Paignton Beach – Paignton
Paignton Beach is one of the safest and gently sloping beaches in the bay. At high spring tides and in stormy weather its worth watching the breakers roll in and wash against Paignton pier, storming up to the beach head.
Most times however its calm and collected with plenty of soft sand at high tide. Low tide, especially a spring tide, you may be able to walk around into Paignton harbour. At these times and in the summer you can see hundreds of people playing in the water or digging sandcastles. The expanse of beach running from Paignton Harbour, under the Pier, past the Redcliffe Hotel and onto Preston sands, is well worth a walk and paddle the whole way!
Just behind the beach is the local Vue Cinema and a number of restaurants and shops down Torbay Road, which in its heydey of the late 60’s and early 70’s was one of the busiest streets in the UK.
Type – Sand
Access – Easy
Disabled – Easy access
Bus No – All services to Paignton Bus Station
Facilities – Ample parking near Paignton beach, dogs banned in summer, swimming, safe with care, warning flags in operation, life saving equipment, first aid post, cafe / refreshments, restaurant, beach shop, deck chair / sun bed hire, public telephone, toilets near Paignton beach.