Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of Paignton

The beaches and countryside provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday home in Paignton. Renowned for its zoo, golfing and theme park, this city welcomes all visitors. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in and around Paignton

Are you searching for things to do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Paignton a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Paignton Zoo (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Living Coasts (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Babbacombe Model Village and Gardens (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Torquay Golf Club (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • S W Coast Path (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Woodlands Leisure Park (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Paignton

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 19°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Paignton

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to take in the scenery, Paignton is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Paignton Beach (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Preston Beach (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Goodrington Sands Beach (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Torre Abbey Sands (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Meadfoot Beach (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Greenway House and Garden (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Paignton

The nearest airport is in Exeter (EXT-Exeter Intl.), located 21.6 mi (34.8 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer train travel, the main station is Paignton Station.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Paignton?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,988 holiday rentals around Paignton. From 601 Cottages to 766 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Paignton is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Paignton?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Paignton. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Goodrington Sands Beach: 3,101 holiday rentals
  • Paignton Beach: 3,128 holiday rentals
  • Palace Theatre: 3,118 holiday rentals
  • Torbay Golf Centre: 3,094 holiday rentals
  • Paignton Zoo: 3,108 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Paignton listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Paignton?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 601 Cottages in Paignton. Our other popular types of Paignton holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 766 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 601 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 499 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Paignton?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 255 holiday homes with pool available in Paignton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.