Welcome to Paignton, part of the stunning English Riviera, situated on the South Devon coastline in sheltered Torbay. Paignton is very popular with coach groups looking for a quiet break. Paignton is the central town of Torbay, comprising, Torquay, Paignton and Brixham.
Paignton is traditionally known as a family holiday resort. Simply because of its beaches and friendly atmosphere. Like all of Torbay, Victorians frequented Paignton and some of the architecture still remains today. Parts of Paignton can be found in the Doomsday book and has been a small fishing port in years gone by. The sea once lapped at where the railway crossing now is, until reclaimed.
Marldon, a mile behind Paignton beyond the hills is a very old village and stills hold that community atmosphere, with their own country fayre, pubs and village shops. It is from this area that Paignton spread out and down to the bay area. Winner Street being one of the first streets to develop as a trading area behind Palace Avenue and Paignton Church. Many visitors never reach this area, but it is well worth taking the time to walking around. There are small shops, restaurants and the Palace Avenue Theatre.
Paignton beaches are without doubt the best in the bay. All the pre-requisites are there: Gently sloping, very sandy, protected from prevailing winds, supported by a good infrastructure of restaurants, bars, ice cream kiosks, beach shops and marine activities.
The beaches stretch for miles and we would recommend taking a day’s stroll from the far end of Preston to Elberry Cove and back. This will take you through Paignton Sands, Fairy Cove, Goodrington (North and South) Sands, Three Beaches, Broadsands and over the headland to Elberry cove. Fabulous views, watering holes on the way at Goodrington and Broadsands, seashell and glass collection and fresh air!
Paignton 's waterfront is the focus of life in the town. Paignton sea front, Goodrington promenade with its beautiful illuminated gardens, the sheltered harbour and its coves and beaches make life in Paignton both refreshing and relaxing.
There is an abundance of pavement cafes, pubs, restaurants and nightlife, good quality shops and a host of attractions to suit every interest. Enjoy a meal at one of our recommended restaurants, and then take a stroll along the beach. Why not follow this up with a live show or a quiet drink in one of Paignton' watering holes or take the children back to the hotel and sleep peacefully before another day at the beach!
Brief GROUP TOUR Itinerary:
DAY of DEPARTURE
Depart from your choice of pick up point in your hometown giving plenty of time to make the leisurely journey to the Paignton. Regular comfort stops and a lunch halt will be made en-route as traffic dictates
On reaching the hotel, the driver will unload the luggage for immediate check in. The rest of the evening is free at leisure
DAYS in RESORT
Free time in Paignton, take your choice of day excursions, stay 1,2,3,4 or 5 nights or more
DAY of RETURN
After breakfast, we say a fond farewell to the hotel and its staff and rejoin the Five Star Travel coach for the return journey home. Comfort stops will be made at regular intervals when time and traffic allows
Is provided in 2, 3 or 4 bedded rooms with private en-suite facilities
A limited number of single rooms are available at a supplement
Most hotels provide evening entertainment of some form, you will be advised on which nights when booking
All rooms are booked on a bed & breakfast basis.
An evening meal option is available at a supplement on any nights of your stay
Optional Extra Night(s)
Why not stay extra night(s) and spend more time in resort or have a choice of optional day excursions
Day excursion ideas, when extra nights booked:
Local Tourist attractions:
All itineraries are suggestions and can be adapted to suit your group requirements