More info: The River Teign is in the county of Devon and is 31 miles long. It rises on Dartmoor, becomes an estuary just below Newton Abbot and reaches the English Channel at Teignmouth.
The port of Teignmouth, just inside the mouth of the estuary, is visited by ships mostly handling clay, timber and grain. The lower reaches of the river are navigable up to Newton Abbot, although now only to shallow draft boats and those less than 2.9 metres high due to the Shaldon Bridge.
The town of Teignmouth is situated on the north bank of the estuary mouth. One of Devon's oldest seaside resorts, it offers beautiful coastline, a long sandy beach, a busy harbour and attractive countryside. Teignmouth hosts live theatre, an annual jazz festival, a regatta and a carnival. There are lots of cycling and walking opportunities in the area in addition to many water sports.