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Things to do in Paignton

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You are sure to find a plethora of great things to do in Paignton, considered to be one of the brightest jewels in the English Riviera’s crown. 

The delightful seaside town of Paignton 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. Another popular Paignton thing to do is to discover the grounds of the National Trust-owned Greenway Estate.

Paignton Activities

Another great thing to do in Paignton is spending a day at the zoo! Paignton Zoo is home to over 2,500 animals and boasts over 80 acres of beautiful grounds for you to explore, promising to be a great day out for the entire family. Release the thrill-seeker within you at Splashdown Quaywest.

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

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  • Dartmouth Steam Railway, Devon

    Dartmouth Steam Railway

    Dartmouth Steam Railway
    Queen's Park Station
    Paignton
    TQ4 6AF

    01803 555872

    A fantastic day out awaits at Dartmouth Steam Railway! With an array of towns to see, itineraries to enjoy and station facilities, you’ll have so much fun here.

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  • Goodrington Sands

    Goodrington Sands

    Dog Friendly

    Parking Available

    Goodrington Sands is an award-winning family-friendly beach that offers kids the chance to build sandcastles, explore the rock pools or take a dip in the clear blue water. This sandy haven is the perfect spot for watersports including swimming, windsurfing, pedalos and paddleboarding. Goodrington Sands offers an ideal hotspot for a seaside getaway with the whole family.

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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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