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Goodrington Beach

Goodrington Beach

Goodrington Sands is split into two sections: North Sands (closest to Paignton) and South Sands which eventually leads around to Saltern cove or up to Waterside. North sands is dog friendly but the tide reaches far up the beach even on neap tides, whereas South Sands has a greater expanse of free sandy beach. Goodrington is also famous for the steam railway which runs adjacent to the beach, and can be boarded at Goodrington Station. 

This is a picturesque journey from Paignton to Kingswear, where you can cross the River Dart by ferry over to Dartmouth. Goodrington also has a park with boating lake and nature reserve, go-karts and a crazy golf. 

Goodrington itself has a long history dating back to the sixteenth century. There is also the old naval hospital from the Napoleonic war which is now a family friendly eatery pub which is part of the Brewer´s Fayre chain with plenty of outside seating taking in the views across the bay. There is a promenade at North Sands, popular with fishermen, especially for summer mackerel. This promenade represents the bottom of Cliff Walk, which leads up and over to Roundham Head and thence to Fairy Cove and Paignton Harbour. This walk has spectacular views across the bay and is illuminated at night with an array of coloured lights.

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