Paignton Sands lies right at the heart of Torbay and is one of the most popular beaches in the region. It lies just to the north of Paignton harbour.
Ideal for children and swimming, the long southeast facing sandy beach has almost everything a beach-goer could need. Paignton has a pier offering all the usual seaside attractions, kiosks and arcades. The beach boasts all the usual facilities with ice cream kiosks, boats and chalets for hire - in short the quintessential British seaside resort.
The beach is backed by the Esplanade, offering a range of accommodation, whilst Paignton Green behind the pier regularly holds events. In August, the whole of Paignton Seafront comes alive for Paignton Regatta - 'a good old-fashioned week of traditional seaside fun'.
To find out 'whats on and where to go' why not visit the nearby Paignton Library and Information Centre, situated near the railway station.
A seasonal dog ban is in effect on Paignton Sands with dogs banned between 1st May and 30th September inclusive.
The Sea Train Adventure run by the Dartmouth Steam Railway and River Boat Company allows visitors to enjoy a steam train journey from Paignton to Kingswear, whilst other pleasure boats offer evening cruises, wildlife cruises, special events and fishing trips.
For ramblers there are good walks along the South West Coast Path south to Brixham and Berry Head or north to Torquay and the beaches of Babbacombe Bay.
✔ Flora and Fauna
✔ Sandy beach
✔ Cafe, shop or pub
✔ Easily accessible
✔ Family friendly
✔ Tourist information
✘ Seasonal dog ban
OS Explorer Map OL20: South Devon
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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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