If you’re thinking of booking your next UK getaway, then the scenic seaside resort of Paignton is ideal for fun family holidays near Devon. Whether you’re relaxing on popular Paignton beaches like Preston Sands, enjoying days out with the kids on Paignton Pier or visiting top attractions in Devon like Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, this UK coastal resort on the ‘English Riviera’ has something for everyone. Plus, our family friendly Premier Inn hotels in Paignton will help you rest easy throughout Devon short breaks, thanks to our family friendly restaurants, stylish rooms with free Wi-Fi and super-comfy beds.
Hotels in Paignton
Places like Paignton
Take a look at our hotels in Torquay and our hotels in Exmouth.
Get more out of Devon short breaks by extending your stay and visiting other places like Paignton nearby. Our great value hotels in Torquay are just a short drive north of Paignton, and close to top Devon attractions like Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves. You’ll love our family friendly hotels in Exmouth, too, thanks to fun family activities nearby like the World of Country Life park.
Things to do in Paignton
Visit top nature attractions in Paignton
The incredible Kents Cavern is one of the most popular places to visit near Devon, and after you’ve explored this prehistoric cave system, you’ll have plenty of other top outdoor attractions in Paignton to discover. Nature lovers won’t want to miss a walk along the South West Coast Path before soaking up the great outdoors on an exciting Paignton ferry ride, and adrenaline junkies will love fun days out in Paignton at the Reach Outdoors activity centre.
Relax on top Paignton beaches
With so many sandy beaches in Paignton to enjoy, the only problem you’ll have is trying to visit them on Devon short breaks! Preston Sands, Paignton Sands Goodrington Sands are three of the best family beaches in Paignton, but it doesn’t stop there, as this scenic seaside resort is close to popular Devon beaches like Broadsands Beach, Hollicombe Beach and Fairy Cove – what’s not to love?
Enjoy days out with the kids in Paignton
From exciting events near Devon to top attractions near our Paignton hotels, this seaside resort on the English Riviera has something to keep all ages entertained. Splashdown Quaywest and the Woodlands Family Theme Park are ideal if you’re looking for action-packed days out with the kids in Paignton, while popular places to visit in Devon like Paignton Zoo Environmental Park and Paignton Pier are unmissable on UK family holidays.
What are the nearest train stations in Paignton?
Getting around Paignton during your stay couldn’t be easier thanks to the handy train stations nearby – take your pick from Paignton train station in the heart of town near the Geoplay Park, Goodrington train station just a short drive south near Splashdown Quaywest, and Torquay train station just a 10-minute drive north near Torre Abbey.
What are the nearest beaches in Paignton?
Going to the beach is one of the most popular activities in Paignton, and with so many beaches near Devon to choose from, it’s easy to see why. Paignton Sands is one of the top family beaches in Devon, and you’ll find it in the heart of this seaside resort by Paignton Pier. Preston Sands and Hollicombe Beach are less than a 10-minute drive north, while Goodrington Beach and Oyster Cove are just a short drive south.
What type of beaches does Paignton have?
Most of the beaches in Paignton are sandy – Paignton Sands and Goodrington Sands are two of the most popular sandy beaches near Paignton. You’ll find a couple of Blue Flag beaches in Devon to choose from too – ideal for Paignton family holidays – or if you’re looking for dog friendly beaches in Paignton, why not visit Fairy Cove or Institute Beach?
How many beaches are there in Paignton?
With around 10 family friendly Devon beaches just a short drive away from our Paignton hotels, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to days out at the beach on Paignton holidays. Don’t miss out on visiting Goodrington Sands and Paignton Sands during UK short breaks, as they’re two of the most popular beaches near Devon.
What are the best places to eat in Paignton?
If you’re looking for family friendly restaurants in Paignton, you can look forward to enjoying great value meals at our Paignton Beefeater on Brixham Road or our Brewers Fayre restaurant on Paignton seafront.
What are the best things to do in Paignton at night?
You’ll find plenty of fun things to do in Paignton in the evenings just a short drive away from our Paignton hotels. From live performances at top venues in Devon like the Palace Theatre to relaxing with a drink back at one of our bars, nightlife in Paignton has plenty to please.
What family friendly activities can you do in Paignton?
You’ll find all kinds of things to do with the kids in Paignton. Little ones will love popular spots like Occombe Farm and the Geoplay Park, while kids of all ages can enjoy fun days out in Paignton Woodlands Family Theme Park. Plus, holidays in Paignton wouldn’t be complete without visiting Paignton Pier, one of the top family attractions near Devon,
What outdoor activities can you do in Paignton?
Whether you fancy exploring top walking trails near Devon or some of the most popular places to visit for families, you’ll find outdoor activities in Paignton to suit all kinds of stays. Enjoy days out with the kids at top Paignton attractions like Splashdown Quaywest and Paignton Zoo Environmental Park before walking the Roundham Head trail on the South West Coast Path or visiting top golf courses near Devon.
What indoor activities can you do in Paignton?
Whatever the weather in Devon, you’ll be spoilt for choice when you’re looking for fun things to do near our Paignton hotels. History lovers won’t want to miss visiting top Devon attractions like Torre Abbey and Kent’s Cavern Prehistoric Caves, while Torquay’s Dinosaur World is one of the most popular places to visit near Paignton for families. Plus, if you’re planning spa weekends near Devon, this resort town has some relaxing spas and pools to choose from.