As you arrive in the traditional seaside resort of Paignton, you are met with the welcoming sight of its long stretch of beautiful and easily accessible beachfront, promenade, traditional pier, colourful beach huts and green. 

You’re spoilt for choice for long sandy beaches and safe shallow waters, which are the perfect place for the family to go for a dip or to try out paddleboarding. Why not try Paignton Sands, Goodrington Sands or Preston Sands?

The great thing about Paignton is that it is a compact resort, with the seafront and town centre shops all within close proximity, making it an ideal Devon holiday resort for that relaxing break away. Once you arrive, you don't have to go far, but of course, there is plenty to see and do in the area if you wish to get out and about and explore.

From one of the UK’s biggest zoos, Paignton Zoo, to the UK’s largest outdoor waterpark at Splashdown Quaywest, a Steam Railway with extraordinary views, and a beach front crazy golf course, you’ll sure to find something for everyone at Paignton.

The stunning South West Coast Path stretches for miles in both directions so walkers can enjoy the wonderful scenery and breath-taking views all the way to Brixham or Torquay.  An ideal base for your dog friendly stay too, with so many walks on the doorstep!

Don’t miss Devon’s 18th century Paignton Harbour, a real maritime gem with a bevy of boats, a historic harbour wall plus delightful restaurants and cafes where you can sample the famous local fish or try some tapas. 

So if you’re looking for a traditional English seaside holiday, Paignton is the place for you!

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