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.


Blue Flag,Good Beach Guide,Seaside Award

Toilets and facilities



Café/restaurant, deckchair hire and beach hut sites.

This beach is being managed by us with help from Sara’s Beach Kiosk. If you encounter a problem with the beach operation please contact either Sara’s Beach Kiosk or our Beaches and Coastline Team.

Transport and parking


Close to beach with easy walking. The closest car park is Colin Road.


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

Disabled access


Good - the area is quite flat and has excellent access for disabled people and wheel chairs. Disabled visitors spaces in the car park.


Disabled toilet facilities, open all year.

AddressMarine Drive, Paignton, TQ3 2NS