Description:Shaldon is a small town on the south bank of the River Teign. There is a nice sandy and pebble beach along the water front with easy access, but parking is some distance away.
Safety:Signs warn not to swim, there are strong currents, there is a deep shelving beach and beware of motorised craft. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:Level access to Shaldon Beach in places along Marine Parade, but the car parks are about 5-10 minutes walking and the path down to Marine Parade is sloping in places. There are also steps to the east end of the beach by The Ness pub.
Dogs:Dogs banned from 1st April to 30th September on the beach from Clipper Quay to steps at the east end of the beach. Dogs allowed all year east of the steps (indicated by signs).
Directions:Shaldon is about 17 miles from Exeter. From Exeter take the A38 west and then turn onto the A380 (signposted to Teignmouth). 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 onto the A379 (signposted to Shaldon). Continue on this road out of Teignmouth and then turn left, continuing on the A379 (again signposted to Shaldon) to take the road bridge over the River Teign to Shaldon. Follow the A379 through Shaldon and continue on the A379 out of Shaldon and then turn left where signposted for the Shaldon car park (381 spaces). Then walk down the road from the car parks to Marine Parade along the water front, where there is access to the beach.
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:Pubs and cafés along Marine Parade.
Activities:Ferry from Shaldon to Teignmouth.