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Things to do in Paignton

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Discover the best attractions and activities that Paignton has to offer

Paignton, Devon, is a fantastic tourist destination in the UK, with an array of attractions to visit and things to do throughout the year

The delightful seaside town of Paignton, found on Devon’s Tor Bay coast, is a beautiful destination. Find many things to see and do here, making a Paignton holiday something to cherish.

Paignton attractions

Paignton seafront offers a variety of attractions and activities, home to the glorious Paignton Beach and its iconic pier. Complete your day at one of many first-class restaurants in Paignton to re-charge your batteries.

Paignton Zoo boasts a host of incredible wildlife, while another popular Paignton attraction is the grounds of the National Trust-owned Greenway Estate.

You will never be in short supply of things to do in Paignton.

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  • Goodrington Sands

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    A glorious family-friendly beach, Goodrington Sands is an award-winning stretch of golden sand that offers kids the chance to build sand castles, explore the rockpools or take a dip in the clear blue water.

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  • Greenway Estate

    Greenway Rd
    Kingswear
    TQ5 0ES

    01803 842382

    A beautiful estate situated on the River Dart, famous for being the holiday home of well-known crime novelist Agatha Christie as well as being linked to Sir Walter Raleigh.  

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  • Paignton

    Paignton Beach

    Wheelchair Accessible

    A picture-prefect expanse of sand situated on the English Riviera, Paignton Beach offers all you could want from a perfect day at the seaside.

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  • Paignton Zoo

    Totnes Rd
    Paignton
    TQ4 7EU

    01803 697500

    A great family day out, Paignton Zoo is home to over 2,000 animals such as giraffes, black rhinos and cheetahs.

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  • Splashdown Waterpark

    Splashdown Quaywest

    Goodrington Sands
    Tanners Rd
    Paignton
    TQ4 6LN

    01803 555550

    Splashdown Quaywest is the UK’s biggest outdoor waterpark. Situated on the gorgeous seafront at Goodrington Sands, Splashdown Quaywest boasts some of the English Riviera’s most spectacular views and 8 adrenaline-pumping flume rides!

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