Devon Beach Guide

Fairy Cove Beach

Description:
Fairy Cove is a small cove below Paignton harbour with a small shingle beach and areas of rock by the Paignton harbour wall and by the cliffs.
Safety:
No details available. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:
Steps down from the east harbour wall to the beach. Also from Cliff Road a path through gardens and then steps down to the beach.
Dogs:
Dogs allowed all year.
Directions:
Paignton is 29 miles from Plymouth and 24 miles from Exeter. From Exeter take the A38 and shortly after Exeter take the A380 (signposted to Torquay) and follow the A380 past Newton Abbot to the outskirts of Paignton. At the Churscombe Cross roundabout turn left onto the B3060 (signposted to Paignton) and continue on the B3060 until a junction and turn right (signposted to Sea Front). Continue on this road and then turn left onto Hyde Road. Alternatively from the Plymouth direction, take the A38 and at Marley Head turn onto the A385 (signposted to Paignton) and continue on the A385 through Totnes to the outskirts of Paignton and at the Tweenaways Cross crossroads drive straight across onto the A3022 (signposted to Paignton town centre). Follow the A3022 into Paignton town centre and turn right onto Hyde Road (signposted to the Sea Front). Continue on Hyde Road and then turn left (again signposted to the Sea Front) and follow this road to the sea front. Then turn right onto Esplanade Road and follow this road to a mini-roundabout, here turn left onto Roundham Road and follow this road past the harbour. Just after the harbour turn left onto Cliff Road for parking.
Post Code:
TQ4 6DG.
Parking:
Multi-storey car park on Cliff Road. Plenty of parking in Paignton.
Toilets:
Yes, by the harbour.
Facilities:
Promenade pier, multiplex cinema, amusement arcade, donkey rides, cafés, shops, also zoo on the outskirts of Paignton.
Activities:
None.
Nearby Alternative Beaches:
Brixham (5 miles, pebble beach and tidal pool, disabled access)
Goodrington Sands (1 mile, sandy beach, part dog friendly, disabled access)
Paignton (less than 1 mile, sandy beach, disabled access)
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