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Holidays in Paignton

Paignton is found overlooking Tor Bay on “The English Riviera” a popular seaside area of South Devon. The sandy stretches and secluded coves are met by the waters of the English Channel and coastal walks along the South West Coast Path offer a glimpse of dramatic waterside views.

Paignton is full of lovely holiday cottages and attractions such as the nearby Paignton Zoo, the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway, many parks and gardens and a wealth of shops, bars and cafés.

Search for cottages in Paignton or view our guide to Paignton holiday cottages below.

Did you know

A very short notice premiere of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ was held in Paignton to secure British copyright on 30th December 1879 before its official opening in New York after problems occurred with unauthorised performances.

Cottages in Paignton (20)

Must see

Paignton Pier Traditional beachside fun is found here with amusement arcades, funfair rides, and plenty of snack kiosks and cafes.

Paignton Zoo A fantastic day out for all ages, see animals and plants of the desert, savannah, tropics, and forest.

Splashdown at Quaywest A brilliant beachside water park with amazing slides, flowing flumes, and play pools, a great day out for all ages.

Featured cottages in Paignton

Paignton Sea Breeze
Paignton Sea Breeze
Paignton, South Devon
Sleeps: 10 | Bedrooms: 5
Seaview - Brixham
Seaview - Brixham
Brixham, South Devon
Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 3
Clearview Apartment
Clearview Apartment
Brixham, South Devon
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2
Torquay's Stable Cottage
Torquay's Stable Cottage
Torquay, South Devon
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2
Lighthouse View
Lighthouse View
Brixham, South Devon
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2
Bayview
Bayview
Brixham, South Devon
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2
Provident Cottage
Provident Cottage
Brixham, South Devon
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2
Brixham Cottage
Brixham Cottage
Brixham, South Devon
Sleeps: 5 | Bedrooms: 3
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Things to do near Paignton

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Places near Paignton

  • Torquay
    (3mls)

    Part of the English Riviera and packed with vintage seaside fun.

  • Brixham
    (4mls)

    Port town in Torbay and a hub of activity on fish market days.

  • Dartmouth
    (6mls)

    Elizabethan port with neat boutiques, cute cafés and yachts.

  • Totnes
    (6mls)

    A bohemian town of Elizabethan architecture and great local food.

  • Dartington
    (7mls)

    A fascinating and arty village full of things to see and do.

  • Newton Abbot
    (7mls)

    Newton Abbot is a waterside market town in South Devon.

  • Teignmouth
    (9mls)

    Teignmouth is a charming town with two lovely beaches in South Devon.

  • Buckfastleigh
    (10mls)

    The town has a beautiful Abbey and is backed by Dartmoor.

  • Dawlish
    (11mls)

    A beautiful riverside town where swans and trains live in harmony.

  • Slapton
    (11mls)

    Slapton is a beautiful coastal village in the South Hams.

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