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Paignton is home to many beautiful places and spaces. Visit stunning cliff tops, sandy beaches and pretty woodlands.

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Please help us care for these beautiful places by taking you litter and dog waste home with you for disposal. Read our advice on visiting our parks and open spaces during this time, before planning your visit: 

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Occombe is our working farm on the edge of Paignton. Here you will find a 2km easy-access nature trail, orchard and gardens, farm café and an education centre. Get close to wildlife in the bird hide, take part in seasonal discovery trails around the farm or enjoy home-cooked dishes in our Occombe Farm Cafe. Occombe is open to the public all year round. Parking and entry are free. More about Occombe Farm.

Occombe Farm and Occombe Farm Cafe are currently closed. 

Paignton beach cliffs


The Trust cares for this headland overlooking Goodrington Sands in Paignton. It is a small coastal park bordered by sandstone cliffs, which are a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Offers stunning views out towards Brixham and across Torquay. The South West Coast Path also runs through this area too. Look out for our special ranger led Rock Pooling events!

Paignton beach


Saltern Cove is Britain’s only designated underwater Local Nature Reserve – an important geological SSSI with high-quality marine life too. The Trust carries out educational visits, events and walks at the site. Overlooking Saltern Cove, Sugarloaf Hill offers stunning coastal views The South West Coast Path also runs through this site. 

Scadson Woods

Scadson Woods is a pretty 13 acre woodland situated between Occombe and Cockington and can be explored via a network of pathways. It is brimming with wildlife including badgers, rabbits and even roe deer have been spotted here! A favourite spot for walks and free-riding.

Occombe Farm trails


Occombe, Scadson and Cockington Valley Woods include areas of Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland and many interesting historical features as well as high quality habitats. They were designated Local Nature Reserves in 2004. The woodlands connect Occombe Farm and Cockington offering walking and cycling routes. Walking Routes & Cycling Trails.

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