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The Preston Sands Hotel

  • Destination: Paignton

The Preston Sands Hotel in Paignton, more popularly known as the ‘The Hotel on the Beach is situated directly opposite the large sandy beach of Preston Sands. Ideally located in the heart of the English Riviera, on the South Devon coastline, the Hotel occupies a peaceful spot with no through traffic. The Local amenities of Paignton, including other beaches, the quaint harbour and town centre are all on the level and just a short distance from the Hotel, ideal for a stroll after breakfast or before/after dinner.

All 32 bedrooms are fully modernised and well appointed with en-suite facilities and either a bath or shower. Each bedroom is equipped with a TV, hair dryer, tea/coffee making facilities and central heating for the cooler winter evenings.

The newly refurbished dining room has magnificent panoramic views across the bay, making this one of the most stunning locations to enjoy a relaxing meal.

There is entertainment provided including visiting acts.

The lounge/bar is a great area of the hotel for quiet moments to read a book or enjoy a cup of tea or G&T in peace and quiet.

A popular spot to spend an hour or so is the fabulous Sun Terrace. The magnificent views from the terrace entice you to sit in the sunshine, order a drink or two from the bar and perhaps enjoy a light snack and just take in the surroundings and one of the finest views of the Riviera.

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Families love Paignton, its long sandy beaches, colourful atmosphere, paddler-friendly waters and first class attractions. All the essential ingredients for a magical family holiday.

During the summer months, life revolves around the seafront, which comes alive to the sound of laughter and holiday fun. But there is also another side to this distinctive seaside town, which can be found at the 500 year old Kirkham House and in the glamorous elegance of Oldway Mansion. Oldway was home to the Singer Sewing Machine family and its opulent interiors were modelled on Versailles, earning the mansion the name of “little Versailles”.

Paignton has four long safe sandy beaches making it a popular choice for relaxing and safe seaside holidays. Its rocky coves include an underwater nature reserve and rock-pooling is a favourite holiday past-time.

By day there are attractions galore – Paignton Zoo, Quaywest Waterpark and the Paignton to Dartmouth steam railway, which winds its way through to the pretty riverside towns of Kingswear and Dartmouth. By night Paignton’s seafront comes alive with illuminations and is perfect for an evening stroll.