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Shaldon in South Devon  
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The picturesque village of Shaldon is connected to Teignmouth its larger neighbour via a narrow bridge. Shaldon is a village with plenty of character. Narrow streets and little alleyways wind their way through thatched cottages and Georgian houses - all tightly packed on the edge of the estuary. Shaldon has a small zoo - the Shaldon Wildlife Trust - which specialises in breeding exotic birds, reptiles and endangered species of small mammal.

The village is full of life during the main holiday season, especially for boating and beach activities. In the summer the village holds very popular regattas and its annual water carnival.

Shaldon Beach
Shaldon Beach - accessed via a tunnel

The beach at Shaldon is adjacent to the bold red cliffs that shelter the village from the southerly winds. The beach is accessed via a small tunnel - erroneously called the 'smugglers tunnel. The beach, known locally as the Ness has some striking views of the Teign estuary and the town of Teignmouth.

The Narrow streets and quaint nature of the village do cause some congestion in the summer months, so the best way to visit this picturesque little village is via the regular ferry service from Teignmouth.

 

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