Description:Paignton is a large seaside town with a long sandy beach facing east into Torbay. There are numerous facilities including a promenade pier and a green behind the beach. There is easy access to the beach.
Safety:Signs warn not to use inflatables and not to swim around the pier. See Beach Safety Guide.
Access:Steps at various points along the sea front, plus a slipway. There is a disabled ramp by the pier.
Dogs:Dogs banned 1st May to 30th September.
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.
Post Code:TQ4 6AW.
Parking:Road parking by the sea front. There is also parking in Paignton town centre including a large multi-storey car park.
Toilets:Yes, at the sea front with disabled facilities.
Facilities:Promenade pier, multiplex cinema, amusement arcade, donkey rides, cafés, shops, also zoo on the outskirts of Paignton.