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 Tourism Centre is currently seeking more volunteers for the coming season If you have just one morning or afternoon a week, or fortnight, to spare and would like to help please get in touch via the Contact Us page of this website or email email@example.com. We are also seeking a Treasurer to join the Committee.
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org. NB: Unfortunately a vehicle collided with the Tourism Centre on 30 May and the consequent damage to the building means that it is closed until further notice.
On the River Teign
Summer is perfect for relaxing on the river!...view gallery
PICNIC IN THE GARDENS at Homeyards Botanical Gardens Saturday 19 July. Italian Masquerade Day is celebrated in the afternoon between 3pm and 5pm with fun activities for all the family, and in the evening at 7.30pm in the Italian Garden with musical events. For full details and ticket information click on 'Events' and select 'Picnic in the Gardens'.
SHALDON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY SUMMER SHOW Wednesday 30 July in St Peter's Church and the Victoria Hall. 12 noon to 5pm. Coffee, light lunches and teas available. Admission 50p (children free when accompanied by an adult). Schedules of shows available from the Shaldon Newsagents.
SHALDON WATER CARNIVAL Saturday 2 August 10am until 11.30pm. For more information see the Events section or visit www.shaldonwatercarnival.co.uk.
SHALDON METHODIST CHURCH annual CREAM TEA. Thursday 21 August 2 - 4pm. Various stalls.
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