Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of Paignton

The beaches and countryside provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Paignton. Renowned for its zoo, golfing and theme park, this city welcomes all visitors. If you're looking for accommodations 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 vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Paignton a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 66°F.

Natural features

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 center:

  • 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

Traveling to and around Paignton

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

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

How many vacation rentals are available around Paignton?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,789 house rentals around Paignton. From 605 Cottages to 635 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Paignton is on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Paignton?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Paignton. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Paignton Beach: 2,843 home rentals
  • Palace Theatre: 2,754 home rentals
  • Paignton Zoo: 2,745 home rentals
  • Broadsands Kayaks: 2,921 home rentals
  • Pirates Bay Adventure Golf: 2,926 home rentals

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

Can I rent Cottages in Paignton?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 605 Cottages in Paignton. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Paignton include:

  • Houses: 635 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 605 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 434 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Paignton?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 221 vacation homes with pool available in Paignton.