The Local Area

When you stay at our Paignton Holiday apartments there’s plenty to do and see. Here is a list of some of the activities and attractions around the Paignton area.


Miles of walks including the South West Coastal Path, Dartmoor and river walks.


Bring your dinghy or motor boat. There are miles of coastline to explore.


Torbay has many beautiful beaches.Paignton is one of the finest resorts in the country with safe beaches, warm climate and is central for those wishing to visit other parts of Devon including, Torquay, Brixham, Dartmouth and Goodrington Sands

Goodrington Sands – At the heart of the Quaywest resort and minutes from Paignton. This large sandy beach is well served with excellent facilities. Paddle boards and kayaks can be hired.

Quay West Beach Resort is just behind Goodrington’s long sandy beach, you will find the exciting and entertaining world of Quaywest. At its heart is a fantastic open air water park.

Broadsands – A large, beautiful mainly sandy beach conveniently located for walks along the costal path.Elberry Cove – 10 minutes walk from Broadsands, this sheltered, pebbly cove has deep water making it popular with water-skiers.Bring your dinghy or motor boat or hire one down here. There are miles of coastline to explore.


Try wandering around Paignton and beyond.  When you choose a holiday apartment in Paignton, you can explore the harbourside, the shops, restaurants, bars, Geopark play park and much much more.


You can ramble across the wilds of Dartmoor National Park, see the Dartmoor Ponies, visit places of interest such as Widdecombe in the Moor. Paignton, Torquay and Brixham also offer a rich diversity of places to eat out, theme bars and Nightclubs to suit all tastes. You can also get the Steam train to Kingswear and ferry across the river to Dartmouth.

Totnes and Dartington Hall are less than 30 minutes away – Totnes is an Elizabethan river town with an ancient castle. The beauty of Dartington Hall with its glorious gardens and world-famous arts and music activities makes this an essential place to visit. Dartmouth, Dartmoor, Salcombe, Exeter and Plymouth can all be reached easily.

Paignton Zoo is only a mile away and there are river and sea cruises and steam train trips nearby. Torquay has Kents Cavern and a large model village among other attractions and there is a go-kart track on the way to the delightful fishing port of Brixham.

Kent’s Cavern Kents Cavern is open every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day and for 2 weeks in January. The cave is a significant national heritage asset because it was used as a home by Stone Age people for thousands of years during prehistoric times. For this reason, the cave is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and this gives it the highest possible level of protection available in Britain. Consequently, all visits into the cave are accompanied by entertaining and knowledgeable tour guides.

Steam train to Kingswear and ferry across the river to Dartmouth! Makes a beautiful day out.

Living Coasts

Living Coasts is an all weather attraction, located on Torquay seafront in South Devon, where there’s plenty to see and do for the people who stay in accommodation in Paignton Devon: mingle with the playful penguins, get up close to the otters, octopus and seals, and much more. Visit Penguin Beach to walk with the African and macaroni penguins. Visit their website here:

Babbacombe model village

Babbacombe Model Village is Torquay’s most popular and visited attraction. Representing British life and culture over the last five decades all in miniature. Animated scenes, along with touches of very English humour bring it all to life. Taking you on a fun, informative and nostalgic trip through the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s to present day, it has appeal for all ages. Famous for its lovely setting in 4 acres of award-winning gardens that are a delight to experience all year round!

Agatha Christie Greenway House

This relaxed and atmospheric house is set in the 1950s, when Agatha and her family would spend summers and Christmases here with friends, relaxing by the river, playing croquet and clock golf, and reading her latest mystery to their guests. The family were great collectors, and the house is filled with archaeology, Tunbridgeware, silver, botanical china and books.

In the garden don’t miss the large and romantic woodland which drifts down the hillside towards the sparkling Dart estuary. The walled gardens are home to the restored peach house and vinery, as well as an allotment cared for by local school children. A visit to Greenway isn’t complete without seeing the Boathouse, scene of the crime in Dead Man’s Folly, and the battery complete with cannon.


Some kind words from past guests about our holiday apartments in Paignton

“ Dear Steve and Sharon, Just to express how much we enjoyed our stay in your lovely, sparkling clean apartments. It was a stay we will never forget as you already know. We certainly highly recommend your place to friends and acquaintances. Thank you very much for your friendliness and kindness too. Kind regards,

“ Just a quick note on our holiday. Lovely flats, lovely people see you next year. Best flats I have stayed in in Paignton!!!!

“ Thank you very much for a fantastic holiday. The apartment was spotless and so convenient for the train and bus stations, shops and cafes. Also it was so lovely to be straight across the road from the beach. You both have a fantastic place.

“ We would like to say a very big "Thank You" to you both for making us feel welcome on our arrival and also for the fantastic, wonderful and lovely accommodation of apartment 12. We had a fab holiday and look forward to many more at The Bedford. Thank you once again for the lovely welcome.


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