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Paignton Pier

Esplanade Rd, Paignton, England
01803 522 139
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Ranked #12 of 16 Attractions in Paignton
Type: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

AS pier go .. as always mostly Amusement on it .. but nice to look back and see Paignton .. sun shine on waves and beach . had a slow walk .. with the wind and sea air .. does you the world of good

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Used to go on this pier regularly when my family loved in the area. Went recently after many years. The return on the slots was not just bad luck, but just set up to pay out as little as possibe. Not entirely cosher!!

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Visited Paignton Pier on a short break, the pier seemed very money orinatated (employees seemed constantly inside machines fiddling and jigging).They are cleary set up to only win OCCASIONALLY, the machine grabs the prizes only to drop the prize when the claw reaches the top of the machine (jolts very harshly and sometimes even banging aggressively against the glass upon... More

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Annesley, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I'm of the old school I suppose and think the Pier is for walking on and sitting looking at the views and all you have is tacky side shows and an gambling shed full of one arm bandits getting in the way.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Glad we walked to the end of the pier just for the views. Amusement Arcade seemed a right rip off for everything we tried was a looser and we saw no one win anything. Had a cream tea in the Cafe at the Pier Entrance which was quite acceptable. Still it is a free attraction and reminds one of holidays... More

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Muscat, Oman
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Ripoff amusements, run down greasy pier foods... lovely trip back in time to nostalgia-land. Reminded me of when I was a young boy and we visited similar seaside reports in Britain and Ireland.

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Was disappointed with the pier. You have 1 arcade, and couple of food options. The arcade was quite large but would say the machines are set to very low payout including the grab machines. A couple of the outdoor things like shooting range and remote controls even though open, we're not working. Not many seating options to watch the world... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
39 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Paignton Pier is situated on Esplanade Rd.You cant miss it,just ask one of the locals whilst you there.I actually asked Chris at the Guest House,where it was located on my first day in paignton.I visited it one morning during my 5 day holiday break in paignton.Took some good photographs when i was on the Pier itself and there is also... More

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cornwall uk
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67 reviews 67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We had a stroll on the Pier and had a look at the Amusments, was ok for the daughter who enjoyed the arcade. There was rides etc for the little ones.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

You had to walk through the amusement arcade which was a short way along. Some activities for children at the end, Not many places to sit and enjoy.

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