A family friendly atmosphere and long stretches of award winning sandy beaches means Paignton has be recognised as a resort for all to enjoy. The seafront is the focus of activity in this town with a Geopark themed play park suitable for children of all ages and what’s even better it is free! Water sports of all kinds can be experienced from the harbourside and Paignton Beach with its various awards is by far the best place to join in the age old tradition of building sandcastles.
From April till October Paignton Green is host to some of the major events in the area from carnivals and regattas to Music festivals Paignton also has a wonderful refurbished Theatre which is worth a visit for a really great night out.
If you fancy a unique day out take a walk up Torbay Road to The Dartmouth Rail and Riverboat Company which runs steam trains for most year from there town centre station to the picturesque village of Kingwear , the gateway village for the majestic river based town of Dartmouth.
For the more energetic visitor the South West Coastal Path takes in the secluded coves and the headland vistas from Brixham right round Tor Bay to Torquay. Award winning Goodrington Sands beach is also home to the Seashore Centre, one of the Global Geopark Gateway Information sites, giving an opportunity to learn about the underwater world and explore rock pools.
Paignton has the amazing ability to appeal to young and old alike, with its flat promenade, gently sloping sands and convivial atmosphere.
Come and see why Paignton is loved by all.