Whether you're looking for excitement or just want to take it easy, Paignton is a town that caters for holidays of all types. Situated on the picturesque south Devon coastline, this thriving little town is blessed with more than its fair share of sandy beaches, ideal for all sorts of activities from sunbathing to surfing and sailing.
Whilst Paignton was a small fishing village until the mid-19th Century when a new harbour was constructed, it has grown rapidly since then and its economy today is largely geared towards tourism. As such, there is plenty to see and do in and around the local area as well as enjoying the beach. In addition to the varied accommodation options, Paignton also has a wide range of pubs, restaurants and bars in which you can let your hair down.
Paignton contains many examples of Victorian architecture such as Kirkham House, which is open to the public at certain times of year. Paignton Zoo and the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway are other internationally acclaimed attractions that will appeal to the whole family.
The town is located not far from Dartmoor National Park, providing an excellent opportunity for those who like to get out and about, whether it's hiking, cycling, climbing or simply admiring the tors. Totnes, Torquay and Exeter are also only short distances away and well worth a visit. Paignton is in the heart of the English Riviera and its sheltered location, huge selection of excellent accommodation and typically warm Devonian welcome means that no matter what time of the year, this beautiful part of the country is well worth a visit.