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A Guide to Paignton

Paignton Pier - A Local Guide to Paignton in Torbay, South Devon

Literally at the centre of the seaside resort of Torbay, Paignton is the oldest of the three English Riviera towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham. From its iconic pier with amusements and family fun, to the long sandy beaches, award-winning local attractions such as Paignton Zoo and Splashdown Quaywest water park, we think Paignton is the perfect family seaside destination! Each year, hundreds of thousands of people journey to Paignton to enjoy beach holidays on the Devon coastline, and we hear tales of how people never realised how amazing somewhere like this could be! From budget beach breaks to luxury pads, we're proud to have a large number of self-catering holiday homes in Paignton to offer to our guests, and they're all spoilt for choice with things to see and do!

We're also lucky enough to journey to Paignton fairly frequently from our office on Torquay Harbourside, as well as bringing our friends and family who travel from afar to see what all the fuss is for. That's meant that we can hand-pick our favourite beaches, restaurants and attractions in Paignton to share with you!

Paignton Beaches - Beach Holidays in Paignton, Devon

Paignton Beaches

From Goodrington Sands to Broadsands Beach, Paignton plays host to several miles of sun, sand and, of course, ice cream huts! These are our favourite selection of Paignton Beaches.

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Paignton Food and Drink - Self Catering Family Holidays in Paignton

Paignton Food and Drink

From fresh local fish and chips to fine dining experiences, Paignton has a huge variety of restaurants, pubs and bars to cater for everyone, from outsiders to family groups, and even romantic meals for two

Paignton Attractions - Things to Do in Paignton, South Devon

Paignton Attractions

From the award-winning Paignton Zoo to beautiful journeys on the Steam Railway, and thrills and excitement at Splashdown Quaywest, Paignton has so much to offer, and attractions to keep the whole family entertained!