Holidays in Brixham

Torbay Carnival

Previously known as children’s week, Torbay Carnival is a week-long series of events held around the Green in Paignton.  It is timed to coincide with the first week of the school summer holidays, so takes place around the last week in July. There are numerous events taking place throughout the 9 days, including: Fireworks A […]

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Fairy Cove, Paignton

Hidden yet so convenient for Paignton centre.  This is one beach that you almost want to keep secret for locals and explorers.  Fairy Cove isn’t in the tourist guides but offers a practical location with amenities within walking distance. At the corner of Paignton harbour, past the dry-stored dinghies and the seafood distributor, steps lead […]

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Preston Sands, Paignton

Located in the centre of The English Riviera, with views to Torquay on one side, and views to Brixham in the other direction, Preston Sands offers a family-friendly, safe sandy beach and good facilities. The beach is in Preston which is part of Paignton just north the town centre. It is the home to Oldway […]

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Paignton Beach

The main beach in Paignton offers family friendly fun. A sandy beach and safe bathing. Lifeguards in summer, beach kiosks and toilets. Paignton Beach in the centre of the town is a popular destination for visitors and locals all year round. There is much to recommend the beach with regular cleaning of the sands, seasonal […]

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Elberry Cove between Brixham and Paignton

A quiet beach with no facilities. Picturesque surroundings. A 10 minute walk from the nearest car park. Elberry Cove lies between Brixham and Paignton surrounded by woodland and rolling fields. Due to it’s relative inaccessibility and lack of amenities, it is quieter than other beaches on the English Riviera which is no bad thing when […]

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Paignton views – The Town Centre

The steam train departs for Dartmouth from the middle of the town, adjacent to the station for connections to Torquay, Exeter, London and the Midlands. You can also see Torbay Road which leads down to the seafront with the multiplex cinema in the distance. In the other direction, the pedestrianised town centre where there is […]

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