Paignton and Torquay
Things to do
Paignton and neighbouring Torquay are South Devon’s traditional seaside towns. Plan a beach day and visit Paignton Pier. Or for a really wild day say hello to the residents of Paignton Zoo and the Living Coasts aquarium in Torquay.
If you want to make the most of the sea views go for a ride on The English Riviera Wheel. If history is more your thing then head to Kents Cavern or the Bygones museum. For a relaxing country walk Cockington Village and Country Park will not disappoint.
How to get to Paignton from Dartmouth
Drive time: 50 minutes (including Dartmouth Higher Ferry)
Alternative transport: take the passenger ferry from The Embankment to Kingswear and catch the Dartmouth Steam Railway to Paignton. Allow up to an hour for your journey.
If you are using public transport you will need to catch a connecting bus between Paignton and Torquay.
Top tip: if you are going to use the Higher or Lower Ferries more than a few times during your stay in Dartmouth purchase a multi-trip card and make savings. For example, on the Higher Ferry, multi-trip card prices start at £23 for 10 crossings in a car, compared to £11.50 for a day return ticket (prices correct summer 2019).
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Check prices for Dartmouth Lower Ferry.