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“Fantastic Beach”
Review of Goodrington Sands

Goodrington Sands
Ranked #2 of 35 things to do in Paignton
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

Great for all ages, flat sands with rock pools between the two beaches, take a bucket and net , kids amused for hours. Shop with all beach style basics. Snack bar, pub with food and a cafe. and good toilet facilities. Steam train stop and the back drop to the sands are the trains . out door gym equipment located next to the bmx track. Swan boats on a lake and small out door play area. One beach permits dogs all year round. Can hire wet suits and boats, pedalos high season. Our favorite local beach, has retained a sense of traditional British seaside with out being tacky.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

A wonderful red sand beach with cliff walks and a nature reserve, large car park and a family friendly pub as well as the inevitable burger bars and ice crean shops, Look out to sea and enjoy the views of Torbay and it is all worth it.

Thank mstb
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

It was slightly dull and overcast but we like it like that as there are hardly any dog walkers. The sun then came out and so did the dogs! they are not on leads and come charging up to you and can jump up if you're not careful , the owners are far away and don't control them. It's a long beach and it just ends up with little children in the rock pools and dogs tearing up and down. In the summer dogs aren't allowed but then it's swarming with sun bathers. Its nice to stop off at the pub after a stroll and the rock walk, close by is a nice stroll too over to Roundham Head and Paignton Harbour. If you like dogs you will be ok.

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Reviewed October 16, 2013

This beach is so nice and much better that the main Paignton beach, but we like the pier at the main Paignton Beach too

Thank Colin548
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Try to visit at peak period otherwise it will be very quiet.Take a walk along the front where you will find nice scenery and a pleasant pub.There is a good slide come swimming pool(check opening times)

Thank Howard c
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