Broadsands Beach

Broadsands beach is a beautiful sweep of fine red sands, between rocky headlands. This beach is an ideal beach for families with children, the long promenade is lined with colourful beach huts and gives a level walk to both ends of the beach.

This beach is a favoured starting point for coastal walkers.

Facilities at the beach include parking, toilets, food, beach huts, deckchair and pedalo hire.

Devon also has a similarly named beach near Watermouth between Ilfracombe and Combe Martin on Devon’s North Coast, click here for Broadsands beach, Ilfracombe.

Broadsands Beach is a Blue Flag Beach & has a seaside award
Broadsands Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Broadsands Beach has dog restrictions.
Bovisand Bay beach does not allow dogs in the summer.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 96 beaches in Devon, or check our list of Devon Dog Friendly Beaches.


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Broadsands Beach Water Quality

Water 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.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 4.8℃ to 5.9℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, Feb 09cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.8℃ to 6.9℃ with wind speed 4.4 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Feb 10fair_night
Expect a temp in the range -0.5℃ to 1.1℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (NNW)
Saturday, Feb 11cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.8℃ to 6.3℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Feb 12fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.1℃ to 6.9℃ with wind speed 1.8 m/sec (ENE)
Monday, Feb 13clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.8℃ to 7℃ with wind speed 4.4 m/sec (SE)
Tuesday, Feb 14cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.9℃ to 7.5℃ with wind speed 1.7 m/sec (SSE)

Paignton weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Broadsands Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Broadsands Beach is at Greenway Quay 3.32 km (2.06 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:36 (Height 0.98m)
   High Tide at 08:00 (Height 4.51m)
   Low Tide at 13:58 (Height 0.83m)
   High Tide at 20:20 (Height 4.27m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:05 (Height 0.99m)
   High Tide at 08:25 (Height 4.52m)
   Low Tide at 14:26 (Height 0.92m)
   High Tide at 20:45 (Height 4.21m)
Fri 10 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:34 (Height 1.03m)
   High Tide at 08:53 (Height 4.50m)
   Low Tide at 14:53 (Height 1.02m)
   High Tide at 21:13 (Height 4.14m)
Sat 11 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:02 (Height 1.08m)
   High Tide at 09:23 (Height 4.45m)
   Low Tide at 15:21 (Height 1.12m)
   High Tide at 21:44 (Height 4.04m)
Sun 12 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:33 (Height 1.17m)
   High Tide at 09:57 (Height 4.33m)
   Low Tide at 15:51 (Height 1.22m)
   High Tide at 22:19 (Height 3.91m)
Mon 13 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:09 (Height 1.32m)
   High Tide at 10:36 (Height 4.16m)
   Low Tide at 16:28 (Height 1.37m)
   High Tide at 23:02 (Height 3.75m)
Tue 14 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:57 (Height 1.54m)
   High Tide at 11:25 (Height 3.91m)
   Low Tide at 17:19 (Height 1.58m)

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