Shipping and Commercial

Shipping and Commercial

  Shipping and Commercial Teignmouth has been an active trading port for more than...



  Visitor Pontoon and Moorings     The Jubilee and Trafalgar Pontoons are moored in a...

Navigation and Safety

Navigation and Safety

Navigation Section - Safety Guidance   The Teign estuary is used extensively by a wide range...



  Moorings Teignmouth Harbour Commission (THC) manages and maintains over 100 moorings...

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    Navigation and Safety

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Visitor Pontoon and Moorings



The Jubilee and Trafalgar Pontoons are moored in a convenient position just off Teignmouth’s river beach where there is a depth of 2.5 metres at chart datum.

They are 20 metres in length and can provide up to 10 berths depending on the size of craft and weather conditions.

They are marked “Visitors Pontoon” on the Admiralty Chart and in the Almanac.

Minimum charge £1.50 per metre per day or any part of the day (inclusive of VAT) payable to Duty Harbour Assistant or via Harbour Office. Multi-hull's pay 1 and a half times the rate.

During peak periods temporary moorings may also be available.

Whether you are berthed on the pontoon or on a mooring you will need a dinghy to get ashore.

It is recommended that contact is made with Harbour Master prior to arrival to check on availability of berths and also to seek navigation guidance on entry into the harbour. (Telephone 01626-773165)


Public Launching Sites

For those who have their craft on trailers there are two public launching sites within the town.

The main site is at Polly Steps which is just upriver from the docks and is accessed via the rear of the dock complex. This is a concrete slipway and has facilities for parking of trailers and cars. There are seasonal toilets and fresh water is available. Proof of craft insurance may be required.

Launching is restricted at low water. The second site at Gales Hill is situated immediately down river from the dock complex. Launching access is via the beach. There are limited facilities but there is a car park opposite this site.



A launch site is also available at Coombe Cellars, two miles upriver from Shaldon, which is suitable for small craft and dinghies and is mainly used by the local water ski club and dinghy sailing club. However there are tidal restrictions so tide tables need to be consulted before deciding to use this site. The Harbour Master can provide further details and advice if these are needed.



TDC Public Jetty & Landing

There are public landing steps and pontoon (you are not able to leave your boat here) available on Fish Quay which is a short distance from the Jubilee Pontoon.

These dry out at low water.

Access to and landing on the river beach is unrestricted.


Showers, Toilets and Laundry

There are public showers and toilets on the Den underneath The Beachcomer Cafe which is a short distance from the back beach - these are normally available but alternaitve facilities are available at The Lido.  Please check with Teignmouth Town Council on 01626 775030 or Teignmouth Resorts Office on 01626 779770. 

There are also public toilets on Brunswick Street and at the Point Lower Car Park which are open during daylight hours. There is a laundrette in George Street which is open seven days a week between 7am and 7.30pm.


Fresh Water

Fresh water taps are situated at Polly Steps 



Diesel and petrol are available in the town and can be obtained from Tesco Express which is a 15 minute walk from the harbour (Opening times are from 06.00am until midnight throughout the year) or Morrisons which is a little further (opening times 6am to 11pm).


Waste Disposal

There are a number of bins provided for the disposal of rubbish. These are situated at :


*The Point
*Lifeboat Lane
*Ivy Lane
*Harbour Masters Office
*New Quay
*Fish Quay
*Polly Steps

Litter or rubbish must not be disposed of in the estuary.

To maintain high water quality no sewage must be discharged into the estuary especially as it is a bathing and a major shell fish producing area.
“It is an offence to dispose of sewage or rubbish in the estuary”

Limited oil disposal facilities are available at Polly Steps but please apply to the Harbour Master.


Restaurants, Shops and Pubs

Teignmouth has a good range of shops and fresh provisions can be obtained from a variety of outlets in the town. There are also many interesting pubs and wine bars as well as plenty of places for eating out or takeaways. All are within easy walking distance of the harbour and river beach.

Shaldon has several pubs and restaurants and is worth visiting. The village can be reached by Ferry from the river beach.

It is also worth visiting Coombe Cellars and the Passage House Inn both of which are up river and accessible by boat. Obviously it is necessary to check tides and weather before setting out plus the guide to the upper estuary.


Boatyards and Maritime Facilities

A good range of repair facilities including engine, boatyard and chandlery are available in Teignmouth and Shaldon. Diving facilities are available for urgent underwater work. There are lifting-out facilities at a boatyard upstream of Shaldon Bridge.


Riverside Boatyard (Teignmouth) 01626-772324 / 07788774991

Mariners Weigh (Shaldon) 01626-873698


Addicotts Electrics (Teignmouth) 01626-774087

B T Marine Propellers (propellor manufacturers and
repairs - Teignmouth) 01626-778008

G E M S Marine (generators/electrical/ 07790-018497
mechanical/servicing - Teignmouth) 01626-879879

Shaldon Marine Mariners Weigh (Marine Maintenance) 07521 047986 / 01626 873698 

Riverside Marine (marine engines - Teignmouth)  07919906125 

Teign Dive Centre (diving work - Teignmouth) 01626-773965


SeaQuest Marine 01626 773965

Public Transport

A ferry service (passenger only) is available to and from Shaldon from the river beach. It runs between 0800 and sunset during the summer months. During winter the ferry runs during daylight hours.

Buses connecting Teignmouth to the main towns in Devon are available from the centre and run approximately every 15 - 30 minutes. (see town map for main stops)

There is a train station within 5 minutes walking distance with regular links to all major cities plus a full local service. (see map of town)

Taxis are also available - there are ranks on Station Road and Brunswick Street.

Exeter Airport is approximately 20-30 minutes away by car or taxi.

Teignmouth Harbour Commission
2nd Floor, ABP Port Office
Old Quay Road
TQ14 8ES

Phone: +44 (0)1626 773165
Emergency: +44 (0)7796 178456

VHF Channel 12 (Office Hours)

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