Preston Sands Beach

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.

Preston Sands Beach is a Blue Flag Beach & has a seaside award
Preston Sands Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.
Preston Sands Beach has dog restrictions.
Preston Sands, dogs banned during the summer but exercise area provided.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 6 beaches at Paignton, 96 beaches in Devon, or check our list of Devon Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Preston Sands 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 3.7℃ to 4.5℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (NE)
Saturday, Dec 03lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 4.9℃ to 5.7℃ with wind speed 7.2 m/sec (NE)
Sunday, Dec 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5℃ to 5.5℃ with wind speed 6.7 m/sec (NE)
Monday, Dec 05rain
Expect a temp in the range 4.6℃ to 5.3℃ with wind speed 6.4 m/sec (NE)
Tuesday, Dec 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6℃ to 6.3℃ with wind speed 5.5 m/sec (NNE)
Wednesday, Dec 07fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.6℃ to 1.9℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (N)
Thursday, Dec 08clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range -0.6℃ to -0.1℃ with wind speed 3.3 m/sec (NW)

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

Preston Sands Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Preston Sands Beach is at TORQUAY 2.95 km (1.83 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.

Fri 02 Dec
   High Tide at 01:04 (Height 4.03m)
   Low Tide at 06:48 (Height 2.13m)
   High Tide at 13:28 (Height 4.32m)
   Low Tide at 19:31 (Height 1.89m)
Sat 03 Dec
   High Tide at 02:14 (Height 4.14m)
   Low Tide at 08:01 (Height 1.99m)
   High Tide at 14:34 (Height 4.40m)
   Low Tide at 20:34 (Height 1.72m)
Sun 04 Dec
   High Tide at 03:12 (Height 4.32m)
   Low Tide at 08:59 (Height 1.77m)
   High Tide at 15:29 (Height 4.53m)
   Low Tide at 21:27 (Height 1.54m)
Mon 05 Dec
   High Tide at 04:01 (Height 4.50m)
   Low Tide at 09:50 (Height 1.56m)
   High Tide at 16:18 (Height 4.63m)
   Low Tide at 22:14 (Height 1.38m)
Tue 06 Dec
   High Tide at 04:45 (Height 4.67m)
   Low Tide at 10:35 (Height 1.39m)
   High Tide at 17:02 (Height 4.70m)
   Low Tide at 22:55 (Height 1.29m)
Wed 07 Dec
   High Tide at 05:25 (Height 4.79m)
   Low Tide at 11:16 (Height 1.30m)
   High Tide at 17:42 (Height 4.74m)
   Low Tide at 23:34 (Height 1.26m)
Thu 08 Dec
   High Tide at 06:01 (Height 4.87m)
   Low Tide at 11:54 (Height 1.28m)
   High Tide at 18:19 (Height 4.73m)

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