Paignton has 5 beaches, Broadsands Beach, Elberry Cove, Goodrington Sands, Paignton Sands and Preston Sands. Paignton also has another 3 small coves, the first two are Saltern Cove and Oyster Cove which is next to Goodrington Sands Beach, and Fairy Cove is next to Paignton Harbour.
At low tide it is possible to walk between Preston Sands and Paignton Sands which is separated at high tide by the Redcliff Hotel.
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Broadsands Beach in Paignton is in an idealistic rural setting, it is a red sandy beach which is between Goodrington and Brixham in Torbay, and has great views of Tor Bay, making it popular with locals and visitors. The beach is particular popular with families.
Elberry Cove in Paignton is a pebbled secluded beach surrounded by woodland.
Goodrington Sands Beach in Paignton is at the heart of the English Riviera, midway between Brixham and Torquay, a safe sandy award winning family beach where you can hire pedalos, sun loungers, beach huts or deck chairs, or go for a stroll through the gardens on the cliffs, which are lit up at dusk, to Paignton harbour.