Goodrington

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Goodrington
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Goodrington beach and part of the park
Goodrington is located in Devon
Goodrington
Goodrington
Goodrington shown within Devon
Population 6,910 (ward 2011)[1]
OS grid reference SX8959
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PAIGNTON
Postcode district TQ4
Dialling code 01803
Police Devon and Cornwall
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Devon
50°25′19″N 3°33′45″W / 50.421944°N 3.5625°W / 50.421944; -3.5625Coordinates: 50°25′19″N 3°33′45″W / 50.421944°N 3.5625°W / 50.421944; -3.5625

Goodrington is a coastal village in Devon, England. It is situated in Tor Bay and lies between Torquay and Brixham, less than 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Paignton.

Goodrington has a railway station, on the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway, a water park, three beaches, a park with boating lake, various shops and other facilities. To the south there is also a popular dog walking route running along the coast to Broadsands. This passes several fishing spots and "Sugarloaf", a large hill with a view of the Bay. The village has two churches, St. George's (Anglican) and the Goodrington Methodist Church.

Environment[edit]

The village is home to the largest known Davey Elm in the UK [2] Goodrington Park and Youngs Park are now tended by a local group called Youngs Park People who keep the green in excellent condition with many planted areas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Goodrington and Roseland ward 2011.Retrieved 6 April 2015". 
  2. ^ Tree Register of the British Isles.