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Goodrington Sands Beach

Torbay, Torbay

A large sandy beach on the 'Devon Riviera' with excellent facilities and the Quaywest Water Park. Often attracts large numbers of visitors. Facilities include the seashore centre. Particularly popular destination for rock pooling at low tide.

Beach Type



Disabled access
Beach wheelchair available
Deckchair/sunbed hire
Beach shop


There is a water park
Good rock Pools to explore at low tide

Nature and Wildlife

The town of Paignton. The harbour and marine centre are all within walking distance.

Water Quality





Dogs are allowed on North Sands but banned on South Sands.

Awards and Recommendations

Quality Coast Award

Tourist Information

[email protected] Paignton TIC The Esplanade Paignton TQ4 6BN Tel: 01803 558383


Nearest town: Torbay
County: Torbay
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4234, -3.55785
Postcode: TQ4 6LN
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Access is off the A379 just south of Paignton.

Public Transport

Either the number 4 or 118 bus from Torbay.

Nearest Railway Stations

Paignton (Less than half a mile away)
Torquay (Approx. 3 miles away)
Torre (Approx. 3 miles away)
Totnes (Approx. 6 miles away)
Newton Abbot (Approx. 8 miles away)

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


Parking available.

Nearby Car Parks

Quaywest, Paignton (Long stay).
About 0.2 miles away
Youngs Park, Paignton (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Cliff Park Road, Paignton (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Clennon Valley, Paignton (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Roundham, Paignton (Long stay).
About 0.6 miles away
Station Lane, Paignton (Long stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Paignton Station, Paignton (Long stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Great Western, Paignton (Short stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Victoria, Paignton (Long stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Crossways Shopping Centre, Paignton (Unknown stay).
About 1 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Torbay