Welcome to Shaldon, Devon
Welcome to the Shaldon Village, Devon, official website created by Shaldon Tourism, a voluntary group committed to supporting local businesses by promoting the villages of Shaldon and Ringmore and providing local and tourist information. The Shaldon Village website also hosts reports of the work carried out by Shaldon Parish Council which deals with civic matters in the village.
Shaldon is an idyllic little fishing village of quaint thatched cottages, period houses, contemporary homes and narrow winding streets situated at the mouth of the Teign estuary on the edge of the English Riviera and Torbay.
It lies adjacent to the older village of Ringmore and both enjoy a delightfully warm micro climate, sheltered from the sea by the Ness, the imposing red sandstone headland that has been a welcome landmark for centuries of sailors.
There is a good range of holiday accommodation available to suit all tastes, with hotels, guesthouses, b&b's, self catering both traditional and modern as well as holiday parks and campsites. Shaldon has two beaches - sit on the river beach and watch the world go by, if you're lucky you may see a dolphin or two, or visit the award winning Ness beach by walking through the "Smugglers Tunnel". Stroll around the village and visit Shaldon Zoo and Homeyards Botanical Gardens. Relax in one of the many pubs, award winning cafes and restaurants. Shaldon has a thriving local community so benefits from a good selection of local shops and services. Transport links are excellent with trains, buses and an historic black and white foot ferry that crosses the estuary daily between Teignmouth and Shaldon.
Shaldon enjoys a year round calendar of events including the famous Water Carnival and Regatta both in August, flower shows, fetes, art exhibitions,1785 craft fairs, an International Music festival in June, and a Fancy Dress 3 legged race on Boxing Day to name but a few! There are plenty of leisure activities to enjoy - sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, rowing, golf, fishing, bowls, walking the South West coast path or the tidal Templer Way towards Dartmoor and exploring the RSPB nature reserve at Labrador Bay by the Ness.
Shaldon Summer Camp, The first camps took place this year, in conjunction with Devon County Council Social Services and kindly supported by way of a £500 donation from Shaldon Water Carnival committee. The camps, for young people in foster care, gave the teenagers an opportunity to try new sports such as surf life saving, sailing, rowing, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, plus lots more....supported by Shaldon volunteers and trained support workers. If you want to be involved in Shaldon Summer Camps 2015 email Rachel and Andy Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Visit Shaldon Tourism Centre on the Ness car park Open daily from last week in May until last week in September. For general enquiries use the Contact Us page or email us on email@example.com.
On the River Teign
Summer is perfect for relaxing on the river!...view gallery
Saturday 1st August
The 55th Shaldon Water Carnival will take place on Saturday 1st August with the official opening at 10am on Ferry Beach. Fun all day is followed by evening entertainment on The Green from 6pm until late - with Alan Austin's Children's Disco, followed by live music from local band ‘Out of Isca'.
See our events page for further details.
22nd to the 31st August 2015
Shaldon Regatta is an annual historic event with over 100 events spread over 10 days in the last week of August and ending on the Bank Holiday Monday.
Programmes available from the Newsagents, Tourism Centre and other Shaldon village outlets or visit www.shaldonregatta.com.
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Shaldon on Countryfile! Seine Boat Fishermen....
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