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Service operates between Teignmouth back beach, near the Lifeboat House and Shaldon Beach.

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About Teignmouth Shaldon Ferry

The Teignmouth to Shaldon Ferry is a central part of life on the River Teign and is possibly the oldest passenger service in England.

The ferry crossing can be traced back to 1296, but is probably much older, with origins in Saxon times. It has always been an important link and in those days saved a 14 mile journey to Shaldon and beyond, via Newton Abbot.

The ferry now runs from the bottom of Lifeboat Lane in Teignmouth, but throughout its history has landed in several different places. For instance, during World War Two, the ferry landing moved along the beach to Gales Hill, next to the present commercial docks, as the whole area around The Point was used by U.S. Forces for the repair and preparation of landing craft for D Day.

Black and white 'gunports' were added to the rowing boat ferries after the Napoleonic wars to make them look like 'fearsome' Men o' War. This tradition continued with the advent of the first motor ferries nos. 1 & 2 in 1907-08.

The passenger ferry now operates a continuous daily service between Teignmouth and Shaldon.

Not only does it provide an essential link between Teignmouth and Shaldon for residents and visitors, but also access to local walks such as the coast path that continues along the coastline.

Dogs, bicycles and pushchairs are all welcome but please be aware that the ferry is accessed from the beach for all landings. Where possible the ferry staff will do their best to assist with pushchairs.

Our ferries are regularly inspected and carry full safety equipment.


The service operates everyday, except Christmas Day and New Years Day, running on demand during our service times and approximately every 10-15 minutes in busy periods.

No Ferry Mon or Tue in December & January except Christmas Holiday. No Ferry Christmas Day. Runs Boxing Day/New Years day.

All Subject to Weather and Tidal conditions. During periods of spring tides, there will be variations in starting/stopping times. 

Offers & Prices

Single Fares Only

Adult £1.60, Child 60p, Adult Cyclist and Bike £3.00

Categories: Sailing & Boating, Outdoor Activities