Teignmouth will be more popular than ever this season!
We’re excited to tell you that our corner of South Devon is fast becoming THE place to be – a tourism hot-spot for 2017 – thanks among other things to the imminent release of the movie ‘The Mercy’, starring oscar winners Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz. Filmed on location in Teignmouth, Hazelwood Holiday Park is ideally located for those of you wishing to visit this neighbouring seaside town!
Whilst our regular guests are already aware of the beauty of the South Devon coastline, the area is currently receiving a massive amount of attention in the national media, catapulting us well and truly into the spotlight. See the recent article in the Guardian newspaper.
There was much excitement in Teignmouth and Dawlish during the making of the film, with many residents appearing as extras dressed in 1960s outfits. See this news report from Spotlight South West for a taste of what you can expect.
Although the date hasn’t been published yet it’s rumored that it will premier in late March 2017.
The film tells the true story of local Teignmouth man, amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst’s, attempt to sail around the world single handed in the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race. However, he got into difficulties and secretly abandoned the race while reporting false positions. He disappeared and evidence found later implied that his mental health had deteriorated.
Teignmouth has always been a great place to visit with lot’s to see and do and much on offer to keep families entertained. For example:
The Grand Pier and Town Centre
Stroll along the promenade and the Victorian Grand Pier, take a dip the lido, delight the children with a stop at the fantastic play park, crazy golf and skate park all close to the seafront beaches and quaint shops, art galleries and museum in the town centre. The town centre offers a range of cafes, fish and chip shops and restaurants all offering the ideal place to end an exhausting day on the beach. Teignmouth offers something to entertain the whole family.
The Town Beach offers the largest expanse of sand, by the pier and promenade and the ‘back beach’, as the locals refer to the River Beach, is where you’ll find the pubs with sunset views and the trawler men mending their nets. From here you can catch a charming little passenger ferry, taking you across the estuary to the picturesque village of Shaldon with it’s landmark headland, The Ness, and Smugglers Cove where you can walk through the old smugglers tunnel in the cliff to reach Shaldon Zoo.
Dogs are welcome all year round in certain areas of the beaches.
Teignmouth is situated at the end of the Templer Way which is an 18 mile walking trail, following the historic line of granite being taken from the quarries at Haytor to the docks at Teignmouth. The walk follows parts of the Stover Canal and is one of many scenic footpaths covering South Devon. Beign on the coast it is also part of the world renown South West Coast Path
A must for all foodies, is the Taste of the Teign Food Trail sampling all the local tastes and flavours that the River Teign Estuary has to offer, including a visit to vineyard and a brewery!
Whilst in Teignmouth why not take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and canoeing, paddle boarding, power boating and jet skis with SeaSports Southwest located by the River Beach.