Best Paignton Walks

1 hour walks

Paignton is known for its Victorian pier , pudding & Dartmouth Steam Railway.

Point of InterestWhat to see?
  • Pier & Harbour
  • Coast Line
  • Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway.
parkingVictoria Car Park
parkingSATNAV Postcode:TQ4 6PE

Walk 1 Paignton Harbour (3 miles)


This delightful walk takes you past Paignton's pier and its charming harbour.

The route follows the coast to Goodrington with stunning views of Torquay and beyond.

Paignton Harbour

It returns past the famous Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway.

There are two steep descents.


3 miles
1 hr 20 mins
tracks , footpaths
residential streets
main roads
0 %
altitude range
5 - 25 m
quality of track

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map of paignton walk

Walk around Paignton


 Walks near Paignton
Great easy circular walks exploring Torquay's magnificent coast line , its harbour and Tor Abbey.
A varied and pleasant circular walk from Broadsands to Greenway.
A thriving fish market town with a picturesque harbour provides a popular centre for exploring a beautiful coastline with extensive views of Tor Bay.


Walk 2 Paignton to Torquay (3 miles)

torquay harbour


Can you walk from Paignton to Torquay along the beach?

This is not possible as there is a stretch between Paignton and Torquay which has no beach.

However , you can follow the South West Coastal Path which is well signed.

Take the BUS 12 to return to Paignton or walk back the same way.


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map of Paignton to Torquay walk

Route of walk marked in blue

Walk 3 Paignton to Broadsands (3 miles)

Ruins of Bath House


A most varied walk along the coast with some spectacular views.

To take the bus back walk 0.7 miles along Broadsands Park Rd - see map.

The route follows the South West Coastal Path and includes pubs/cafes/ toilets at:

  • Paignton Harbour
  • Goodrington Sands
  • Broadsands

Can I walk to Brixham from Paignton?

Yes, you can following the coastal path, total distamce one way frim Paignton is 5.4 miles.

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map of Paignton to Broadsands walk

Route of walk marked in blue