For those who fancy a more secluded spot for their day on the shore in South Devon, Fairy Cove is a pretty little beach to be found just behind the harbour wall in Paignton. The cove is a striking sight with its red sand and a backdrop of sandstone cliffs, and the beach is a mixture of sand, shingle and rock pools.
Paignton harbour is just a stone’s throw away, so toilets, shops and cafes are within easy reach from Fairy Cove. Dogs are also welcome on Fairy Cove beach, so this is a convenient choice of beach for those on dog-friendly holidays in Paignton. Please note that disabled access is difficult as the beach must be entered via steps.