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Paignton is a great place to base yourself for a holiday in Devon, not only do you have a whole host of things to do right on your doorstep, but you’re in an ideal location to explore the surrounding areas.
On arrival you are met with the welcoming sight of a long stretch of beautiful and easily accessible beachfront, a promenade, a traditional pier, colourful beach huts and greenery. What's great about Paignton is that it is a compact resort, with the seafront and town centre shops all within close proximity.
Paignton is part of the English Riviera and when you visit, you can see why! The palm trees that are dotted about the centre give the impression that you’re on a continental holiday and when the sun shines, you can imagine yourself being almost anywhere in the world.
Like the neighbouring Torquay, Paignton is part of the UNESCO accredited English Riviera Global Geopark that celebrates its extraordinary history and natural beauty, a testament to both its coast and countryside.
One of the many joys of Paignton is that it’s so easy to get around with the beautiful sandy beaches, the promenade and the green an easy stroll along flat paths. It is certainly an accessible resort if you or someone you are travelling with has mobility issues, and family friendly for prams and pushchairs, and is popular with group days out and coach holidays for this very reason.
Paignton is home to several of Devon’s top attractions including the famous zoo, as well as family friendly activities and accommodation making it the perfect place to spend a family holiday.
The harbour is part of England’s seafood coast, being right next to Brixham, visitors to Paignton are in the right place to sample some of the amazing fresh fish that is on offer at restaurants and hotels around the town.
Paignton is a great site for anyone with an interest in crime novels and literatiure, you can easily get to Agatha Christie’s famous residents, Greenway, via river boat and steam train. Paignton’s train station will offer you a great way to travel around Devon and make the most of the amazing coastal railway route.
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