What to do in Teignmouth
There are so many things to do when you’re staying at Yannon Holiday. Yannon Towers has a lot of activities on offer. A lot of guests come here to relax and basically do nothing but loaf around on the comfy sofas and stare at the view. If you do feel like being adventurous and actually getting out of the house then there are so many different activities to choose from. I’ll list a few below and give you the links to the websites so you can get a bit more information.
When you’re staying at Yannon Towers, one of the main attractions is the closeness of the beach. Teignmouth itself has 2 glorious beaches to choose from that are a 5 minute downhill walk from the house. The ‘back beach’ is a small, boat filled area that has a few pubs and restaurants backing onto it, so more of a dining destination; the other ‘main beach’ is in the middle of town and there’s at least half a mile of sand to have fun on. During the summer months it does get a bit busy down there, but you can always find a space to lie down on to catch some sun and the walkway above the beach has plenty of seating and the obligatory ‘English Seaside’ deckchairs for hire.
If you want to get away from the busyness of town then there are numerous water related activities. Remarkably, even in the seemingly murky waters of Devon, there are an amazing collection of wrecks you can go and dive on. Teignmouth Diving Centre is the place to go for any kind of underwater adventure http://www.teigndivingcentre.co.uk/ They cater for all sizes of groups and you can go as far as Lyme Bay with them to visit some of the best dive sites in the UK.
Another water based activity is sea fishing. There are a few companies located near the lifeboat station, but one that I know a few of our guests have used and recommended is Riviera Cruises http://rivieracruises.webs.com/ not only can they take you mackerel fishing but they also offer bay cruises too. If you do manage to catch some fish, then a great way to cook them is on the BBQ in the back garden, looking out to sea.
Obviously, Teignmouth town itself is well worth a visit. With is small, winding lanes and lots of food and drink outlets to choose from, you can while away the hours just wandering around – one recommendation for a quick snack if you fancy it, is Carole’s Cupcakes. Never before will you have seen cakes quite like it, they have a lovely little tea room and believe me, one slice of cake is enough for 3 people to share. At Easter they had a Cadbury’s Cream Egg cake. Need I say more?! http://carolescupcakes.co.uk/
If you’re feeling super energetic and adventurous then Ashcombe Activity Centre is a 10 minute drive up the road. Here you can have a round of paintball, try archery, clay pigeon shooting, zip wiring, raft building; there’s an assault course and loads more. This is a good option for groups of about 6, but give them a call/email and they’re bound to have something to suit everyone. http://www.ashcombeadventure.co.uk/index.php
If hanging off a zip wire is a bit too crazy for you, then there is the award winning Teignmouth Golf Club. The course is open to non-members and the restaurant offers a very tasty Sunday roast (booking is essential). http://www.teignmouthgolfclub.co.uk/splashpage/. There is also a ‘pitch and putt’ course over the bridge in Shaldon which i’ve been told is of a very high standard http://www.shaldon-devon.co.uk/Shaldon-Golf
Also in Shaldon, you will find a smugglers tunnel to explore, (there’s a great photo of it on Yannon Holiday’s Pinterest account https://www.pinterest.com/yannonh) a small zoo (http://www.shaldonwildlifetrust.org.uk/) 2 lovely beaches, a children’s play park and ‘Homeyards Botanical Gardens’. Here you’ll find ruins of an old (very small) castle and an abundance of different plants.
Exeter is only 14 miles away by car and there are so many things to do in this cathedral city. It’ll take you about 25 minutes to get there by road, or you can use the train, which is a beautiful trip along the coast line which will take roughly 20 minutes. http://www.exeterviews.co.uk/
Whether you’re coming to stay at Yannon Towers for rest and relaxation or an action packed holiday, Teignmouth and the surrounding areas have lots on offer. We leave a guide book for guests that’s full of leaflets and ideas, so please feel free to use this, and add to it if you find anything we haven’t mentioned.