Paignton is part of the English Riviera, with palm trees that are dotted about the town, giving the impression that you’re on a continental holiday. The continental holiday vibe is even better when the sun shines. You will find a whole host of things to do right on your doorstep and Paignton is only a short drive from Devon Cliffs Holiday Park.
Paignton Zoo Environmental Park - is a conservation and education charity located in South Devon. The Park is spread over 80 acres and has around 2,500 animals including lions, tigers, giraffes, crocodiles, rhinos, lemurs, flamingos, meerkats, orang-utans and Komodo dragon. With something for guests of any age to enjoy, you'll need all day to experience what we have to offer.
Goodrington Sands - is a long stretch of sandy beach, With a Seaside Award, there are safe swimming conditions. You can hire pedalos, paddle boats and there is even windsurfing for beginners. For the less engergetic, there is also rock pooling at low tide.
Paignton Beach - is sandy and a good place for a swimming in the sea. There are plenty of amenities for the kids, and a Geopark play area nearby. There is a Pier with amusements and nice tea/ice cream huts.
Paignton Pier - this is a good old traditional holiday pier with lots of amusements and games which makes it great for kids, and there are also outlets offering food and drink.
Paignton Harbour - the Harbour is a lovely relaxing place to relax a while in the sheltered sun trap. Why not while away an hour or so watching the boats come and go, whilst enjoying a drink from one of the establishments there.
Splashdown Quaywest - this is the UK’s largest all-outdoor waterpark with eight exciting water flume rides, pool area and waterpark cafe, overlooking the beach at Goodrington Sands. The waterpark is an essential visit if you are coming to Devon with a family of fun seeking water-lovers or a big kid at heart.
Paignton Pleasure Cruises - enjoy a memorable experience on the water with a Guide who has a wealth of knowledge about the bay, its coves, landmarks, history and wildlife, A range of boats offer pleasure cruises.