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Roundham Head

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Roundham Head

Walking up from Goodrington Beach along the slowly ascending winding path through the south facing rock gardens, you will come across many sub tropical plants which were donated by the Paignton Zoological Gardens, these plants thrive in this sheltered location and the rock garden takes on a whole new dimension after dark when the lighting of many colours comes on creating a truly wonderful sight.

At the top of the cliff walk is Roundham Head, a grass covered outcrop of land with breathtaking views of the whole of the bay from Berry Head to Thatcher rock; the second smaller rock is called the Ore stone.

The Torbay and Countryside Trust took over the protection and care of Roundham Head in 2004. During the summer months you can enjoy a game of mini golf here on the 9 hole Pitch & Putt course.

Continuing our walk on through Roundham Head and you will come to Paignton Harbour, which has plenty of pleasure boats offering trips along the breathtakingly beautiful South Devon coastline, and also up the River Dart through Dartmouth to Totnes.

Roundham Head
Roundham Head
Roundham Head
Roundham Head

The Roundham peninsula and headland rocks were laid down between 280 and 230 million years ago when this area was a desert. This era is often referred to as the Permian Period and the red sandstones of Roundham are the compacted particles of sand and other rocky material from that desert age.

Goodrington Sands Beach - The perfect place to be for your Paignton holiday by the sea