The Teignmouth Shaldon Ferry is a historic service which can be traced back to 1296. Crossing the Teign Estuary was an important link between the two towns and prior to the first bridge being built in 1827, the ferry saved a journey of around 14 miles. Now this iconic service offers residents of the area and tourists alike access to both towns and all their facilities; beaches, coastal walks and much more.
The ferries offer a year-round service, 7 days a week, 8am-6pm April – July, extending to dusk during August. During the winter months the service is reduced to 5 days a week, 8am-4.30pm. These are in line with the Council’s terms & conditions for the operation of the ferry. The ferries are boarded via Teignmouth Back Beach and Shaldon Beach. Bikes, dogs and pushchairs are all welcome. The ferries are operated by a Skipper and crew member and run every 10-15 mins. These crossing are regulated by the height and strength of the tide.