Teignmouth became popular as a resort during the Victorian era, but as early as 1818 the town was visited by the poet John Keats, who completed the poem Endymion during his stay. A more contemporary claim to fame is that the highly successful British rock band Muse met in the town during the 1990s. Although past its heyday, the town continues to attract visitors in search of the traditional seaside holiday, offering long walks along the distinctive red-tinged beach and a pier with amusements. The estuary side of the town is dotted with pleasure craft and frequented by an assortment of waterfowl and wading birds. Otters are also reportedly making a comeback.
Map of the area.
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