First of 2 coastal walks done. Teignmouth to Dawlish Warren. Rather flat but still beautiful views. No rugged coastlines but still lots to see. Short one today to ease us in gently.
Our day started with a wild ride on the bus. Waiting at the bus station in glorious sunshine, when our bus pulled up and it was an open top one. How exciting…… until we had to duck branches, stop my head from being blown off and snuggle up because I was cold. 😳
After a while, we reached Teignmouth. Not wanting to look around the shops we headed straight to the sea front and the pier.
We love to walk along a pier but unfortunately this one was closed off at the end and in quite a state of disrepair 😩. Shame.
The wind was blowing by the sea front and to start the walk right, we had a coffee at The View on the sea front. They weren’t wrong the view was stunning.
Ok, we had to stop procrastinating and start our walk. So we walked to the harbour end of Teignmouth. Which was beautiful and still has a small ferry taking people over to Sheldon.
Walking back along the seafront I was impressed how beach aware they were. With sculptures and models all along the front. There had been a competition for local groups to build a structure about pollution. Of course we had to have a mooch.
so funny but clever.
My new best friend.
leaving the town behind us, we meandered along the sand listening to the waves crash against the rocks. I just love that sound.
View of coastal path from the beach.
Can you find me?
Just loved the red cliffs all along our route.
Eventually we saw we were heading to a tunnel.
Thinking we were going to climb over it we mustered up our strength but how wrong were we. We went under the track.
Then we had a steep climb. Coastal paths are so exciting because you never know what’s round the corner.
It wasn’t long before Dawlish came into sight. So we stopped off for our lunch on a lovely park bench overlooking the bay.
Climbing down to the town center we took in the ambiance of the coast. The rain came down quite hard as we approached Dawlish so we only had a little look round but we will return.
A great, short walk. Not as exciting as some coastal walks but another small stretch done. Xx🐧xx