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The Beachespaignton sands

Paignton Sands

Sandy beach with easy access. Under 50yds from Sunnybeach. Full range of facilities available including: deckchair/sunbed hires; beach shop toilets; cafe; pub/restaurant; and amusements.

Safe bathing with warning flag system to control use of inflatables.

Dogs not allowed.

Goodrington beachGoodrington

Sandy beach just a sceneic walk, over Roundham, from Sunnybeach. Goodrington is the home of the QuayWest leisure facility, England's largest water park and leisure complex. Full range of facilities include Brewers Fayre pub.

Safe bathing
Dogs allowed on North Sands.


Broadsands is the favourite of the "Locals", but requires a short car trip if you are to take the picnic and family beach essentials. Full range of facilities backed by a cafe. Behind the beach is the Green where you can enjoy safe ball games or a BBQ.

Safe bathing and boat hire.
Dogs not allowed.



The Paignton to Dartmouth Steam Railway offers a unique opportunity to enjoy a leisurely trip from the past with a steam train journey to Kingswear and a river ferry across the "Dart" to the historic naval port of Dartmouth. The views from the train are breathtaking and the route passes over several bridges designed and constructed by Isobard Kingdom Brunel. Dartmouth, the home of the Britannia Naval College, has three castles, Bayards Cove, the departure point for the Pilgrim Fathers, and anchor points (Warfleet Creek) where the English fleets for the crusades, the battles against the "Spanish Armada", and the Napolionic Wars gathered. It is possible to purchase a "Round Robin" ticket which offers: a train/ferry to Dartmouth; a pleasure boat ride up the Dart to Totnes; a coach ride back to Paignton. There is time to explore both towns.

golden hindThe historic fishing port of Brixham has been the home to the industry for over 1000 years and operates one of England's biggest fleets. Visitors can observe the boats and fishermen going about their business, and watch the historic vessels and modern boats that operate from the quays. Above Brixham stands Berry Head, a National Nature Reserve and Torbay's most important wildlife site. Berry Head has been fortified since the Iron Ages and the present remains show the layout of the Napoleonic fort. The lighthouse is both, the highest above sea-level, and the shortest.

torquay harbourTorquay's harbour is uniquely part of the town's shopping centre, and is surrounded by shops, bistros, restaurants and galleries. The Fleet Walk shopping mall offers many specialist retail and refreshment outlets. The "Living Coasts" attraction stands above Beacon Cove. Torre Abbey is the oldest building in Torquay and now houses many important works of art. The unique village of Cockington is only a mile off the seafront and here can be seen the many thatched cottages including the famous blacksmith's forge and the latter addition of the Drum Inn designed by Luytens. The grounds offer excellent walks and are the home of the open-air Torbay Proms and the Cockington Craft Studios.

Plymouth national marine aquariumFurther afield there are the cities of Exeter and Plymouth, both with histories that have influenced England's maritime past, offer excellent days off the beach. SW coastal path ElberryThe rugged wilderness that is Dartmoor offers a lifetime of exploration and enjoyment, and walks to suit all requirements. The SW Coastal Path offers walks with unrivalled coastal scenery. Opportunities for visitors wishing to stop in scenic car parks, or seeking remote sandy coves.