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Teignmouth

Teignmouth is a town in Teignbridge situated on the north bank of the estuary mouth of the River Teign about 14 miles south of Exeter. 

The town grew from a fishing port associated with the Newfoundland cod industry to a fashionable resort of some note in Georgian times, with further expansion after the opening of the South Devon Railway in 1846. Today, its port still operates and the town is a popular seaside holiday location.

Teignmouth Pier has amusement arcade and rides. The beach wraps around the spit at the head of the river Teign providing a river beach, commonly known as the Back Beach, on the estuary side which overlooks the harbour with its moorings for many pleasure craft, and has views up the estuary to Dartmoor.

An 18-mile (29 km) long waymarked route known as the Templer Way has been created between Haytor on Dartmoor and Shaldon. It closely follows the route of George Templer's granite tramway, his father James's Stover Canal and finally the estuary to Teignmouth.

Teignmouth Carnival is held during the last week of July with the procession on the last Thursday, and since 1999 the town has hosted a summer folk festival. 

Teignmouth photo © Barry Lewis, used under Creative Commons license

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