The Area

Paignton and South Devon – The Area

Goodrington Sands Beach

Goodrington Sands Beach

We are perfectly situated for a relaxing holiday In Torbay, the hotel is right in between Paignton and Goodrington providing you with lots to explore within easy walking distance. Join the South West Coastal Path near the top of our road and wander off in either direction.

Only a couple of minutes walk to the north is the gorgeous Goodrington Sands, a perfect safe clean sandy beach ideal for a swim or building sand castles, snorkelling and rock pools, and warm shallow bathing ideal for all ages. Also the Splashdown Water Park with water flumes and play areas.

Walk through Roundham Gardens and through the beautifully kept cliff gardens to the promenade and enjoy Devonshire ice-cream, the boating lake and Youngs Park Wildfowl Conservation Area, large green for ball games etc, there is also a pub and restaurant in-between the north and south sands.

Behind Goodrington Sands is Torbay Leisure Centre with large indoor swimming pool, gymnasium and health suite, squash courts and other great sports and leisure facilities.


Paignton Harbour

Paignton Harbour

Walk in the other direction and you come to the picturesque Paignton Harbour. Take a ride on a boat, go on a fishing trip, get a ferry to Torquay or Dartmouth. There are many lovely restaurants and cafes to enjoy. Also the hidden Fairy Cove; a small sandy ‘secret’ beach perfect for a swim or sun bathing.

A short walk on takes you to Paignton’s main beach with the greens and the famous pier, there are regular events on the seafront from concerts to sailing events, also a crazy golf course and large modern playpark. There are many hotels, restaurants, pubs and clubs, many with outdoor seating, nightclubs with live music, also quieter venues; something for everyone.