Local Beaches

Beautiful beaches right on our doorstep

You won’t need to travel far from Beaches Guest House to find a fabulous sandy beach.

One of the great beauties of Torbay, is its unspoilt coastline offering some breath-taking views. Along a 22 mile stretch, over 20 beaches and secluded coves comprise the aptly named English Riviera. So whether you’re after a place to lay your towel, build sandcastles, have a gentle paddle, explore a rock pool or just a quiet place to sit, you’re sure to find a beach to suit.

View video below & capture a taste of the English Riviera…


Literally a 2 min walk from the Beaches Guest House, a great family beach. On this safe, clean beach you can sunbathe, swim or make castles in the sand, or why not grab a fishing net and explore the rock pools at low tide? In amongst the seaweed you’ll find sea slugs, shrimps and periwinkles. This is also a great place to go for a swim, as Preston Sands has both Sea side Award.


A stones throw from Preston Beach you’ll find Paignton Beach which offers the ultimate family day out at the seaside. With a sandy beach, safe swimming and a whole host of activities to enjoy, this promises to be a fun day out for all the family. There’s lots to do; you can hire a pedalo, take a fishing trip from the nearby harbour or simply sit back and relax in a deckchair.


Goodrington Beach is a good 25 min walk from the Beaches Guest House with a good hill thrown in for good measure  (or 5 mins in the car). Goodrington has everything your family needs for a traditional seaside holiday. Goodrington beach is divided into two parts, the North Beach and the South Beach. If you’re bringing the dog, you can walk him any time on the North Beach.


The furthest beach from the Beaches Guest House but still very much worth the 10 minute drive and visit.  Broadsands is a beautiful long sandy beach in an idyllic rural setting. It’s gently sloping gradient makes it a popular choice for families with children or those wishing to distance themselves from amusement arcades. At low tide interesting rock pools are exposed at the southern end of the beach and there is a large area of parkland directly behind the beach, the perfect spot for a game of football or cricket.