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Paignton Travel Guide

If you’re looking for the typical, traditional English seaside experience, Paignton will not disappoint. Located on the “English Riviera,” Paignton is a storybook beach resort for families with a rich Victorian history. Originally a fishing village, the arrival of trains transformed the town into a bustling destination for Victorian holiday makers. The seaside town is home to long, golden beaches, parks and a harbor. In summer you will find a lively town home to a variety of bars, cafes, restaurants and tons of activities. Paignton Pier is perhaps its most famous landmark and a charming reminder of this resort's Victorian heritage.

Things to Do in Paignton

Once in Paignton, the beach will beckon with its sands just waiting for kids with buckets and spades, (this beach is claimed to actually be the best for building sandcastles!) and there are numerous contests to test your skills. Failing that you can take to the water and surf, dive, or paddle in the shallows. Don’t be put off by the English weather, summers here can be actually quite warm and pleasant.

Explore the Paignton Pier with its sweeping views across Torbay and typical fun fair diversions like dodgems, arcade games and crazy golf. It’s a wonderful place for good old-fashioned, noisy fun and a great photo op.

In the town you’ll find excellent eclectic cuisine in the many colorful cafes and restaurants.

Nearby Paignton Zoo will provide a fun day out for the family or you can hop on and old steam train at the Dart Valley Railway and enjoy jaw-dropping views across the coast of South Devon and into the beautiful Dart Valley.

Best Time to Visit Paignton

Visit in Summer to ensure the best weather and the most fun!

Price and Availability Index in Paignton

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Paignton is in July, while the cheapest month is in November. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Paignton is in the high season in August. Paignton has its low season in November, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Paignton tends to be Wednesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Friday. Vacation homes in Paignton tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The weather in Paignton

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Paignton. The warmest months in Paignton are July and June, when temperatures reach 84 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 23 ˚F. The wettest month in Paignton is January with 5.86 inches of rain, while the driest month is April with 1.15 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Paignton

Choose the perfect accommodation for your trip at AllTheRooms.com. We aggregate Airbnb, Homeaway, Agoda and more. Paignton has 1623 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. For those trying to keep costs down, the lowest priced place to stay in Paignton comes in at $23 per night. The average price of accommodation in is $137 per night.

If you want to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 366 accommodations in Paignton that have WiFi. 101 of our accommodations in include a breakfast in the price. Fitness addicts can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 22 accommodations that have gym facilities. Driving to Paignton? Then choose one of the 331 places to stay that comes with a parking spot included. 26 hotels and vacation rentals have a pool or jacuzzi.

If you're traveling with a furry friend, then be sure to choose one of the 107 pet-friendly accommodations available.

746 accommodations in Paignton have been reviewed: 39% are rated excellent or good. 575 accommodations allow instant booking.

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