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- Dog friendly beach in Devon
- Mainly sandy beach
- At low tide there are rock pools
- Added by Torbay Council
Goodrington Sands - Dog Friendly Beach in Devon
This mainly sandy beach represents an unusual combination of attractive scenery, the Quaywest Water Park and an area of established park land. It is therefore a major attraction in the area, capable of supporting a very large number of visitors. Facilities and amenities are outstanding for all age groups with amusements and the seashore centre. At low tide there are rock pools to explore.
During the summer season the local steam train can be seen running along the back of south sands beach.
Beach Office: 01803 665485
Awards: Quality Coast Award
Type: Sandy with rock pools
Location & Access: Paignton is the nearest town with good main road access. There is ample car parking as well as local rail and bus services. Bus Nos. 12 & 120.
Disabled: Access is easy, level areas throughout. A beach wheel chair is available.
Dogs: Banned during the summer season on South Sands. Dogs on the promenade must be on leads at all times. Dogs may be exercised on North Sands beach.
Safety: Beach Manager, Supervision, Life buoys, Warning flags, First aid, Lost child centre and Patrol boat
Facilities: Cafe/restaurant, Beach huts, Toilets (open all year), Disabled visitors’ facilities, Disabled access to beach, Deckchair hire, Pedalo hire, Slipway, Promenade and crazy golf.
Seaside Activities: Windsurfing and Paddleboats
Wet Weather Facilities: Amusement arcade behind the beach. Leisure centre across the main road at Clennon Valley.
Car Park: Quaywest Car Park across a road with disabled visitors’ spaces
Surrounding Area: Shop and wildlife reserve. Camp sites close by.
Beach information kindly added by Torbay Council
“Have visited the area a few times & we always try to get a day at Goodrington. Having a young son & two large dogs it's a great place for the whole family. Can be lots of seaweed but hey it's a beach.”
- Emma Legg