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Paignton Pier, Paignton
(2.9/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
Home to Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera in the late 19th century, Paignton Pier is a pleasure pier that provided Victorian visitors with dancing, singing, and music over the water. A fire devastated the original buildings in 1919, but the pier was restored in 1980 with an extended arcade. From the outside it appears that a series of stylish buildings make up an avenue, but these "buildings" are actually one long entertainment complex with a carousel, bumper cars, slides, and games. Enjoy plenty of snack selections and a romantic view over the water. Take a look at our Paignton vacation route planner to schedule your visit to Paignton Pier and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Great arcade machines, LOVE that it is free entry to the pier. Visit at night time to appreciate all the lights, looks lovely 
  • Stopped off for a little look and ended up staying for a while - was great fun! Took me back to my childhood! Had a great time in the arcade - great to see so many 2p machines! Fab for young families 
  • Have been to the pier several times. The arcade has a wide choice of arcade games and is always spotlessly clean. 
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  • Awesome pier, spend hours on the penny arcades and then grab a bag of doughnuts and get your fortune for by Zoltar. Brilliant!
  • Great fun on the pier and the cafe is reasonably priced. Cafe has recently been refurbished and is a nice clean place for a coffee or a snack
  • Nice and clean with various machines for all tastes. Lovely cafe also
  • Really nice, but the arcade is so outdated, and alot of the machines just take your money and you dont get to play them. Mustve went to the kiosk about 5 or times to get my money back, very frustrating. The arcades in the main town centre are much better.
  • Great pier with good attractions and quirky prizes. A bit of general TLC needed as some areas were a bit run down but that can be expected considering how busy it was.