TEIGN FERRY CHARGES

Adult Foot Passenger £1.50
Child Foot Passenger 70p
Dogs Go Free
Bicycle and Rider £3
All tickets are single.

TEIGN FERRY TIMETABLE

Last ferry is 15 minutes before finish

April - Mid July 8.00am - 6.00pm
Mid July - End Aug 8.00am - Dusk
Sept - Oct 8.00am - 6.00pm
*Nov - Jan 8.00am - 4.30pm
*Feb - March 8.00am - 5.00pm
*Winter Weekends Starts at 10.00am

The Teign Ferry Service operates between Teignmouth back beach, near the Lifeboat House and Shaldon Beach, running daily with restricted service in winter. We do not run on Christmas Day or New Year's Day.

We reserve the right to alter the service without prior notice.

The ferry is subject to weather conditions and strong tides so may be unable to operate during periods of rough weather due to unsafe landing and crossing conditions.

For further information please check out the Teignbridge District Council Website or contact Greg Allen on 07896 711822

History Of Our Teign Ferry

Teignmouth to Shaldon Ferry Teign Passenger 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.

Teignmouth to Shaldon Ferry Teign Passenger FerryBlack 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 first bridge was built around 1827 and the ferry was then owned by the Shaldon Bridge Company until it was purchased by the local Council in the early 1950s.

Teignbridge District Council still retain the 'rights to the crossing and own the No.4 ferry, which was built in 1946. The service itself is run privately by a local company who have added the former Kings Lynn Ferry to the route, built around 1973 and now named 'No.5'.

Visit the Teignmouth & Shaldon museum for more Ferry and local history.

HEALTH & SAFETY

The two ferries are surveyed annually and carry full safety equipment required by the maritime licensing authorities.