Goodrington Sands

Goodrington Sands, Paignton: Address, Phone Number, Goodrington Sands Reviews: 4.5/5

Goodrington Sands
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M D
United Kingdom7 contributions
Family
Beg dog friendly beach! Our dog was overwhelmed 😂 dog haven, as we call it, wide red sandy beach, very clean, next to Young's Park where we tried the mini golf, boats, and ate meals at Cantina - a family run restaurant, food yummy, affordable, dogs allowed, chilled out place, music, live bands on some evenings, table tennis, and badminton area on the side, fast service. Walk back to our caravan at Hoburne Devon going towards Goodrington Sand south and climb up the hill and what view we got overlooking the beach. Rabbits will greet you on your walk too, unperturbed with walkers, just chilling out including baby bunnies!
Written July 24, 2022
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Rick W
Sevenoaks, UK1,928 contributions
Goodrington Sands was our favourite beach close to Torquay. Get there early to find a place (£8.50 for 24 hours) in the small Cliff Park road car park (46 spaces) and enjoy buying food from the small cafe/shop on the road down to the beach or the excellent beach cafe. There is one toilet (30 p charge - credit card only). the place gets busy but it is fairly sandy/stony and clean. Best of all you get stunning views of the steam trains coming out of Paignton and returning. It is worth going just for that!
Written August 19, 2021
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J H
30 contributions
The besty thing about this beach for me is the width of it. I like watersports and this beach can get very crowded in the summer but there is pletny of space to paddleboard and swim. The water can get a little busy in the shallows with paddlers but I usually find plently of space a little furhter out. You can follow the cliffs to other quiet beaches.

There is a cold shower for rinsing off and neraby food and parking. Unfortunately there are no 'public' toilets as the council pay a private company to run them and charge a fee for their use, even for local residents. But that's true across Torbay now.
Written May 3, 2022
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Cal
Oldham, UK2 contributions
Family
I've been coming here for years when I visit Devon & the crazy golf inflatable slides are always enjoyable. The Brewers Fayre Inn On The Quay is in a lovely place with a great view I didn't eat here this time but on previous times I have it's hit & miss. We enjoyed the pedalo swans today but the main reason for this review is the motor boats. I went to go on them with my 11 yr old daughter I know she'd end up going past the line in to the other lake or wouldn't exactly be able to use the engine on the motor boat. The guy who was running it really needs to do a course on Customer Service & Communication. Rules are rules & that's fine but raising his voice & saying sternly my daughter needs her own boat & how tall she is there is a certain way you do it I've worked in Customer Service & I work on the public sector & would never speak to someone like he did to us. The lady who runs the Pedalo Swans was very friendly & excellent service Inflatable Slides Crazy Golf very good too.
Written August 8, 2022
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harvardtraveller
London, UK57 contributions
Goodrington Sands is a clean, wide and safe beach for families.
Build sandcastles, go crabbing, have a safe swim on a very gently sloping beach into the sea, which make it safe for children.
Beach cafes offering honest food and drinks at a reasonable price with friendly staff.
We (four adults and three childen) spent all day here and we loved it.
Parking is close to the beach
Written July 23, 2021
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Mildenhall2
Bury St. Edmunds, UK228 contributions
Couples
It is OK for younger people wanting waterworks and a stroll for pensioners otherwise there is 25min walk to Paignton. The main road was the quickest way. Paignton I personally disliked no disabled loos without paying forget the radar key
Written June 27, 2021
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Debbie T
9 contributions
Family
Lovely beach and people were very good at social distancing.
Poor toilet facilities. One toilet for everyone, 30pence to use the toilet and with the amount of people that were on the beach and likely to use it, I don't see how this could be kept clean. No way I would let my 5 year old grandson go in there, so our visit to the beach was cut short when he needed the toilet and we had to return to our holiday accommodation for him to go.
Written June 13, 2021
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Andrew
Welwyn, UK1,476 contributions
We went in search of a dog friendly beach and was told the north part of the beach is dog friendly. There is a large car park 10 minutes walk away (remember to bring change). On our way to the beach we saw a water park, a small lake with boats for hire, a big park, a restaurant and then the beach. The beach is quite wide buy not very deep. Maybe it was high tide so it was quite packed. The sand is reddish in colour. The dog friendly part of the beach was full of dogs. So many that we decided to chill out in the park (vast green space) instead. Whist it was not what we had in mind, because of the surrounding and the park, we still had a great time for a couple of hours.
Written August 20, 2020
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Fred B
24 contributions
It was ok. There was a lovely park, but if you’re at the seaside you want a decent beach I would have thought. The area seemed a bit rundown, with minimal facilities. Naturally, the toilets were prioritised in terms of modernity, but that’s so that they can charge you a fortune, although that tends to be the norm in a modern UK where the rip-off is king - top tip: go behind a bush. There is a water park there, which I didn’t visit. It was the standard mass of curved plastic that you get with this sort of thing. The sea was in while we were there so there was no beach on the North Beach, where dogs are allowed (we have a dog), so be aware that this may be the case if you take your dog. In short: it was ok, but not a lot there, except for the waterpark, which might be brilliant. It’s probably reviewed here somewhere if you fancy it.
Written August 27, 2020
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Kristy E
17 contributions
Couples
Visited here on two occasions , one for breakfast and one for dinner. Food was excellent , restaurant was clean , right on the beach , easy accessible , free parking for up to 3 hours when provided with a parking voucher by the restAurant . Ample tables indoors and out doors . Dog friendly outdoors
Written August 31, 2020
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