What if I told you that you are only 40 minutes away from this beautiful view?

Yes, go ahead, go buy your £5 return tickets to Teignmouth now! Before I moved to Exeter, I never expected to be so close to so many amazing hidden gems in the UK. Teignmouth is a small (but stunning) coastal town in Devon with long sandy beaches and great local food. It’s the perfect weekend getaway for those who need a break from deadlines.

I recommend visiting Teignmouth on a lovely sunny day with a couple of friends and also, a picnic basket. Imagine this: friends, music, food, and the beach. What more could you ask for?

The view is absolutely amazing and picture perfect, so don’t forget to bring your camera because you will want to document everything. It’s the perfect place for you to relax and unwind because the overall atmosphere is very peaceful. It might not sound appealing in the winter time, but a stroll on the beach with hot chocolate and marshmallows sounds pretty good to me.

If you want a full meal for lunch or dinner, this small town has a variety of places to choose from. If you are craving some seafood, Teignmouth is the place to go. The local seafood is freshly served in the local restaurants. As a matter of fact, you can watch the boats arriving at the River Beach with their catches. But you have many other options from English to Italian or Indian cuisine. I ate in an English and Italian cuisine restaurant near the beach called Censi’s. The food portion was excellent considering the price and it was also very tasty. I do highly recommend this restaurant if you are craving some delicious Italian food!

Apart from its beautiful views, you can also take a trip down your memory lane and play some games at the Grand Pier’s Arcade. Some of you might think it’s lame, but I think if you’ve got good company, everything you do will be a good time. I personally thought it was a fun and silly activity to do that I can look back at and remember.

Exeter, Devon might sound like it’s in the middle of nowhere…but it’s only in the middle of nowhere if you don’t try to learn more about it. Being close to some of the most beautiful towns in the UK is just one out of many perks of living in Exeter!