Paignton is a seaside town on the coast of Tor Bay in south-east Devon, England. Together with Torquay and Brixham it forms the unitary authority of Torbay which was created in 1998. The Torbay area is a holiday destination known as the English Riviera. Paignton's population in the United Kingdom Census of 2011 was 49,021. It has origins as a Celtic settlement and was first mentioned in 1086. It grew as a small fishing village and a new harbour was built in 1847. A railway line was opened to passengers in 1859 creating links to Torquay and London. As its population increased, it merged with the villages of Goodrington and Preston.
Local authority: Torbay Borough Council
OS Grid Reference: SX895605
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On the seafront in Paignton, The Commodore is a dog friendly bed and breakfast located adjacent to the beach and a 5-minute walk from the centre of town. Details...
Overlooking the sea and well-situated in the heart of the town, this hotel with free parking is a short stroll from the promenade and Paignton's golden sandy beach. Details...
This small family-run guest house is beautifully situated on Paignton’s picturesque seafront, just a 2-minute walk away from the beach and close to all amenities. Details...
Offering a restaurant, The Esplanade Hotel is located in Paignton. Free WiFi access is available. There is also an electric kettle. Featuring a bath or shower, private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer. Details...
Located just 6 minutes' walk from Paignton Rail Station, The Adelphi offers en suite accommodation, free Wi-Fi throughout and free public parking. This family-run hotel also has a cosy shared lounge with a TV. Details...
Situated just 200 metres from Paignton Beach, the small, family-run Valdene Hotel offers free WiFi in public areas. Paignton Zoo is just over 1 mile away. Details...
Bay View is a wonderful, semi-detached cottage in a residential area on the outskirts of Paignton. The cottage is set mostly over the ground floor with one king-size double bedroom upstairs. This bedroom offers an en-suite bathroom, a TV, and views down to the sea. Details...
Little Acre is a comfortable, semi-detached cottage is a wonderful location in Torquay. With three bedrooms it can sleep up to five people. There's also a family bathroom, a ground floor cloakroom and a kitchen with dining area, along with a sitting room with gas fire. Details...
Dipley Cottage is a character cottage set in Brixham, Devon. Set across three floors with four bedrooms, one with an en-suite, up to eight people can stay. There's also a family bathroom, a kitchen, and a sitting room with woodburner and dining area with gas fire. Details...
White Steps is a detached cottage above Brixham town in the West Country. The cottage sleeps six people and has one king-size double bedroom, one double, one adult bunk bedroom and a family bathroom together with separate room with basin and WC. Details...
Fairweather Apartment is set over two floors in the popular seaside town of Teignmouth in Devon. This cottage apartment sleeps six people and has three bedrooms consisting of a double bedroom, a second floor twin bedroom with additional folding bed and a second floor single bedroom, as well as a first floor family shower room. Details...
Dunholme House is a detached cottage in Teignmouth, ten minutes' stroll from the sea, shops and pubs. The cottage has two doubles with en-suite shower rooms on the first floor, a bathroom and additional WC on the first floor, and on the second floor, a twin and a single. Details...