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Paignton - Devon - Uk
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Accommodation in Paignton

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English Riviera

Paignton TIC. The Esplanade, Paignton
TQ4 6BN tel:01803 558383

 
Paignton Beach
Paignton Beach - Devon
Paignton Beach
Paignton Beach - Devon
Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway
Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway
Paignton Zoo
Paignton Zoo - Devon

PAIGNTON ~ DEVON

Families love Paignton. Its long sandy beaches, colourful atmosphere, paddler friendly waters and first class attractions are the essential ingredients for a fabulous family holiday.

A traditional family resort with long, sandy beaches that provide a safe haven for both children and parents to enjoy. Numerous activities take place throughout the year ensuring that there is always plenty to amuse you whatever your age. Enjoy the annual regatta, carnival and funfairs and delight at the fireworks that set a colourful, memorable scene.

The level seafront boasts amusements of all types and a fun filled Pier. Lively family pubs and cafes line the promenade and the town centre is just a few minutes walk away. Wander down to the harbour and join a pleasure boat ride out across the Bay to either Torquay or Brixham.

During the summer months life seems to revolve around the seafront which comes alive to the sound of laughter and holiday fun. But there is also another side to this distinctive seaside town which can be found in the elegance of Oldway Mansion, the green coastline around Elberry Cove and the distinctive architecture of Palace Avenue. Paignton really is a town to savour.

Paignton's Seafront

Paignton BeachHoliday fun in Paignton revolves around the seafront. Here you'll find over half a mile of paddler friendly beach where you can hire a pedalo, take a boat trip or just relax under a parasol on one of our sun loungers.

For the more active, Paignton Green is close at hand. Sitting almost next to the beach, the Green is the setting for countless games of cricket, football and rounders! And in the summer months events are often staged there, including Children's Week in August.

By night, the seafront becomes a meeting place, the venue for an evening stroll under the illuminations or a place to simply watch the sun set on another day of your holiday.

Paignton Harbour

Paignton - Devon - UKAt the southern end of Paignton Sands you'll find the lively harbour. From here there are countless boat trips to locations all around the south Devon coastline along with fishing trips in the seas beyond.

Oldway Mansion - Paignton's Own Mansion

Oldway Mansion is the magnificent legacy of Paignton's most colourful family - the Singers of sewing machine fame.

Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway

Experience the romance of the steam age on a seven mile stretch of the Great Western Railway.

The train takes you on a spectacular journey alongside Tor Bay, then through wooded slopes to the town of Kingswear on the River Dart. From here you can take the passenger ferry across the river to explore the picturesque town of Dartmouth.

You could even take the Round Robin trip, which includes steam train to Dartmouth, a boat to Totnes and a return journey to Paignton by bus - what a day out!

Paignton Zoo
A new breed of Zoo

As featured in BBC1 Zookeppers this famous Zoo is celebrating the completion of a £6 million redevelopment, transforming the Zoo into a journey of discovery through the world's threatened habitats.

In this exciting world of wildlife you'll find state of the art enclosures designed with animals and visitors in mind. Stalk through the Big Cat Forest, swoop into the Bird Aviary and sink into the Wetland Experience. There's also plenty of "hands on" fun in the Ark, beastie encounters each day and a lively programme of wildlife events.

 

Guide to Paignton's Beaches

Paignton Sands

Flat, sandy beach with shallow paddler friendly water. The English Riviera's Longest Beach and holder of a Seaside Award.

Beach Type: Sand     Access: Easy     Attractions: Rock Pools and Pier

Ample Parking - No Dogs Allowed - Safe Swimming (with care) - Warning Flags - Life Saving Equipment - First Aid Post - Toilets - Refreshments - Restaurant - Beach Shop - Deck Chair Hire - Telephone

Disabled Facilities: Easy Disabled Access to Beach - Toilets nearby


Preston Sands

A popular sandy beach lined with Paignton's famous multi-coloured beach huts.

Beach Type: Sand     Access: Easy

Limited Parking - Dogs Allowed - Warning Flags - Life Saving Equipment - Toilets - Refreshments - Beach Shop - Deck Chair Hire - Beach Chalet Hire - Telephone

Disabled Facilities: Easy Disabled Access to Beach - Toilets nearby


Goodrington Sands

The beach is ideal for families of all ages. As you approach the beach from the car park, you pass by several shops and café's providing everything you need for a day on the beach.

Beach Type: Sand     Access: Easy     Attractions: Rock Pools and Pier

North Sands Ample Parking - Dogs Allowed
South Sands No Dogs Allowed - Safe Swimming, with care - Warning Flags - Life Saving Equipment - Toilets - Refreshments - Restaurant - Beach Shop - Deck Chair Hire - Pedalo hire

Disabled Facilities: Easy Disabled Access to Beach - Toilets nearby


Quaywest Beach Resort
Quaywest Waterpark
Goodrington Sands, Paignton, Devon.
TQ4 6LN Tel : 01803 550 034

Just behind Goodrington's long sandy beach you'll find the exciting and entertaining world of Quaywest. At its heart is shipwreck island where half a mile of water slides twist, turn and splash in this open air water park. Nearby Grand Prix Go Karts whizz around a specially built circuit and there's more fun on the water with the Bumper Boats.

Quaywest is the headquarters of Torbay's Marine Ranger. You can look around the beachside visitor centre and even take a seashore safari to explore the underwater secrets of Goodrington. Indoor fun can also be found nearby at Torbay Leisure Centre with a pool and a variety of indoor sports on offer.

The complex boasts its own railway station served by steam trains on the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway, as well as hundreds of car park spaces. Quaywest is also handy for visitors staying at many of the holiday parks in the Goodrington area.


Broadsands

A beautiful beach in a rural setting. It is mainly sandy, holds a Seaside Award and is handy for walks along the coast path.

Beach Type: Sand     Access: Easy

Ample Parking - No Dogs Allowed - Safe Swimming (with care) - Warning Flags - Life Saving Equipment - First Aid Post - Toilets - Refreshments - Beach Shop - Deck Chair Hire - Beach Chalet Hire

Disabled Facilities: Easy Disabled Access to Beach - Toilets nearby


Elberry Cove

A 10 minute walk from Broadsands, Elberry is a sheltered, pebbly cove. Its deep water also makes it popular with water skiers. Seaside Award.

Beach Type: Shingle     Access: Difficult

Parking ½ mile from Cove - Dogs Allowed - Safe Swimming (with care) - Life Saving Equipment

Disabled Facilities: Difficult Disabled Access to Beach

 

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