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.
During the summer months you can enjoy a game of mini golf here on the 9 hole Pitch & Putt course.
In 1920 two German E Boats captured in WWI were being towed to Teignmouth for scrapping. Unfortunately a storm came in and one boat the S-24 ran aground on Preston Beach where she was later recovered and taken away. The other boat, the T-189 slammed into the rocks at Roundham Head and remained there. It was heavily salvaged but a lot of it remains are still there today. At low tide there are still remnants visible amongst the rocks. The water where it lies submerged is only about 20 to 30 ft deep (or about 6-8 metres) on a high tide.
- There are only two WW1 E Boat wrecks in the whole of Britain’s waters, the other is at Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands, Scotland.
- Car, You can usually find free on street parking around Alta Vista Rd, Cliff Rd or Roundham Ave, if not parking is available in the nearby multi storey off Cliff Rd TQ4 6DH with 100 spaces.
- Mon-Sun 8:00am – 10:00pm
- 1 Hour £1.50
- 90 Mins £2.00
- 2 Hours £2.50
- 3 Hours £4.00
- 4 Hours £4.50
- 5 Hours £5.50
- 24 Hours £10.00
- Overnight £2.50 (Overnight: In after 10:00pm Out by 8:00am)
- Height restrictions: 1.98m.
- There are no disabled spaces.
- Easy walk – Surfaced paths and pavements with the option of beach section and steps. Main route accessible to wheelchair users.