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Place Category: Beaches
Preston Sands beach is a red sandy beach and at low tide you will find rock pools at the northern end. Further along it joins Paignton promenade and Paignton Sands that stretches right along the front to Paignton Harbour.
Facilities include parking, toilets, disabled visitors’ facilities with disabled access to beach, cafe/restaurant, beach huts, deckchair hire, slipway, promenade and pier.
Dogs banned during the summer but exercise area provided.
Preston Sands Beach Weather Forecast
Light rain on Saturday through Tuesday, with temperatures falling to 16°C on Thursday.Clear throughout the day.Today's Forecast
11->200% 3% 5 mph
5:15 am 9:09 pmPartly cloudy overnight.Friday, May 26th
11->190% 4% 11 mph
5:14 am 9:10 pmLight rain until afternoon.Saturday, May 27th
12->1951% 63% 5 mph
5:13 am 9:12 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Sunday, May 28th
9->191% 67% 2 mph
5:12 am 9:13 pmLight rain starting in the afternoon.Monday, May 29th
13->1968% 80% 7 mph
5:11 am 9:14 pmLight rain in the morning.Tuesday, May 30th
12->1966% 56% 9 mph
5:10 am 9:15 pmClear throughout the day.Wednesday, May 31st
10->180% 2% 5 mph
5:10 am 9:16 pmPartly cloudy starting in the evening.Thursday, Jun 1st
12->161% 14% 6 mph
5:09 am 9:17 pm
Preston Sands Beach Tide Times
Preston Sands Beach Water quality
Samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
- Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
- Good: generally good water quality
- Sufficient: meets minimum standards
- Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
Photos from around the surrounding area