Paignton, lies just west of Torquay on Lyme Bay. The opening of the railway to London way back in the 1860s helped to develop the area as a tourist resort .
The beach front runs all the way along Paignton front.
The green space Paignton Green, behind the beach is lined with colourful changing rooms, a reminder of the areas Victorian past.
During the summer the green hosts fun fairs, ice cream stall, and other fun activities.
Another sign of the past is the pier which stretches out into the sea.
With it’s activities for kids, friendly environment, Paignton has long been a holiday destination for families.
The area has a range of accommodation to suit all requirements from hotels, B+B to self catering.
On the west side of the beach there is a small harbour which caters for the odd lobster fisherman and the sailing enthusiasts.
There are regular bus and ferries to Torquay and further along the coast.