This long stretch of red sandy beach is situated either side of Paignton Pier. It is backed by an area of parkland which is used for various activities, the Geoplay Park and events during the summer season, and is capable of accommodating large numbers of people.

Year upon year the long sandy beach, friendly atmosphere and great choice of facilities at Paignton Sands attracts families looking for a traditional seaside resort. The shallow sea is ideal for paddling and with pedalos and boats for hire; hours of fun can be had in the clean, safe waters.

Entertainment is the key feature of this beach with activities and events guaranteed to entertain the family throughout the year.

Paignton boasts an annual regatta, carnival and funfair and right throughout the year the fun filled pier, variety of amusements and choice of shops and cafes will keep the family happy. Next to the beach is the bustling Paignton Green offering the perfect spot for a game of football or cricket and in the summer months there are a number of exciting family events staged here. At the southern end of Paignton there is a lively harbour offering countless boat trips along the dramatic Devon coastline.


Good Beach Guide,Seaside Award

Toilets and facilities



Café/restaurant, pier, promenade, deckchair hire and pedalo hire. Designated windsurfing area. Crazy golf, play park and donkey rides on the green behind the beach.

This beach is currently being managed in partnership with The Kiosk. If you encounter a problem with the beach operation please contact either The Kiosk or our Beaches and Coastline Team.

Transport and parking


Parking some distance away. The closest car park is Victoria.


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

Disabled access


Good - level access to the promenades and the harbour. There are two ramps north and south of the pier providing easier access from the promenade onto the beach for the disabled.


Disabled toilet facilities, open all year.

AddressEastern Esplanade, Paignton, TQ4 6BW