One of the most popular beaches in Torbay, Goodrington Sands is an east facing beach on the South coast of Devon.
Separated from Paignton Sands by the harbour and the headland of Roundham Head, Goodrington Sands is a long, level stretch of red Devon sand cut into two by the Middle Stone.
South of the beach lies Saltern Cove (pictured), a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) designated in the English Riviera Geopark.
The beach has excellent access and facilities including a refreshment kiosk, restaurant as well as a dedicated picnic site. It offers an amusement arcade and nearby boating lake at Goodrington Park as well as a shop hiring out deckchairs, chalets and boats. It also offers a number of watersports including water skiing and ‘ringo' and 'banana' rides.
The sand has great castle building qualities. The beach is backed by the Quaywest Waterpark. The younger members of your group are sure to enjoy the water park as it boasts eight distinct water-slides and flumes.
There is so much to do at Goodrington that there's surely something for everyone - whatever their tastes.
Dogs are allowed on the North Sands all year round but are banned on the South beach from 1st May to 30th September.
Great for bathing, swimming and sandcastles, Goodrington Sands also has rockpools exposed at low water.
In short: Surely one of Devon's Top Ten beaches!
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Dogs on some parts of beach
✔ Family friendly
OS Explorer Map OL20: South Devon
This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
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