Ferry crossing

The Teignmouth to Shaldon Ferry is not only a key part of life on the River Teign, it also adds a huge amount of character to Shalon itself and is much loved!Feed back we receive is really positive around the ferry experience in Shaldon and the vast majority of guests who stay in the Shaldon Beach Huts enjoy a trip across to Teignmouth on the ferry… it is a really fun and chilled thing to do, as part of a romantic UK break… especially when followed by a stroll around the shops of Teignmouth (which also has some great Pubs and coffee shops)

The Teignmoth to Shaldon Ferry is thought to be one of the longest running ferry services still operating in the UK.

The ferry crossing itself can be traced back to 1296, but is actually thought to be older still with its real origins going back to 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 Teignmouth to Shaldon ferry now runs from the bottom of Lifeboat Lane in Teignmouth, but throughout its history has landed in a number of different places. 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 the D Day landings.

Catching the ferry from Shaldon, could not be easier. Simply climb down the steps of the Beach Hut and the ferry point is just a 1 minute along the beach

The passenger ferry operates a continuous daily service between Teignmouth and Shaldon.

The ferry provides an essential link between Teignmouth and Shaldon for local residents and visitors, but also enables easy access to local walks such as the coast path that continues along the coastline from Shaldon.

The service operates everyday, except Christmas Day and New Years Day, running on demand during our service times and approximately every 10-15 minutes in busy periods.Dogs, bicycles and pushchairs are all welcome but please be aware that the ferry is accessed from the beach for all landings. Where possible the ferry staff will do their best to assist with pushchairs.

Our ferries are regularly inspected and carry full safety equipment.


Adult Foot Passenger £1.50
Child Foot Passenger 70p
Dogs Go Free
Bicycles Go Free
All tickets are single.


April - Mid July8.00am - 6.00pm
Mid July - End Aug8.00am - Dusk
Sept - Oct8.00am - 6.00pm*
Nov - Jan8.00am - 4.30pm
*Feb - March8.00am - 5.00pm
*Winter Weekends Starts at 10.00am