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Welcome to Paignton, part of the stunning English Riviera, situated on the South Devon coastline in sheltered Torbay. Paignton is very popular with families and couples looking for a quiet break. Paignton is the central town of Torbay, comprising, Torquay, Paignton and Brixham.
Paignton is traditionally known as a family holiday resort. Why? Simply because of its beaches and friendly atmosphere. Like all of Torbay, Paignton was frequented by Victorians and some of the architecture still remains. Parts of Paignton can be found in the Domesday book and has been a small fishing port in years gone by. The sea once lapped at where the railway crossing now is, until reclaimed.Beaches
Paignton beaches are without doubt the best in the bay. All the pre-requisites are there: Gently sloping, very sandy, protected from prevailing winds, supported by a good infrastructure of restaurants, bars, ice cream kiosks, beach shops and marine activities.
The beaches stretch for miles and we would recommend (for the energetic) taking a days stroll from the far end of Preston to Elberry Cove and back. This will take you through Paignton Sands, Fairy Cove, Goodrington (North and South) Sands, Three Beaches, Broadsands and over the headland to Elberry cove. Fabulous views, watering holes on the way at Goodrington and Broadsands and fresh air!
Swimming in Paignton is very safe and the warm waters of the high season entice many people to paddle or go for a swim.
You can sit back and relax in a deck chair, soak up the sun or even venture out on many of the boat cruises that run from the area.Food & Drink
There is an abundance of pavement cafes, pubs, restaurants and nightlife, good quality shops and a host of attractions to suit every interest. Enjoy a meal at one of our recommended restaurants, then take a stroll along the beach. Why not follow this up with a live show or a quiet drink in one of Paigntons watering holes or take the children back to the lodge and sleep peacefully before another day at the beach!Things to do
Paignton attracts people of all ages, all year round - there is something for everyone. A resort that is a wonderful place for a break, be it short or long, business or leisure.
Among the many attractions in and around the Riviera are: -
- Coastal walks
- Go Karts
- Water Slides & Parks
- Water Sports
- Horse Riding
- Golf Courses
- And much, much more!