Sailing Spotlight: Coombe Cellars


With a high-five and a rainbow over my shoulder I returned to sail the Teign Estuary, in the shadow of Dartmoor, socked in by cloud but allowing me that rare ray of sunshine. I wondered why I’d been away for so long!



World Famous! Well known locally, Coombe Cellars on the Teign Estuary is the perfect place to blow the dust off kit for a late winter sail or the first spring outing. With all the westerlies we’ve been experiencing, it’s ideal and can be sailed two hours either side of the high tide. Also works on an easterly, when the sea’s churned up.

Here’s a video we posted some years back:

Approach from the Penn Inn Roundabout, Newton Abbot or from Shaldon Village and snake along the coast, head for car park of the Coombe Cellars Pub (perfect for an after sail drink and eats ). There’s a grassed rigging area, and you can drop in off a retaining wall, or from the slipway at the other end of the car park.



  • surfer

    Looks good. Coombe Cellars is beautiful on the right day…perfect for windsurfing.

  • wavecatcher

    I’ve been there a couple of times too for windsurfing. Been a good few months since the last session.