British Beaches

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Broadsands Beach Beach

Paignton, Torbay

Red sandy beach between rock headlands, sheltered, with parkland to the rear. The long promenade is lined with colourful beach huts and gives a level walk to both ends of the beach. Favoured as a starting point for coastal walks. Facilities include a cafe, restaurant, shops, toilets (including disabled).

Beach Type



Beach huts
Disabled visitors facilities
Disabled access to beach
Deckchair hire
Pedalo hire
Dog exercise area
Crazy golf
Lost child centre


Sailing and pedalo hire are all available at the beach

Nature and Wildlife

There is a coastal footpath which is ideal for walks.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily by the council both by hand and mechanically and litter bins are provided.


Dogs are banned between May - September.

Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach
Quality Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Paignton TIC The Esplanade Paignton TQ4 6BN Tel: 01803 558383


Nearest town: Paignton
County: Torbay
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4059, -3.55236
Postcode: TQ4 6HL
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around , Torbay at Explore Britain.

Nearest Railway Stations

Paignton (About a mile and a half away)
Torquay (Approx. 4 miles away)
Torre (Approx. 4 miles away)
Totnes (Approx. 6 miles away)
Newton Abbot (Approx. 9 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


There is a car park adjacent to the beach.

Nearby Car Parks

Broadsands, Brixham (Long stay).
About 0.1 miles away
Cliff Park Road, Paignton (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away
Quaywest, Paignton (Long stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Clennon Valley, Paignton (Long stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Youngs Park, Paignton (Long stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Freshwater, Brixham (Long stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Oxen Cove, Brixham (Long stay).
About 1.7 miles away
Roundham, Paignton (Long stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Brixham Central, Brixham (Short stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Station Lane, Paignton (Long stay).
About 2 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Paignton