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Paignton - Preston Sands Beach

Torbay, Torbay

A very popular stretch of beach to the north of Paignton sands. lined with colourful beach huts.

Beach Type

Sand

Facilities

Toilets
Refreshments
Beach shop
Deck chair hire
Beach-chalet hire
Telephone

Activities

Swimming
Watersports

Water Quality

Excellent

Lifeguard

No

Dogs

Dogs are banned from the beach.

Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach
Quality Coast Award
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

paignton.tic@torbay.gov.uk Paignton TIC The Esplanade Paignton TQ4 6BN Tel: 01803 558383

Location

Nearest town: Torbay
County: Torbay
Latitude/Longitude: 50.4448, -3.55446
Postcode: TQ3 2NU
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Access

the beach is signposted from the centre of Paignton

Public Transport

There is a train station nearby and local bus services.

Nearest Railway Stations

Paignton (About a mile away)
Torquay (About a mile and a half away)
Torre (Approx. 2 miles away)
Totnes (Approx. 6 miles away)
Newton Abbot (Approx. 6 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.

Parking

Limited parking

Nearby Car Parks

Preston Gardens, Paignton (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Colin Road, Paignton (Long stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Travelodge Paignton Seafront, Paignton (Unknown stay).
About 0.3 miles away
Victoria, Paignton (Long stay).
About 0.7 miles away
Crossways Shopping Centre, Paignton (Unknown stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Churchward Road, Paignton (Long stay).
About 0.8 miles away
Great Western, Paignton (Short stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Paignton Station, Paignton (Long stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Station Lane, Paignton (Long stay).
About 0.9 miles away
Roundham, Paignton (Long stay).
About 0.9 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Torbay