Paignton Beaches

Paignton Beaches

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Paignton Beaches

Paignton boasts some of the best beaches on the English Riviera. Paignton Sands, Preston Sands, Goodrington Beach and Broadsands are beautiful sandy stretches – perfect for building sandcastles!

Award-Winning

All of these beaches are award-winning. Broadsands Beach holds a Blue Flag Award (the highest level of award, in recognition of its water quality, cleanliness and amenities), and along with Paignton Sands and Preston Sands also has a Keep Britain Tidy Seaside Award. The Marine Conservation Good Beach Guide lists Broadsands Beach, Hollicombe Beach and Preston Sands amongst its top recommended beaches, meaning you can rest assured that these are some of the safest and cleanest beaches for your family to enjoy.

Watersports

Paignton’s beaches are ideal spots to do watersports on the English Riviera. Here you’ll find opportunities for kayaking along the South Devon coast, water skiing, paddle boarding, skim boarding and much more. Plus the rocky coves and secluded pebble beaches are just right for rock pooling and snorkelling. The gentle dips into the sea also mean they’re great for a paddle.

Everything you need

The main beaches have all the amenities you could wish for on a beach holiday in Paignton. Beach huts are available to hire, and there are deckchairs on site too. The bigger beaches have a wide choice of cafes, pubs and restaurants nearby, as well as snack kiosks for that inevitable ice cream craving! You’ll also find shops to purchase buckets and spades, rubber rings and crab nets all within a short stroll.

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  1. Preston Sands Paignton

    Preston Sands Paignton

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    Beach

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    Paignton

    A short walk from Paignton is Preston Sands, a great family beach. On this safe, clean beach you can sunbathe, swim or make castles in the sand, or why not grab a fishing net and explore the rock pools at low tide?

  2. Goodrington Sands Paignton

    Goodrington Sands Paignton

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    Beach

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    Paignton

    Close to Paignton is the long, sandy stretch of Goodrington Sands. With a Seaside Award, safe swimming conditions and loads of great activities, this family friendly beach promises to keep the kids happy whatever the weather.

  3. Saltern cove

    Saltern Cove Paignton

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    Beach

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    Paignton

    Saltern Cove is one of the SSSI designate site in the English Riviera Geopark and a Local Nature Reserve. Unique in Britain, this nature reserve extends underwater to a point 376 metres below the low water mark.

  4. hollicombe beach

    Hollicombe Beach Paignton

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    Beach

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    Paignton

    Hollicombe Beach, sits between Torquay and Paignton. With its distinctive red sand backed by tall cliffs it’s a sunbather’s paradise, and there’s a slipway to the beach giving easy access for people of all abilities.

  5. Broadsands Beach Paignton

    Broadsands Beach Paignton

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    Beach

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    Paignton

    In between Paignton and Brixham is Broadsands on the English Riviera, South Devon’s Beautiful Bay. With a long sandy beach the whole family can enjoy, you can make sandcastles for a couple of hours and then paddle in the calm sea.

  6. Paignton Sands

    Paignton Sands

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    Beach

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    Paignton

    Paignton Beach offers the ultimate family day out at the seaside. With a sandy beach, safe swimming and a whole host of activities to enjoy, this promises to be a fun day out for all the family.

  7. Elberry Cove

    Elberry Cove

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    Beach

    Location

    Brixham

    Elberry Cove is a romantic impressive shingle beach with beautiful cystal blue clear waters a little gem in English Riveria, which is reached by a footpath from Broadsands beach. This is a beautiful beach in an idyllic rural setting.

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