Fairy Cove is a pretty little beach to the South of Paignton Sands, just over the Harbour wall, which is popular with families.

Comprised of red sand and shingle with red sandstone cliffs at the back; at low tide the beach is separated from the sea by flat rocks with interesting rock pools to explore.

The beach is just behind Paignton Harbour  Opens in a new window and there is also pitch and put golf nearby.

Supervision and safety


There is no supervision at any time of year .


Lifebuoy available all year round.

Toilets and facilities


None available. The nearest public toilets are at Paignton Harbour.



Transport and parking


Parking is close by at Roundham.


Allowed all year round.

Disabled access


Difficult - it can be accessed via a set of steps from the gardens on Roundham Head or a set of steps over the wall of the harbour near the Harbour Master’s Office.

AddressThe Harbour, Paignton, TQ4 6DT