and memorabilia give us a valuable insight into how our ancestors lived and worked.
Surprisingly, historic images of Shaldon and Ringmore show how little the buildings which remain today have changed, although their usage...
The Teign Estuary at Shaldon - Devon is a delightful place for sailing, rowing, canoeing, power boating, fishing and lots more water borne activities. There are many clubs which encourage both beginners and experienced members
All the clubs have an...
The small village of Ringmore lies adjacent but separate to Shaldon upriver.
Mentioned in the Domesday Book, Ringmore is much older than Shaldon but was principally an agricultural village with cider orchards and medieval strip fields behind, however...
Labrador Bay Reserve
OS Map ref: SX931 705
(Royal Society for the Protection of Birds)
“A million voices for nature”
We are delighted to welcome the RSPB to Shaldon-Devon Tou...
As befitting a village that nestles alongside an estuary sheltered from the sea by the Ness headland, Shaldon seems to have its origins in seafaring, trade and fishing. The Newfoundland fisheries led to the development of Shaldon in the seventeenth century...
Cross the river from Shaldon to Teignmouth on the historic black and white ferry.
Operates all day almost all year with a restricted schedule in winter. Times as advertised. Single fares only.
Adults: £1.60 Children: 70p. Dogs and bicycles are free.
Shaldon Wildlife Trust,
Telephone: 01626 872234
Shaldon Zoo, the small zoo making a big difference. Set in a woodland...
There are numerous sporting activities for all ages in and around Shaldon. If you would like to promote your sporting group please Contact Us with details.
Shaldon Bowling Club
The bowling green is set in the centre of the village surrounded by...
Telephone: 01626 852179
Ugbrooke House is a hidden treasure set in a romantic valley near Shaldon, Devon. The castellated...
Shaldon - Devon is surrounded by some wonderful scenery from rolling hillsides to ancient green lanes to bracing cliff pathways with views over Lyme Bay. It location at the mouth of the Teign estuary which is teeming with wildlife means that there is...
Several military sites survive in Shaldon reflecting the front line status of England’s South Coast during World War Two.
A temporary anti-aircraft gun emplacement was situated on Shaldon bridge, together with other sites including the Quay (Clipper C...