Right in the centre of Torbay, this part of Devon is one of the most popular tourist areas in Britain. The main windsurfing spot is around Paignton Pier. For experienced sailors, E gives bigger waves than Torquay and there’s a tidal pull towards the pier. In light winds it’s a safe area for beginners, W – SW winds cross to cross off, flat-water conditions. Access to the water is easy on this sandy beach, there’s even a grassy area to rig on. There is no parking by the beach in summer, but there is an unloading bay with parking closer to town.
Parking: No parking next to the beach in summer
Ideal Wind: SW, S, SE, NE, & E
Suitable for: Everyone