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Paignton Pier, Paignton

(2.9/5 based on 1,200+ 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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  • The worst thing hits you first, the unnecessary and unwelcome music blaring out...but stay outside the British seaside tat, machines, 'doh' nuts etc etc and the walk outside, over the sea is worth it....  more »
  • We didnt stop here long, but just walked down the length of the pier, there was plenty of different slot machines and pricing, catering for pocket money to larger amounts.  more »
  • Nice in the summer and there are some nice huts that sell hot doughnuts and ice cream. Fish and chip cafe there is nice. The only thing that was strange is past the arcade where the kids entertainment...  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  • Really nice, but the arcade is so outdated, and alot of the machines just take your money and you dont get to play them.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.