Town Quay


  The Newton Abbot Town Council is now responsible for the Town Quay.

This historic docking area has seen trade in clay, timber and coal over the centuries and was often the embarkation point for fishermen casting their nets in Newfoundland between the late 16th and mid-19th centuries.  

It was restored in the 1980's by the Town Council.  The first phase of a new £800,000 revamp was completed in 2012  with the second phase completed in the summer of 2015 with the addition of picnic tables, benches, cycle racks and a seasonal refreshments kiosk.

The refreshments kiosk known as Mack's Shack is run by Jenny Earley and is open from Easter to September from 11.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday weather permitting and subject to change.

Seasonal boat tours in the shallow draught inflatabe "Kestrel" takes passenger out to the River Teign and around surrounding waterways, some otherwise inaccessible, visiting stretches of water and wetland active birds, fish and other wildlife.  The tours are run by Jez Pilkington of Pilkington Marines, and include a chance to check out the history of the area and take photographs.  To find out more information contact Jez on 01626 352663 or see or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The ramp to £1.1 million pedestrian and cycle bridge over the River Teign opened last year, linking with footpath to Kingsteignton via Hackney Marshes along the back of the racecourse.  

Note: the footpath is closed during racing; access to the Town Quay from Teign Road or Forde Road

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Newton Abbot Town Council

Town Hall

Great Western House,

9 Devon Square,

Newton Abbot

TQ12 2HN

Tel: 01626 201120

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