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Paignton Pier

Esplanade Rd, Paignton, England
+44 1803 522139
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dirty, everything shut.

We were surprised to find everything shut when we popped down in the the evening, we know it wasn't... read more

Reviewed today
Swaffham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Fab sea side holiday

This pier has the best family arcade on the coast x great prizes in the 2p machines and great staff... read more

Reviewed yesterday
via mobile
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  • Very good28%
  • Average32%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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Esplanade Rd, Paignton, England
+44 1803 522139
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Reviewed today via mobile

We were surprised to find everything shut when we popped down in the the evening, we know it wasn't high season but there wasn't even a fish and chip shop open!! Only the main pier arcade was open all others shut. Plenty of tourists about...More

Thank emmstar2017
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This pier has the best family arcade on the coast x great prizes in the 2p machines and great staff x

Thank Lacelin
Reviewed yesterday

great place for families. one of the best piers i have been to. kids had a great time here. plenty of variety from 2p machines to bumper cars.

Thank Debbie G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We was quite disappointed with this pier, it is solely just arcades and kids amazements.You even have to walk through the arcades which of course is very noisy.Not for a nice walk or to sit and relax .There is not even a cafe or bar.

Thank 426cheryl5
Reviewed 2 days ago

Panoramic views of the beach and town from the far end of the Pier, which is primarily a large amusement arcade. Unfortunately, most of these places don’t work in the customer’s flavour and even the simple games like the grab (claw) machines are virtually impossible...More

Thank The_Concierge_8
Reviewed 4 days ago

This pier in my opinion is only for children their are far too many noisy rides on it would not bother to walk down it again.

Thank boomerangles
Reviewed 4 days ago

I usually have a walk on this pier right to the end. Lots of food outlets upon entrance and fruit machines in the noisy arcade. After negotiating through that to the end of the pier it becomes more traditional with a Helter-skelter and free photo...More

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 4 days ago

We love to see a pier being looked after, there are so many around our coastline that are suffering from neglect. It's a great place for people who like the fun of amusement arcades but not so good for real pier lovers who just want...More

Thank pamcam2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

recently went on during my holiday can honestly say I had fun and enjoyed every minute on there from fun rides for the kids to ice cream sweet shops, to the café where you can a really good snack, or meal to a cream tea,...More

Thank Daisy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This pier seems to be just a series of slot machine penny arcade types of buildings, and you can't even get to the end of the pier as the way is barred.

Thank Alison R
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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
Is there a fortune teller on pier?
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.
Are dogs allowed ?
24 January 2016|
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Response from Nigel Barry H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, most definitely