Paignton is the second largest of the three towns that make up the holiday region of Torbay. Boasting some of the finest sandy beaches in Devon it is very popular with holidaymakers of all ages. Entertainments on or near the sea front area include the famous Paignton pier, a multiplex cinema, crazy golf, donkey rides and slot machines. The tourist information office is located next to the multiplex cinema on the main Paignton seafront. The green pays host to many different attractions throughout the year.
The main sea front road is Esplanade road and has an array of different restaurants, bars and eateries. If you are looking for live music then Paignton has a number of bars and restaurants with entertainers playing a diverse range to cover most musical tastes. One of Paignton’s most popular tourist attractions is the Paignton to Dartmouth steam train ride. The station is located at the top end of town near the British rail station. Paignton zoo, which is one of Torbay’s most popular tourist attractions, is just a short bus ride from the seafront or town centre.
Just a short walk along the coast brings you to Goodrington, which has its very own sandy beach and a selection of entertainments including Quay West Water Park, a children’s fun fair, the seashore centre, crazy golf, boating lake and penny arcades.