222 Open Top Bus

Dawlish Warren - Teignmouth

The classic seaside experience from Dawlish Warren to Teignmouth, taking in stunning views over the English Channel and visiting the European Blue Flag award-winning beach, National Nature Reserve, and nearby holiday parks.


Dayrider ticket it’s £3.50 for a child, £5 for an adult, group ticket for £10 for up to 5 people.

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No. of Attractions:

4 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

25 minutes

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Starting point:

Dawlish Warren, Beach Rd

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Journey fact:

Teignmouth Carnival is held during the last week of July with the procession on the last Thursday, and since 1999 the town has hosted a summer folk festival.

Journey Overview

Open top buses resume in Spring/Summer 2023

It’s the classic balmy seaside experience for folk travelling on the excellent 222 open top service from Dawlish Warren to Teignmouth, evoking memories of nostalgia, innocence and fun-filled pleasure. The trip takes in utterly stunning views for miles over the English Channel – of red cliffs, sand and the sometimes moody waves that crash against the rocks and cliffs. There’s so much to see at Dawlish Warren, including the European Blue Flag award winning beach, massive National Nature Reserve and the gaping mouth of the Exe Estuary.

It’s a convenient sojourn too with many holiday parks close-by – Welcome, Hazelwood, Cofton, Golden Sands, Dawlish Sands, Peppermint Park, Lady’s Mile and Oakcliff.

The open top service runs hourly from Dawlish Warren to Teignmouth via Dawlish and takes 25 minutes from the Warren to Teignmouth.

Gateway to 222 – By train to Dawlish Warren or Teignmouth. www.nationalrail.co.uk

Alternatively, by Megabus from Plymouth, Bristol or London.

A Fab Day Out!

Before boarding the bus at Dawlish Warren, it’s worth a look at the amazing Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve, with its mudflats, sand-dune, wet meadows and fresh water ponds, 1 ½ mile beach across the mouth of the Exe Estuary. The Reserve is home to thousands of birds and over 600 different species of plants.

At Starcross, if you’ve a few hours to spare, there’s a great links golf course which is ideal for beginners and pretty forgiving as well as very picturesque. Or, for a shorter trip, why not board the Starcross to Exmouth ferry and whilst marvelling at the lovely estuary, watch out for seals. There’s plenty of lovely walks to make once in Exmouth or maybe collect some shells on the fabulous beach or a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants and coffee shops before returning on the ferry back to Starcross.

Arriving in Teignmouth, there’s oodles of fun to be had, be it the Teign Heritage Museum or the Grand Pier on the seafront with lots of family amusements, a children’s play area, skate park, miniature golf course and heated lido. Teignmouth Town Beach, meanwhile is long and sandy, and the River Beach more traditional, with opportunities to fish or hire paddleboards and kayaks.

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Places to visit & things to do on this journey

Stunning views over the English Channel

European Blue Flag award winning beach at Dawlish Warren

National Nature Reserve at Dawlish Warren

Exe Estuary visible from Dawlish Warren


Dawlish Warren Railway Station

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