Situated on the English Riviera, Paignton sits between the towns of Torquay and Brixham and together the three form the area known as Torbay. An extremely popular spot for visitors and locals in South Devon, Paignton enjoys some of the mildest conditions in the whole of Devon and the South West of England.
Paignton has a huge range of attractions to keep you busy on your Devon holiday with things to see and do for the whole family. The most famous attraction
in the town is Paignton Zoo which is home to thousands of animals including giraffes, rhinos, cheetahs, lions and monkeys to name a few. Paignton Pier
stretches into the sea and there is plenty of fun to be had while there, with an amusement arcade, dodgems, ten pin bowling all there. If you feel peckish
there are the traditional seaside outlets with ice cream, fudge, doughnuts and, of course, traditional fish and chips being sold. On the beach front you
will find an 18 hole pirate themed crazy golf course, a great way to add a bit of competition to your holiday. Paignton can also boast Britain’s largest
outdoor water park with eight flumes to enjoy at Splashdown.
In the neighbouring towns and villages, there are plenty more attractions that are worth a visit while on holiday in Devon. Living Coasts sits on Torquay
seafront and is home to a variety of animals and fish including; penguins, seals and otters. Immerse yourself in a miniature world at Babbacombe Model
Village with plenty of humour hidden in this four acre site. To explore much more of the South Devon coast jump aboard the Dartmouth to Paignton steam
railway which passes through much of the wonderful scenery found in this part of Devon.
The South Coast of Devon is famed for the quality and cleanliness of the beaches
with the English Riviera having the highest concentration of Blue Flag beaches in the UK. The Blue Flag beaches in the area are; Oddicombe Beach, Meadfoot
Beach, Broadsands Beach, Breakwater Beach and Blackpool Sands with plenty more having a Seaside Award. Take a look at our Devon beach guide.
Paignton has plenty of the traditional seaside fish and chips shops spread across the town but that’s not all you find in Paignton with several award
winning restaurants being found there and each feature a variety of fine cuisine. You’ll get just as good service from the welcoming pubs in the town which
can get lively over the weekends along with neighbouring Torquay.
The South Coast of Devon is famed for the quality and cleanliness of the
With easy access to the wonderful Devon countryside as well as some of the best beaches in the country, it’s easy to see why plenty of visitors flock to
this coastal resort every year so consider Torquay for your next holiday in Devon.