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Paignton is a coastal town in Devon in England, known as the English Riviera. The town features a number of ideal summer coast activities, most of which are hosted at Paignton beach and the nearby Preston Sands.

Paignton beach and Preston Sands are used for water sports including kite surfing and dinghy sailing. The nearby Hollicombe beach features a geological stratotype at its northern end, known as the "Corbyn's Head Member” and Elberry Cove is a popular place for jet ski enthusiasts, while Saltern Cove is known as a Site of Special Scientific Interest due to its distinctive geology.


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The town has a number of historic buildings spanning a range of decades, including plaques commemorating buildings and events that once were. There are a number of shops within the town, both independent and High Street, where you can pick up souvenirs of your stay.

Church of St Mary
Known to be Agatha Christie’s local church, St Marys if recognisable by its large bell and clock tower. Ms Christie donated money to the church for a stained class window to be created here. Located in Green Lane.

Compton Castle
This dramatic looking manor’s first stone was laid in 1340, and it still houses direct descendants from that time. (01803 875 740)

Paignton Zoo
This zoo is like one big worldwide nature trail, you can see the wildlife from Africa, America and Asia, and many native animals as well. Located in Totnes Road. (01803 697 500)

Brixham Museum
Located four miles from Paignton is this treasure trove of historical collections in Brixton. Several centuries of political and social history is displayed here.
(01803 856 267)







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