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Paignton

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Paignton is a town in Devon.

Get in

By car

By bus

Stagecoach 12 – Newton AbbotTorquay, Paignton and Brixham.

By train

1 Paignton station is on the terminus of the Riviera Line serving ExeterStarcrossDawlishTeignmouthNewton Abbot, Torre, Torquay and Paignton. It is also the terminus of the Manchester Piccadilly line to Paignton.

Get around

See

  • 1 Paignton Zoo, Totnes Road, TQ4 7EU, ☏ +44 1803 697500.
  • 2 Kirkham House, Kirkham Street, TQ3 3AX. Jul-Sep: Su 2PM-5PM. Free.
  • 3 Greenway, Greenway Road, Galmpton, TQ5 0ES, ☏ +44 1803 842382, ✉ greenway@nationaltrust.org.uk. Greenway is one of many properties owned by world-renowned mystery writer Agatha Christie. The National Trust have painstaking created an atmosphere that allows visitors to get a glimpse into what she would have done in the summer.

Do

  • 1 Paignton Pier, Paignton Sands, TQ4 6BW, ☏ +44 1803 522139. A pleasure pier with various attractions including amusement rides, arcade machines and a cafe.
  • 2 Palace Theatre, Palace Ave, TQ3 3HF, ☏ +44 1803 665800. The oldest working theatre in Torbay.
  • 3 Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway, Queens Park Station, Torbay Rd, TQ4 6AF, ☏ +44 1803 555872.
  • 4 Splashdown Quaywest Waterpark, Goodrington Sands, Tanners Rd, TQ4 6LN, ☏ +44 1803 555550.

Beaches

  • 5 Paignton Beach.
  • 6 Fairy Cove Beach.

Buy

Eat

As Paignton is a seaside town, you can expect the usual takeaway establishments mainly fish & chip shops, Chinese & Cantonese & Indian cuisines.

  • 1 The Shoreline, Eastern Esplanade, TQ4 6AG, ☏ +44 1803 556943. Has great seaviews of Torbay.
  • 2 The Harbour Light, North Quay, The Harbour, TQ4 6DU, ☏ +44 1803 666500.

Drink

  • 1 Inn on the Green, Esplanade Rd, TQ4 6BG, ☏ +44 1803 557841, ✉ InnOnTheGreen.Paignton@marstons.co.uk. A pub that offers great drinking atmosphere for the older and more mature people and also offers great views on the sea. Easy access as well.
  • 2 The Inn on the Quay, Tanners Rd, TQ4 6LP, ☏ +44 1803 559754. A typical family pub which is owned by Brewers Fayre. This pub offers a fun house for the kids which should in time keep them quiet but also, the pub is right near the beach and also has an arcade and also a large outdoor water slide, so much for the kids to do. Worth a try!
  • 3 The Talk of the Town, 46–52 Torbay Rd, TQ4 6AL, ☏ +44 1803 668070. 7AM-midnight. Wetherspoons pub.
  • 4 The Isaac Merritt, 54–58 Torquay Rd, TQ3 3AA, ☏ +44 1803 556066. 8AM-midnight. Wetherspoons pub named after Isaac Merritt Singer, a sewing entrepreneur who retired to Oldway Mansion near the town.

Sleep

Budget

  • 1 The Ratcliffe, 4 Garfield Rd, TQ4 6AU (situated in the heart of Paignton), ☏ +44 1803 555894, +44 1803 556106. A distinctive, late Victorian B&B, the Ratcliffe Guest House is run by Kevin and Anna Hunt. They offer a varied and balanced menu for breakfast using home-cooked locally sourced produce. Rooms From £44 per night including breakfast weekly rates and special offers available.
  • 2 Premier Inn, Tanners Rd, Goodrington Sands, TQ4 6LP, ☏ +44 871 527 9206. From £34 per night.

Splurge

  • 3 The Palace Hotel, Esplanade Rd, TQ4 6BJ, ☏ +44 1803 555121. From £122 a night.

Connect

Go next

  • Exeter – City known for its cathedral and university, also the county town of Devon.
  • Torquay – A town with 9 beaches and home of novelist Agatha Christie.
  • Brixham – A small fishing town.


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