Walk - Roundham Head
0.9 miles (1.4 km)
North Quay, Paignton Harbour - TQ4 6DH North Quay, Paignton Harbour
Easy - Surfaced paths and pavements with the option of beach section and steps. Main route accessible to wheelchair users.
A wheelchair-friendly walk around Paignton's Roundham Head, the hub of the town's sixteenth-century fishing industry. The headland's rocky red layered cliffs are topped with pines and sycamores, and there are extensive views, across Tor Bay to Torquay to the north and over Goodrington Sands to Brixham in the south. On a good day you can even see across Lyme Bay to Portland; but this is an equally captivating walk in poor weather, when the waves are dashed against the rocks and send plumes of surf high over the colourful line of beach huts at the foot of the cliff.
This is a dog friendly walk. Have a look at our Top Dog Walks on the South West Coast Path for more dog friendly beaches and pubs.
To download our Access guide, click here where you can find additional mapping and photographs showing gradients, path surfaces and other detailed information such as parking and toilet provision (and which includes a longer route to Goodrington Sands).