Visitor Pontoon and Moorings
The Jubilee and Trafalgar Pontoons are moored in a convenient position just off Teignmouth’s river beach where there is a depth of 2.5 metres at chart datum.
They are 20 metres in length and can provide up to 10 berths depending on the size of craft and weather conditions.
They are marked “Visitors Pontoon” on the Admiralty Chart and in the Almanac.
The charges are £1.30 per metre per night (inclusive of VAT) payable at the Harbour Office. If you only wish to stay for part of a day the charge is £6. Multi-hull's pay 1 and a half times the day or night rate.
During peak periods temporary moorings may also be available.
Whether you are berthed on the pontoon or on a mooring you will need a dinghy to get ashore.
It is recommended that contact is made with Harbour Master prior to arrival to check on availability of berths and also to seek navigation guidance on entry into the harbour. (Telephone 01626-773165)
Public Launching Sites
For those who have their craft on trailers there are two public launching sites within the town.
The main site is at Polly Steps which is just upriver from the docks and is accessed via the rear of the dock complex. This is a concrete slipway and has facilities for parking of trailers and cars. There are seasonal toilets and fresh water is available. Proof of craft insurance may be required.
Launching is restricted at low water. The second site at Gales Hill is situated immediately down river from the dock complex. Launching access is via the beach. There are limited facilities but there is a car park opposite this site.
A launch site is also available at Coombe Cellars, two miles upriver from Shaldon, which is suitable for small craft and dinghies and is mainly used by the local water ski club and dinghy sailing club. However there are tidal restrictions so tide tables need to be consulted before deciding to use this site. The Harbour Master can provide further details and advice if these are needed.
Public Jetty & Landing
There are public landing steps available on Fish Quay which is a short distance from the Jubilee Pontoon.
These dry out at low water.
Access to and landing on the river beach is unrestricted.
Showers, Toilets and Laundry
There are public showers and toilets on the Den underneath The Beachcomer Cafe which is a short distance from the back beach. These are open between 9am and 5pm during the low season and 9am to 8pm during the high season and are supervised by an attendant.
There are also public toilets on Brunswick Street and at the Point Lower Car Park which are open during daylight hours. There is a laundrette in George Street which is open seven days a week between 7am and 7.30pm.
Fresh water taps are situated:
* in the corner of the Den Point Lower Car Park.
Diesel and petrol are available in the town and can be obtained from Tesco Express which is a 15 minute walk from the harbour.
Opening times are from 06.00am until midnight throughout the year.
There are a number of bins provided for the disposal of rubbish. These are situated at :
Litter or rubbish must not be disposed of in the estuary.
To maintain high water quality no sewage must be discharged into the estuary especially as it is a bathing and a major shell fish producing area.
“It is an offence to dispose of sewage or rubbish in the estuary”
Limited oil disposal facilities are available at Polly Steps but please apply to the Harbour Master.
Restaurants, Shops and Pubs
Teignmouth has a good range of shops and fresh provisions can be obtained from a variety of outlets in the town. There are also many interesting pubs and wine bars as well as plenty of places for eating out or takeaways. All are within easy walking distance of the harbour and river beach.
It is also worth visiting Coombe Cellars and the Passage House Inn both of which are up river and accessible by boat. Obviously it is necessary to check tides and weather before setting out plus the guide to the upper estuary.
Detailed information accommodation, events and places to visit can be found at www.southdevon.org.uk
Boatyards and Maritime Facilities
A good range of repair facilities including engine, boatyard and chandlery are available in Teignmouth and Shaldon. Diving facilities are available for urgent underwater work. There are lifting-out facilities at a boatyard upstream of Shaldon Bridge.
Riverside Boatyard (Teignmouth) 01626-772324
Mariners Weigh (Shaldon) 01626-873698
Addicotts Electrics (Teignmouth) 01626-774087
B T Marine Propellers (propellor manufacturers and
repairs - Teignmouth) 01626-778008
G E M S Marine (generators/electrical/ 07790-018497
mechanical/servicing - Teignmouth) 01626-879879
Shaldon Marine (Marine Maintenance) 07521 047986
Mariners Weigh (outboard engines - Shaldon) 01626-873698
Seaworthy Marine (marine engines - Teignmouth) 01626-879977
Teign Dive Centre (diving work - Teignmouth) 01626-773965
SeaQuest Marine 01626 773965
A ferry service (passenger only) is available to and from Shaldon from the river beach. It runs between 0800 and sunset during the summer months. During winter the ferry runs during daylight hours. www.teignferry.com
Buses connecting Teignmouth to the main towns in Devon are available from the centre and run approximately every 15 - 30 minutes. (see town map for main stops) www.traveline.org.uk
There is a train station within 5 minutes walking distance with regular links to all major cities plus a full local service. (see map of town) www.nationalrail.co.uk
Taxis are also available - there are ranks on Station Road and Brunswick Street.
Exeter Airport is approximately 20-30 minutes away by car or taxi.