"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Preston

Preston is a suburb located in the northern part of Paignton in Devon. Preston is a popular destination for family holidays and has two main beaches; Hollicombe, a red sandy beach with cliffs and rock pools, and Preston Sands with rock pools, beach huts and facilities. At low tide it is possible to walk between Preston Sands and the adjoining beaches at Paignton.

Preston had a railway station called Preston Platform briefly between 1911 and 1914. The entrance to the platform (now bricked up with grey breeze blocks) can be found on the footpath that runs in a northerly direction below the railway bridge at the bottom of Seaway Road. Preston Platform was the only halt ever built between the Torquay and Paignton railway stations.

Preston has a primary school, Preston Primary, which technically is in the Livermead suburb of Torquay, with the boundary between the towns of Paignton and Torquay running through the school grounds.

Local authority: Torbay Borough Council

OS Grid Reference: SX886627

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Things to see and do in and around Preston

  • Cockington Court
  • Occombe Farm
  • Cockington Country Park
  • Kirkham House
  • Paignton Pier
  • Dartmouth Steam Rail and River Boat Co
  • Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway
  • Torre Abbey Historic House and Gallery
  • Tore Abbey
  • The Riviera International Centre
  • Waves Leisure Pool
  • The Boulder Bunker
  • Paignton Zoo
  • Play Cafe
  • Living Coasts
  • Devon Activities
  • Splashdown Quaywest Waterpark
  • Torquays Dinosaur World
  • Quaywest
  • AMF Torquay
  • Quasar Torquay
  • Torquay Museum
  • Rainbow Funhouse
  • New Barn Farm Cottages and Angling Centre
  • Bygones Victorian Museum
  • Torquay Alpine Ski Club
  • Babbacombe Model Village
  • Berry Pomeroy Castle
  • Kents Cavern
  • Plant World

Tourist Information

Paignton
Tourist Information Centre
The Esplanade
Devon
England
TQ4 6ED

Phone 0844 474 2233
http://www.englishriviera.co.uk/

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Forecast for Tuesday 12 December

06:00


Chance of rain 3%
Max temp. -1°C
(feels like -4°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
W
Pressure 1008
Humidity 95%
UV Index n/a
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09:00


Chance of rain 14%
Max temp. 1°C
(feels like -2°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
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Pressure 1010
Humidity 98%
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12:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 4°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 5mph.
WSW
Pressure 1010
Humidity 77%
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15:00


Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 5mph.
WSW
Pressure 1009
Humidity 77%
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18:00


Chance of rain 65%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 7mph.
SW
Pressure 1008
Humidity 82%
UV Index n/a
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21:00


Chance of rain 94%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 5°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 8mph.
SW
Pressure 1007
Humidity 94%
UV Index n/a
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