Paignton is a famous holiday town on the ‘English Riviera’ in Devon. Known for its astonishingly long, sandy beach, holiday flats in Paignton, Devon are always in high demand. Holidays in Paignton are the closest to traditional British seaside holidays you will find along the English Riviera, with the long pier bustling with happy holidaymakers and the shallow, safe waters of Paignton beach dotted with contented families paddling in the warm water.
There is never a dull moment from holiday flats in Paignton, especially during the summer months, when the seafront hosts a whole assortment of events, festivals and fairs. The crazy golf, waterslides and Paignton Zoo make sure there is always plenty to entertain children, both big and small, come rain or shine from holiday apartments in Paignton, and the history of Kirkham House and Oldway Mansion ensures there is something to interest everyone. The steam train which runs from Paignton to Kingswear offers an excellent day out too.
There are a great range of beaches all along the English Riviera, from tiny cove beaches to the long, sandy expanses of Paignton Beach itself. The waters are sheltered and safe for bathing, making holiday apartments in Paignton a hugely popular base for young family holidays. There is excellent rock-pooling available at Goodrington Sands and a beautiful shingle beach at Elberry Cove.
The seafront in Paignton is lined with restaurants and cafes, which are perfect in the evenings, offering a perfect spot from which to relax and watch the sun dipping over the horizon.
Just along the coast lie the towns of Torquay and Brixham. Both are hugely worth exploring; Brixham with its impossibly charming harbour and Torquay with its chic bars and restaurants and huge historical heritage.
There are regular train services to Paignton, which makes reaching holiday lets in Paignton wonderfully easy. There is no need to take a car on a Paignton holiday, but it is a great idea if you would like to explore further along the English Riviera and into rural Devon.