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Paignton Pier

Esplanade Rd, Paignton, England
+44 1803 522139
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Well maintained Pier

Great for kid's. Machines and rides are well maintained. There's lots of entertainment and food... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
via mobile
Looked great

Unfortunatly the end of the pier with the kids rides etc was closed the day we visited but it... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jayne J
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Esplanade Rd, Paignton, England
+44 1803 522139
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great for kid's. Machines and rides are well maintained. There's lots of entertainment and food available. Only downside is it can get very busy and tight to walk through with a buggy.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Unfortunatly the end of the pier with the kids rides etc was closed the day we visited but it looked great! We had fun on the 2p slots in the amusements too.

Thank Jayne J
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I get to Paignton quite often, staying mainly at the Queens Hotel (a very good hotel by the way). We always find time to pay the pier a visit, and have spent many a happy hour there. It's FREE to use, which...More

Thank Phillyn17
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As you can imagine ... it's a pier filled with slot, arm and gaming machines. Also vendors selling ice cream, drinks and candy floss. Some of which is under cover. Kids love it...parents fund it. Other little vendors nearby for hot/cold drinks ice cream etc...More

Thank sez999
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Looks a decent pier from a distance but most of the views are blocked because you have to walk through an amusement arcade. I like arcades but would rather have taken in the sea view. The end of the pier was shut at the time...More

Thank UncleDads
Reviewed 5 days ago

Worst pier I've ever been on, you have to squeeze past hundreds of gaming machines all flashing and blasting out inane sounds, then you still can't get to the end of the pier due to rides. Everything a pier shouldn't be, almost impossible to to...More

Thank gwynne61
Reviewed 6 days ago

Looks interesting from a distance, however a walk on the pier is difficult as 80% of it is covered by a amusement shack with the associated noise levels. Don't expect to sit in a deck chair and have a sleep.

Thank stephensmith103
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I like coming for a walk down to my beach and coming here on my own or with my husband for breakfast or coffee or a portion of chips is nice to come here because I like him

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I had lots of fun on the pier we won lots of things from the machines. It was easy to get around especially as I'm in a wheelchair. The only drawback is that there are no toilets and you have to leave...More

Thank Irene_Colin
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Came here whilst visiting the area during our holiday. Great fun if you like aracades and rides. The play area near by was really good, with lots of variety. Lots of different arcade machines and attractions to spend your pennies on! Toilets near by, lots...More

Thank crispy01
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Hi Steve, I would just like to reiterate the danger of the seagulls not just on the pier but even in the town of Paignton and surrounding areas. They have become fearless and brazen. We were sat on a bench and my Partner and I were totally shocked at the lightning speed with which a gull swooped and stole the whole of the hot dog he was eating. It happened in a flash; now if they are brave enough to do that to an adult goodness knows what could happen to a child. These are menaces in the sky and it seems wrong that they are protected. We even saw a total waste of resources with two fire engines deployed to rescue a seagull that had become trapped up on Alta Vista road in netting at the top of some flats. I would also like to add that I love Paignton, but people do need to be made aware of this real danger.
14 June 2016|
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Response from steve h | Reviewed this property |
Hi Miss Stiltwalker, thank you for your comments, if you have time type in a search engine, "man attacked by seagulls Fined £80" thats me, i was unaware of the problem there and it cost me a fine, i want to warn others not... More
ros h
18 May 2016|
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Response from Elliot dale A | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a fortune teller on the pier, but she is only there in the summer months. She is on the right hand side as you go along the pier, she was also there last year.
24 January 2016|
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Response from Nigel Barry H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, most definitely