Crab Shack - Directly on beach, private balconies
Ablaze against Teignmouth’s Back Beach, you’ll certainly know the Crab Shack Apartment when you see it. Bright orange on the outside and contemporary cool on the inside, this comfortable getaway sleeps six and is part of the award-winning Crab Shack restaurant. Stylish s...Ablaze against Teignmouth’s Back Beach, you’ll certainly know the Crab Shack Apartment when you see it. Bright orange on the outside and contemporary cool on the inside, this comfortable getaway sleeps six and is part of the award-winning Crab Shack restaurant. Stylish self-catering for foodies, families, walkers, beach and watersport lovers, right on the sand. No stag or hen parties.
You can’t miss the Crab Shack Apartment on Teignmouth’s lively Back Beach, Devon. Directly adjacent to Shaldon Beach and close to Torbay, Exeter and Dartmoor, this luxury duplex apartment has been lovingly refurbished and interior designed with fun and comfort in mind. Calming blues, warm golds and trendy neutrals combine to create an atmospheric space that’s perfect for relaxing with the papers or chilling out after a long day at the beach. This idyllic seaside escape is the perfect getaway for foodies – you can order your meals from award-winning Crab Shack seafood restaurant downstairs to be served upstairs al fresco on your own private balcony, overlooking the beach. From kayaking, SUPing and scuba diving to coastal walks, boat trips and music festivals, there is plenty to do without needing to drive anywhere. Whether it’s dips at dawn or exploring Teignmouth trendy arts quarter, this is the holiday home you’ll be returning to again and again.
A space that’s perfect for celebratory dinners as it is for slow, peaceful mornings snuggling under the blankets, the Crab Shack Apartment is both restorative and invigorating: ready for the tempo you set for your holiday. The open plan living space on the first floor is divided into two distinct zones. A cosy seating area, complete with a hanging bubble chair as well two comfy sofas, is ideal for kicking back to watch a movie with a glass of wine in front of the woodburner (an honesty bar is provided). The dining area welcomes seamless inside-outside family living and opens out onto a private balcony with wonderful views out over the boats. Cook up a storm in the galley-style kitchen, which comes with a washer dryer, oven, microwave, coffee machine and dishwasher and access to another large balcony area, or order food up from the Crab Shack, featured in The Times Top 30 Best Places to Eat by the Sea: Lobsters, Moules and Sunsets.
Three beautifully-decorated bedrooms are on the second floor, each offering its own individual vibe. One has a double bed with an en suite shower room featuring an uplifting vertical garden. The second provides a king bed, while the spacious third bedroom has a super-king and sea views to ensure dream-filled slumbers of sunsets and sandy beaches. A large family bathroom with bath, shower, toilet and wash basin provides space to wash away a salty beach day.
The Crab Shack Apartment offers easy seaside living, whether you’re playing in the sea or dozing with toes in the sand. After racing back to rinse off, enjoy the Crab Shack’s catch of the day under exploding skies. However tempting it is to stay put, explore the pretty family-friendly town of Teignmouth with its Victorian pier and a wealth of south Devon harbours, villages and attractions just a hop, skip and a jump away.
• No use of the Spa (if applicable) after 10pm.
• No music to be played outside at any time
• Please keep noise, inside the property to a minimum after 10pm.
• Please remove your shoes before entering the propert.y
• No smoking in the property.
• The number of occupants is not to exceed the occupancy level set for this property as this will void the Owners house policy insurances.
The guest space is yours entirely.
The Crab Shack is professionally managed by Fresh Escapes. A Devon based privately owned Vacation Rental and Management company who are here to ensure your stay runs as smoothly as possible.
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE
Please be aware that May and August Bank Holiday sees the Ship Music Festival on the Beach and it can get busy!
The Award-winning Crab Shack On the Beach restaurant below is very happy to service the apartment with food and drink orders directly. Additionally, local experiences, advice and things to do can be booked via Fresh Escapes. Please just contact us in advance and we'll be happy to help.
It’s easy to get around Teignmouth. Leave the car and amble into town. Whilst the apartment doesn’t offer parking, there’s a choice of car parks locally charging very reasonable rates, especially when booked in advance via the Teignbridge Council local authority. The number 2 or 22 bus will take you to Teignmouth railway station, where you can take the Riviera Line which connects to Exeter and calls at seaside beauty spots Dawlish and onwards to the glorious English Riviera. A historic foot ferry also leaves from Back Beach every 20 minutes to Shaldon Beach, allowing you to cross the river and explore further.
Teignmouth’s charming Back Beach, home to the Crab Shack Apartment, is located on the estuary side of the town and has spectacular views looking towards Dartmoor, particularly at sunrise and sunset. Splash in the sea, go rock pooling or have a go at one of the many water sports on offer. Hire a boat for the day or take the small ferry across to Teignmouth’s hidden gem – Shaldon Beach. It’s just a hop, skip and a jump from the Crab Shack into Teignmouth – a lovely quaint old seaside town, which boasts a beautiful long promenade and pier. The seafront also has a children's play area, a skate park, a miniature golf course and a heated lido. The trendy art quarter is well worth a visit for a treasure trove of independent shops, galleries, cafes, restaurants and pubs.
Teignmouth is also the gateway to a host of activities and places to explore for all ages. Sat on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, a wealth of hiking and exploration opportunities await. Secure the dogs on their leads to run wild over where moorland sprawls and rivers flow. Haldon Forest Park offers a fantastic opportunity for natural cycling. Situated just outside of Exeter, the trails give beautiful views back across the city and the surrounding countryside. After all that, find your way back to the Crab Shack Apartment to relax on the balcony and enjoy watching the boats come in with some fresh Crab Shack fruits de mer and a cold glass of chablis.
- Cable TV
- Wireless Internet
- Paid parking off premises
- Pets allowed
- Free parking on street
- Indoor fireplace
- Family/kid friendly
- Suitable for events
- Smoke detector
- Carbon monoxide detector
- First aid kit
- Fire extinguisher
- Hair dryer
- Laptop friendly workspace
- Private entrance
- High chair
- Stair gates
- Children’s books and toys
- Fireplace guards
- Pack ’n Play/travel crib
- Room-darkening shades
- Game console
- Bed linens
- Dishes and silverware
- BBQ grill
- Patio or balcony
- Luggage dropoff allowed
- Long term stays allowed
- Flat path to guest entrance
- Path to entrance lit at night
- Suitable for children (2-12 years)
- Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
- Safety card
- Hot water
- Host greets you
- Stereo system
- Towels provided
- Children’s dinnerware
- Coffee maker
- Beach Front
- Beach View
- Cleaning Disinfection
- Near Ocean
- Ocean Front
- Sea view
- Water View
Teignmouth is great for families, with its Victorian pier, lido, play park, crazy golf, skate park and beaches. The beautiful, trendy art quarter is well worth a visit and is a treasure trove of independent shops, galleries, cafes, restaurants and pubs.
Head to the charming Teignmouth Back Beach, located on the estuary side of the town, for spectacular views looking towards Dartmoor, particularly at sunrise and sunset. From here, take the small ferry across to Teignmouth’s hidden gem – Shaldon Beach. Refuel at the stunning Ness pub, which used to be the summer villa of the Clifford family, who built the famous smugglers tunnel to the beach. Stunning sea views, beach barbecues and live music can be found at the Ship Inn on Queen Street.
The Crab Shack
Foodies mustn’t miss the locally sourced and sustainably caught catch of the day at the Crab Shack on the Beach.
The South West Coast Path
Teignmouth is a great place to base for walking, nestled as it is on the South West Coast Path. The seawall offers a flat, five-mile hike all the way to Dawlish Warren, a bird sanctuary with spectacular views.
Sea Sports South West
SeaSports South West runs a range of canoeing, sailing, windsurfing and SUP classes and courses, and rents kayaks for paddling around the estuary and/or tideline.