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Preston Sands

Preston is red sand beach just a short walk from Paignton Sands and is very popular with families.
Behind the beach is Preston Green which runs the length of the beach and is a safe area for the children to have fun or play a game of football or cricket. The long promenade provides a level walk to both ends of the beach and has brightly colourful beach huts that you can hire out for the day.
At low tide interesting rock pools are exposed at the northern end of the beach.
Beach office telephone number: 01803 555729.

Supervision: The beach is supervised during the summer season.

Beach office telephone number: 01803 555729.

Safety: First aid, lost child centre, warning flags and patrol boat all available during the summer season. Lifebuoys are available all year round.

Awards: Seaside Award, Good Beach guide

Water Quality:
Car Park: Close to beach with easy walking. Closest car park is Colin Road, see the Paignton Car Parks page for further details.

Toilets: Open all year, including disabled facilities.

Facilities: Café/restaurant, deckchair hire and beach hut hire.

Banned from beach 1 May to 30 September. There is a dog exercise area on the green.

Access: Good – the area is quite flat and has excellent access for disabled people and wheel chairs. Beach wheelchair available. Disabled visitors spaces in the car park.

Facilities / Equipment: Disabled toilet facilities, open all year.




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