Paignton (Paignton Sands)
Devon, TQ4 6AG, Lat/Long 50.4N 3.6W
A favourite flat sandy beach for families visiting the English Riviera, Paignton Sands offers easy access and plenty of entertainment on the pier for visitors. Behind the beach, there's a large grassy green on which events are staged most weekends. There's also a host of beach kiosks and cafes lining the beach with pedalos and boats for hire.
It's also a perfect location for swimming and water sports with town centre shops a short stroll away. Paignton Sands is a safe and clean environment for children with the shallow sea ideal for paddling.
- Benefits from the 2002 Torbay Clean Sweep scheme
- Brokenbury sewage treatment works offers secondary treatment with ultraviolet disinfection before discharge through an outfall at Sharkham Point. This discharge is designed to protect bathing water quality
- There are two emergency/storm overflows affecting this bathing water. Overflows exist to protect homes, gardens, roads and open spaces from sewer flooding normally after storms
- Bathing water quality in this area can be affected by urban drainage.
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Local activities and interests
Swimming, rock pooling and walks.
Parking next to the beach and in the nearby town centre. Toilets, shops, food and litter bins. No Surf Life Saving GB club at this beach (Nearest club is Torbay Surf Life Saving Club at Goodrington beach).
Latest quality samples: visit the Environment Agency's website.
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