This mainly sandy beach with clean, calm waters represents an unusual combination of attractive scenery, the Quaywest Water Park and Goodrington and Youngs Park, which is an area of established park land. It is therefore a major attraction in the area, capable of supporting a very large number of visitors.

Facilities and amenities are outstanding for all age groups with amusements. This is a great place for swimming and water sports, and there are various water craft that you can hire. At low tide rock pools are exposed which are great to explore.

During the summer season the local steam train can be seen running along the back of south sands beach.


Seaside Award

Toilets and facilities



Café/restaurant, annual beach hut hire, visitor beach hut hire, deckchair hire, beach showers, pedalo, and windsurfing hire.

Transport and parking


North Beach: Close to beach with easy walking.
South Beach: Moderate distance, some walking.

The closest car parks are Quay West and Youngs Park.


Banned from beach 1 May to 30 September on South Beach. Dogs on the promenade must be on leads at all times. Dogs may be exercised on North Sands beach all year.

Disabled access


Good - access is easy, level areas throughout.


The South beach has disabled toilet facilities, open all year.

AddressTanners Road, Paignton, TQ4 6LN