5 Braeside Mews, Paignton self-catering holiday accommodation is situated in Goodrington, South Devon and is central to a wealth of holiday attractions and places to visit. Near to Paignton, all areas of Torbay can easily be reached by car. Alternatively, why not leave the car at Braeside and explore the English Riviera by foot, bus and ferry. The number 12 hop bus takes in Brixham and Paignton. Day saver and family tickets provide great value for money and provide an opportunity to visit Paignton, Brixham, Babbacombe, Teignmouth and other areas of Torbay and South Devon. (Visit Stagecoach for details)
There are 22 miles of beautiful coastline between Torquay and Brixham and the coastal area has UNESCO Global Geopark status. The coastline is part of the South West Coast Path. The English Riviera is Devons’ premier holiday destination, attracting thousands of visitors all year round for holidays and short breaks.
The area is known as the English Riviera due to its mild all year-round climate. Torbay has a great variety of fantastic visitor attractions and places to visit for all ages. It has been a popular holiday resort since Victorian times, welcoming visitors from all parts of the UK. It and has some wonderful sandy beaches, plenty to do and a great variety of holiday accommodation including hotels, bed and breakfast establishments, apartments, motels, holiday parks, cottages & self-catering holiday homes.
Goodrington sea front and beach is a two minutes walk from 5 Braeside Mews, as is Youngs Park which has a boating lake, crazy golf course and children’s attractions. The Inn on the Quay pub and restaurant is centrally located adjacent to Goodrington beach and serves food at most times. There are a large number of outdoor seats to have a drink and meal overlooking the sea! Splash Down Quay West waterpark is another of the attractions in Goodrington. Paddle and surf boards can also be hired on the beach. Paignton Leisure Centre, offering a velodrome and an indoor swimming pool is only a few hundred yards away from the beach. The Paignton to Dartmouth Steam Railway train can be caught next to Splashdown. The Cantina restaurant and pub is located next to Youngs Park and there are also food kiosks at either end of the promenade.
Pretty Paignton Harbour is only a 10 minutes walk way from 5 Braeside Mews. The harbour can be accessed via the beautiful Roundham Headland or via the zig zag path which rises from Goodrington promenade and has several different pathways. Take in the sea air, the fragrant shrubs and sit on a bench to admire the panoramic sea views overlooking Youngs Park and Goodrington Sands Beach. The friendly Paignton Sea Angling club is located on the way to the harbour and is open to non-members. In the main season the Paignton to Torquay and Paignton to Brixham Ferries set sail from Paignton Harbour – cruises and fishing trips are also available. Walk under the arch of the Harbour Light Inn and Paignton Pier and Paignton Beach become visible. There is a large green adjacent to the promenade where the annual Paignton Air Show is held. The Pirate Bay Adventure golf course, also on the green, is open for most of the year, has 18 holes and is one of the best around! Paignton Zoo is only a 5 minutes drive away and is great for a day out. It has over 2,500 rare and protected animals housed in 80 acres of spacious grounds.
BRIXHAM – 5.5 miles/15 minutes from Paignton
Brixham is a busy traditional fishing port, just a 15 minute drive from Paignton. It has the famous Brixham Fish Market and plenty of restaurants, pubs and cafes. Visit the Golden Hind Museum Ship. Enjoy the atmosphere of the Pirate Weekend which offers live music and mock battle scenes. Many people dress up to suit the occasion, feel free to come as Blackbeard or Long John Silver! Berry Head Nature Reserve has a café, a Napoleonic fort, a lighthouse, breath-taking views and some lovely peaceful walks.
TORQUAY – 3.5 miles/10 minutes from Paignton.
Torquay is the largest town on the Torbay English Riviera and the birthplace of Agatha Christie.
Torquay Harbour and promenade host numerous bars and restaurants, including the Beacon Quay Harvester with a large outdoor terrace. The restaurant enjoys excellent views of the large marina.
There are regular ferries to Paignton and Brixham in the main season. Local attractions include the nearby Kents Caverns prehistoric caves. The town has a very good shopping centre, a theatre, two museums, a land train and some new family attractions.
COCKINGTON – 3.5 miles/15 minutes from Paignton
Cockington is an olde-worlde thatched village dating back to Doomsday. About a mile from Torquay, Cockington has a traditional pub and restaurant, craft workshops, a forge, a waterwheel, lakeside walks, a quaint church and tea rooms.
BABBACOMBE – 5 miles/15 minutes from Paignton
Babbacombe boasts the highest promenade in England, with a cliff railway linking Babbacombe Downs to Oddicombe beach below. Babbacombe Model Village is well worth a visit as are Babbacombe Theatre and the Bygones Museum. The Babbacombe Inn, near the theatre, serves food most of the time and has plenty of outdoor seating. Alternatively try the Carey Arms right next to the sea. Babbacombe is a great place for a day out.