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Paignton Pier, Paignton

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Pier / Boardwalk Tourist Spot
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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  • We visited the pier by ferry from Brixham harbour we were advised this would be better for children and they were right our little one enjoyed all the games and the inflatables at the back of the pier...  more »
  • PROS This is a great pier for families. Lots of machines and rides. CONS If you just want to walk to the end of the pier you have to walk through the arcade which if you don't like loud music or busy ...  more »
  • Fab arcade prizes and machines.Lots of fun variety for all ages.The photo booths are a superb idea as are the usual deckchairs photo opportunity!Quite a lively pier was busy loads of stuff specific fo...  more »
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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  • Really nice, but the arcade is so outdated, and alot of the machines just take your money and you dont get to play them.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.