Best Beaches In Paignton, Devon

We've rounded up the best beaches in Paignton in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 18 Paignton beaches to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the beaches we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Blackpool Sands

  • Dartmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

This is one of the most picturesque, perfectly formed beaches in the country: a crescent two thirds of a mile long with coarse golden sand and aquama...

Slapton Sands and Torcross Beach

  • Torcross
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Slapton Sands and Torcross Beach offers a pebbly beach no good for sand castling but it's offset by great water activities at the Torcross end, inclu...

Dawlish Warren Beach

  • Dawlish Warren
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Dawlish Warren A stunning location with clear Blue Flag Awarded seas on three sides and a wide beach, which at low tide connects to a large sandbank...

Bigbury on Sea Beach

  • Modbury
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

This blue flag awarded beach is a perfect spot for a family day out, with safe swimming away from the river, on the gently shelving sands. Canoeing a...

Thurlestone Sands

  • Thurlestone
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Thurlestone Sands with its wide sandy beach is one of several locally owned by the National Trust and attracts both families and water sports enthusi...

Portwrinkle Beach

  • Torpoint
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

At Portwrinkle beach in Cornwall, you get not only one, but two fantastic beaches! Once you head down the steps to the shore, there’s Portwrinkle bea...

The Bar and Cove Vean

  • Isles of Scilly
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

The Bar and Cove Vean is a quiet, peaceful place even in the height of summer, this beach is on St Agnes, a short ferry trip from St Mary. Take the s...

Lyme Regis Beach

  • Lyme Regis
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Lyme Regis’ harbour, also known as The Cobb, is a great place to head to for a fantastic day out. Set against the curved wall of the harbour, you can...

Charmouth Beach

  • Bridport
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Charmouth beach is a must-stop destination with the kids and comes with all the great things we all love about a trip to the beach. Lay down a blanke...

Seaton Beach

  • Torpoint
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Seaton beach in Cornwall, a pebbled beach that the little ones will love exploring, with rock pools and even a little river, there’s loa...

Seatown Beach

  • Bridport
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a great day out in the outdoors? Then look no further than Seatown Beach! This shingled beach is tucked away in the countryside, so you’l...

Millendreath Beach

  • Looe
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Fancy a day out at a quiet and remote sandy beach in Cornwall? Millendreath beach is a great find, and at low tide you’ll find a long, soft and sandy...

Talland Bay Beach

  • Looe
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Taking a trip to Talland Bay means you get not one, but two lively sheltered beaches, Talland Sands and Rotterdam beach.  One is sandy and one is roc...

Polperro Beach

  • Looe
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Polperro beach in Cornwall, a gorgeous tiny sandy beach in a picturesque fishing village with white-washed cottages, it’s the perfect sp...

Lantic Bay

  • Fowey
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’re an active family, Lantic Bay in Cornwall should definitely be on your list! With amazing views and a great seafront, it’ll create great mem...

Readymoney Cove Beach

  • Fowey
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Explore Readymoney Cove beach in Cornwall, a great sandy beach that’s sheltered by some cliffs, making it the perfect place for a splash about in the...

Westward Ho! Beach

  • Bideford
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Westward Ho! Named and indeed built after Charles Kingsley's 1855 novel this is a sandy beach backing onto a pebble ridge, with excellent swimming in...

Polkerris Beach

  • Polkerris
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Explore the idyllic Polkerris beach in Cornwall, a fantastic sandy cove, that’s perfect to splash about in the water.  This little sandy cove is shel...

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