Paignton Harbour

Paignton Harbour

The Dartmouth Steam Railway starts at Paignton Station

The Dartmouth Steam Railway starts at Paignton Station

Seaside Paignton in the heart of Torbay is centrally situated on the English Riviera coast and is famous for its family friendly sandy beaches, pretty harbour and attractions. Accommodation is affordable and high quality, featuring a great mix of seafront B&Bs, holiday parks, contemporary apartments and small independent hotels perfect for families, activity breaks and for couples. Some of Torbay's most popular family attractions are here including Paignton Zoo with over 2000 animals in its wetland, desert, forest and Savannah zones. The Dartmouth Steam Railway starts at Paignton linking the resort to Dartmouth and you can combine your steam railway trip with a choice of boat trips on the River Dart.

Splashdown Quaywest Waterpark at Paignton

Splashdown Quaywest Waterpark at Paignton

Have fun on Paignton Pier with its many amusements and crazy golf or on warm sunny days head to outdoor Splashdown Quaywest waterpark near award-winning Goodrington Sands beach. Paignton's endless sandy beaches are tailor-made for families and the resort offers numerous opportunities for watersports including waterskiing, kayaking and paddleboarding. Paignton seafront also has a climbing wall and a BMX track. Pick up boat trips from Paignton harbour or take in a show at the Palace Theatre. Paignton is also a great spot for a romantic coastal walking break. You can head off along the scenic South West Coast Path to nearby Brixham or walk north along the path via Maidencombe.

The Geoplay Park on Paignton seafront is great for families. Themed toddler areas and play zones represent different geological periods of the English Riviera Geopark and the park features zip wires, climbing logs, trampolines, seesaws and more. Nearby attractions include Oldway Mansion, a Grade II listed property with museum, 17 acres of gardens and tennis courts. Enjoy days out at beautiful Compton Castle near Paignton or if you're a foodie fan, take a trip to the Occombe Organic Farm selling a range of local produce and with friendly onsite animals, a nature trail and cafe.

Accommodation in Paignton

  • Paignton   (0.5 miles from the centre of Paignton)
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    4 star Guest House B&B near Quay West Water Park. All rooms en-suite. Located in the heart of the English Riviera near the beach. Wi Fi access available. Dogs by arrangement only.
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  • Paignton   (0.2 miles from the centre of Paignton)
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    'Welcome Host Award' winning guest house next to Paignton seafront, offering both bed and breakfast and half board accommodation. Families welcome. WiFi. Home cooked meals.
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  • Paignton   (2.3 miles from the centre of Paignton)
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    £430
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    Delightful one bedroom cottage in Devon close to Totnes & Dartmoor with lovely conservatory overlooking the wildlife garden. Large grounds with fishing lakes. Dog friendly.
     
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  • Paignton   (2.3 miles from the centre of Paignton)
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    £546
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    Beautiful farm cottage between Dartmoor and Paignton. Charming thre bedroom property with private patio & views, ideal for family groups. On-site fishing lakes. Dog friendly.
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  • Paignton   (2.3 miles from the centre of Paignton)
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    Romantic hideaway for two in the Devon countryside with private patio seating area, exposed beams & champagne provided by request. Short breaks. Beautiful views.
     
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  • Paignton   (2.3 miles from the centre of Paignton)
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    £945
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    Spacious three bedroom cottage in Devon with sofa bed & four bath/ shower rooms. Great for families or fishing groups. Dog friendly. Short breaks. Close to Paignton & Dartmoor.
     
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  • Paignton   (2.3 miles from the centre of Paignton)
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    £430
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    Charming cottage retreat at Newbarn Farm and Angling Centre between Paignton and Totnes. Ideal activity break with fishing lakes & large grounds. Pet friendly. Sleeps 2 or 4.
     
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  • Paignton   (0.5 miles from the centre of Paignton)
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    4 star B&B guest house in a quiet location in Paignton. Families welcome. Pet friendly. Luxury en-suite rooms with sea views. Breakfast included, special diets catered for. Wi-Fi.
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  • Marldon   (2.2 miles from the centre of Paignton)
    Sleeps 6
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    Charming 17th Century cottages in Marldon, near Totnes and Torquay. Ideal for families, pool, sundeck. Representative prices given, visit main website for full range! Sleeps 2-6.
     
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  • Paignton   (0.5 miles from the centre of Paignton)
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    £322
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    Newly refurbished two bedroom cottage in Paignton with enclosed courtyard garden, Freeview TV, laundry facilities & peak time parking permit. Short breaks off peak. Pet friendly.
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