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Paignton and Torbay: A Jewel of the English Riviera

If you are looking for a relaxing and scenic holiday destination in South Devon, you might want to consider Paignton and Torbay. This area is known as the English Riviera, and for good reason. It boasts a mild climate, exotic palm trees, award-winning sandy beaches and a stunning natural harbour. Whether you are travelling with your family, your partner or your friends, you will find plenty of things to do and see in Paignton and Torbay.

Paignton is one of the brightest jewels in the English Riviera’s crown. It has a long stretch of beautiful and easily accessible beachfront, with a traditional pier, colourful beach huts and a green. You can enjoy a fun day out at the seaside, with activities such as swimming, sandcastle building, boating and fishing. You can also visit the popular Paignton Zoo, where you can see over 2,000 animals from around the world.

Paignton is also a great base for exploring the rest of the English Riviera. You can hop on a steam train from Paignton station and travel along the scenic coastline to Kingswear, where you can catch a ferry to Dartmouth. You can also take a bus or a boat to the neighbouring towns of Torquay and Brixham, which offer more attractions and entertainment options.

About Paignton 

Local Attractions

You can discover the fascinating history and nature of Torbay by visiting some of its attractions, such as:

Paignton Zoo

Paignton Zoo is one of the South West’s most exciting visitor attractions. It’s a place to roam, discover, explore and get in touch with nature.

Babbacombe Model Village

Babbacombe Model Village is a miniature village and railway located in Babbacombe in Torquay, Devon.

Kents Cavern

Kents Cavern is one of Europe’s top Stone Age sites, with an extensive labyrinth of spectacular and easily accessible caverns open daily all year.

Splashdown Quaywest

The UKs largest all outdoor waterpark with eight exciting water flume rides, pool area and waterpark cafe, overlooking the beach at Goodrington Sands.

Princess Theatre

The Princess Theatre is South Devon’s largest regional theatre, showcasing the best West End and touring productions from across the UK.

Boat Trips

Paignton Pleasure Cruises and Ferries aim to give all a memorable experience on the water with a wealth of knowledge about the bay, its coves, landmarks, history and wildlife.

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