Terms & Conditions - Cancellations

Period Before Arrival Date

More then 3 months

Loss of half of deposit paid (10% of tariff)

Period Before Arrival Date

Less then 3 months

Loss of deposit (20% of tariff) - Deposits are not transferable

Period Before Arrival Date

Less then 31 days

No refund of the balance paid can be given if cancellation* occurs within 1 calendar month to the commencement of the booked accommodation unless we are able, but with loss of deposit, to re-let the accommodation; But at such short notice ! 

Cancellation may be made by telephone, email or in writing by recorded delivery to the owner´s address. Cancellation of accommodation will be effective from the date of receipt by us of the written cancellation notice, email or telephone call.  

If you need to cancel your holiday booking, and not be liable for the balance due, then please let us know as soon as possible. 

You have a 10 day period after booking your reservation to change your mind and cancel your reservation and receive a full refund. 

*Guests are, therefore, recommended to insure against this possibility in case of cancellation. 


Dogs Welcome

Dogs Welcome - Up to 2 dogs per apartments 3, 4 and the caravan; (Pets are not allowed upstairs in apartment 1.) - For people who like to bring their dogs with them on holiday, our apartments 3 & 4 are absolutely ideal, as they are located on the ground floor and each has its own entrance from the garden, they both have ceramic floor tiles throughout, so no need to worry about muddy feet and the like, as a quick wipe and all is as good as new. Dogs are also allowed in the holiday caravan. 

T & C's for Pets

TERMS & CONDITIONS WHEN DOGS ARE PERMITTED - The hirer will be responsible for the cost of replacement for any damage incurred by pets during the hirer´s stay, therefore it is best if dogs are not left unattended in the apartments or caravan at any time. 

Blue Waters has a garden for those who like to chill out on the patio or lawn with their pets. 

Saltern Cove

Just down the lane to the beach there is the coastal foot path to Brixham, just 200 metres along this path is a field by Oyster & Saltern Cove, where most of the local people take their dogs, where there are benches to sit and admire the fantasic sea views while the dogs can run and play with each other. Dogs are allowed on the beach at Saltern Cove & Oyster Cove which is only a 5 minute walk from Blue Waters Holiday Apartments. 

Dog Beach Rules

Dogs are allowed off lead on the beach at Goodrington Sands North all year. (Just by the Brewers Fayre family eatery pub). 

Dogs are also allowed off lead in Youngs / Goodrington park which is adjacent to Goodrington Sands North beach. 

Dogs are not allowed on the beach at Goodrington Sands South between May and September except on lead on the promenade. 

Directions to Blue Waters

Follow the signs to Goodrington Beach, our road Cliff Park Road, just opposite the Waterside Inn and next to the parade of shops, is off the main Brixham to Paignton Road, (B3199 Dartmouth Road). 

We are only 150 metres  from Goodrington Sands Beach in Paignton. We are next to the car park in Cliff Park Road  which continues on to the beach. There are only 2 roads that lead to  Goodrington Sands Beach off the main Brixham to Paignton Road, one  is Tanners road the other is ours: Cliff Park Road. (NOT cliff park avenue  which is a cul-de-sac.) 

Local Shops

The shops are just 50 metres away from Blue Waters Holiday Apartments. 

The local shops consist of a Co-op mini supermarket, HSBC bank cash point machine, post office, fish & chips takeaway, Chinese takeaway, Cantonese takeaway,  doner kebabs & pizzas takeaway, sandwich bar, hairdressers, barbers, beachwear shop, dog grooming salon and Torbay Mobility.  
This is also the main bus route with bus stops on both sides of the road to Brixham or Paignton / Torquay.
Opposite the shops is the Waterside Garage and the Waterside Inn, where you can enjoy a meal in the dining area.
The Inn on the Quay is located right on Goodrington Sands Beach and has plenty of outside seating. 

Access Statement

  • We apologise that Blue Waters is not suitable for wheelchair users or people with impaired mobility. 
  • Access to Apartment 1 is via the main entrance and is situated on the first floor and accessed via a staircase 90cm wide with handrail, 5 steps to mid landing then 10 steps to top landing. 
  • Access to Apartment 3 (ground floor) is via a gravel path 85cm wide and 6 patio steps; It can also be accessed via a shorter route which is via a gravel path with no steps, but only 46cm wide (18 inches wide) at its narrowest point. 
  • Access to Apartment 4 (ground floor) is via a gravel path and a step 18cm high and 20cm deep, then over the 15cm threshold. The internal layout of apartment 4 makes it unsuitable for wheelchair users. 
  • Access to the Holiday Caravan is via a gravel path and 6 patio steps with 2 steps at the entrance of the caravan.

  • Our extensive website has all the information about the accommodation with pictures of all the rooms. 
  • All Accommodation is Non Smoking (To comply with new legislation)  
  • Bookings / enquiries can be made directly from the website via email, or via telephone. 
  • A map and directions to Blue Waters can be found on this page, which also lists the local shops just 50 metres away, a map can also be found in our brochure. 
  • The nearest bus stop to Paignton / Torquay is just - 100 metres away and to Brixham - 150 metres away. 
  • Paignton railway station is 1.5Km away. Outside the Railway station is a taxi rank and bus station. 
  • Goodrington Sands Beach is only 150 metres away down a gentle sloping cul-de-sac lane. 
  • Bookings are from 2 p.m on day of arrival to 10 a.m on day of departure.

  • Car Parking Facilities
  • Blue Waters car park is of a gravel construction and has a car space for each holiday unit. 
  • Main Entrance & Reception
  • On arrival please ring the door bell at the main entrance, where you will be greeted and shown to your accommodation. 
  • Access to the main entrance is via two steps.  
  • Garden
  • Guests have full use of the garden of Blue Waters which also has a lawn with patios and tables and chairs, palm trees and some sea views of the bay. 
  • Dog friendly accommodation
  • Dogs welcome
  • Blue Waters Holidays

Payment Information

A 20% deposit is required on booking, with the balance due 1 month prior to the start date of the booking.

Payment by Credit/Debit Card  

Payment can be made by Visa, MasterCard, Maestro & JCB cards by telephone at time of booking (excluding American Express) 

Payment by Cheque  

Please make cheques payable to "Blue Waters" with your name & address to:- Blue Waters, Cliff Park Road, Paignton, Devon. TQ4 6NB.  The booking will be held for 7 days awaiting cheque deposit.

Payment by PayPal

Please send a request by email that you would like to pay by PayPal and we will send you a payment request.

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Blue Waters Holiday Guide to Paignton

Welcome to The English Riviera in the beautiful shire of South Devon.

At the heart of the English Riviera, Goodrington Sands in Paignton is well known as a beautiful family holiday destination, with a gently sloping sandy beach, which is well managed every morning by tractor, tides permitting, to remove seaweed and stones washed up by the sea.

Goodrington Sands has all the normal facilities like beach huts, deck chairs, sunloungers and pedalo hire and also has beach manager supervision during the main season.

Goodrington Sands is also famous for the steam railway which runs adjacent to the sea, and can be boarded here at Goodrington Station for a journey along the picturesque South Devonshire coast line to Kingswear, where you can cross the River Dart by ferry over to Dartmouth.

Goodrington Sands also has a park with boating lake, nature reserve, go-karts and crazy golf and has a history dating back to the sixteenth century. There is also the old navel hospital from the Napoleonic war which is now a family friendly eatery pub which is part of the Brewers Fayre chain with plenty of outside seating taking in the breathtaking views of the bay.

Splashdown Waterpark at Quaywest is situated on the beach at Goodrington Sands and includes 8 slides & flumes, swimming pool and childrens toddler play areas, with the water heated to 27 celsius you can relax on the gentle Surf Lagoon or experience the exhilarating Screamer or the Wild Kamikaze. 

Goodrington Sands Beach Attractions

Goodrington Sands has some great attraction like the Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway which can be boarded here at Goodrington Station and takes you along the South Devon coastline to Kingswear. 

One of the other main attractions which is on the boarder between Goodrington and Paignton is Paignton Zoo, 

Splashdown Waterpark at Quaywest is situated on the beach at Goodrington Sands and includes 8 slides & flumes, swimming pool and childrens toddler play areas, with the water heated to 27 celsius you can relax on the gentle Surf Lagoon or experience the exhilarating Screamer or the Wild Kamikaze. 

Torbay Leisure Centre is situated just by Goodrington Sands Beach on the Dartmouth Road and has a 33.3metre indoor swimming pool and also a cafe bar.

Goodrington & Youngs Park - For the kids there are Go-Karts which also has Family Karts, for smaller children (accompanied by adults)

Also on Goodrington Pond you can hire bumper boats or swan pedalos for a slow meander around the pond. Next to the pond there is a crazy golf pitch and putt area and green.   

Saltern Cove Goodrington

Saltern Cove is a natural cove located just a few hundred metres from Goodrington Sands Beach, it is accessed from a field above by a flight of steps which are a bit uneven in places and require great care, but is well worth it for people who like to clamber over rocks and rock pools, it is also worth mentioning that Saltern Cove is a site of special scientific interest and a local nature reserve which extends to approximately 350 meters below the low water mark. 

Saltern Cove is a favourite with dog walkers and people on holiday with their pets as they are allowed on the beach all year around.

Next to Saltern Cove there is another smaller cove called Oster Cove which has better access via a part metal staircase from the field above.

The field above the two coves has seating which take in the fantastic panorama view of Tor Bay. 

Paignton Sands

Paignton Sands has a gently sloping beach with the soft red sanded beach continuing on to Preston Sands at low to mid tide making this the largest continuous beach in Torbay, and as a legacy from the Victorian era, a pier which extends into the sea for about 200 metres.

On Paignton Sands you can hire beach huts, deckchairs, and sunloungers and for a gentle meander in the sea, why not hire a pedalo, a great way to cool off, especially on hot summer days. Paignton Sands also has beach manager supervision and first aid.

At one end of Paignton Sands is Paignton Harbour, which has plenty of pleasure boats for pleasure trips along the beautiful South Devonshire coastline, or why not spend the day on a fishing trip, there's plenty to choose from.

Adjacent to the beach is Paignton Green with a pirate themed crazy golf area, the Apollo cinema and restaurant, and plenty of snack kiosks alongside the beach. Just across the road there are plenty of watering holes for a thirst quenching drink.

Paignton Pier is a great all weather family attraction with great amusements, a snack bar and lots more, all with breathtaking views of the Bay. The pleasure pier which was opened in June 1879 and had a major facelift in the 1980's

Paignton is mentioned in records dating back to the Domesday Book of 1086 AD. The town's name has also been spelled as Paington and Peynton and is derived from Paega's town, the name of the original Celtic settlement. Paignton was a small fishing village until the 19th century, when the Paington Harbour Act led to the construction of a new harbour in 1837. It was also around this time that the modern spelling of Paignton appeared.