Goodrington Sands


Goodrington Sands is a sandy beach on the English Riviera on the outskirts of Paignton.

This sandy beach with clean waters has earned the Blue Flag Award and lifeguard patrols in the summer months make for safe swimming conditions.

The beaches are gently shelving with a promenade at one end and rocks leading around to Oyster Cove at the other. The beach is split into two, South Sands & North Sands, by a minor headland, Middle Stone, that has a bar and restaurants overlooking the bay.

North Sands (the promenade end) is very tidal and the sea comes up to the sea wall. South Sands has a bigger expanse of soft sand and the sea seldom covers over half the beach.


  • Goodrington Sands
  • Paignton
  • Devon
  • TQ4 6LP