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About Paignton

Basking in a sunny and mild microclimate, Paignton is among the English Riviera’s more traditional seaside resorts. Here you can enjoy vintage bucket and spade action on the soft-sand beach, play amusements on the pier or tuck into fish and chips while you admire dreamy sea views. All the classics are here!

As you wander along the lovely esplanade, ice cream in-hand, you’ll discover Paignton Geopark, a huge play area that provides endless action with its zip wires, swings and slides. Plus, it’s all free! For extra family fun, visit the nearby pirate-themed, 18-hole crazy golf course.

You can experience the glory days of rail travel at the Dartmouth Steam Railway. Departing from Paignton’s Queens Park Station, these beautiful historic steam engines journey through some of the English Riviera’s finest coast and countryside. The town’s popular zoo offers you the chance to meet over 2,000 animals, including lions, gorillas and elephants.

Paignton's Top Attractions


  • Golden beach perfect for sandcastle building
  • Classic pier filled with amusements
  • Paignton Geopark
  • Dartmouth Steam Railway
  • Paignton Zoo


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