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Lovely spot

The harbour in itself is a wonderfully tranquil spot with real chocolate box view of the boats and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Slough, United Kingdom
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A step back in time with a qauint working harbour full of interest backed by some really good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Daisy H
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South Quay, Paignton TQ4 6DT, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The harbour in itself is a wonderfully tranquil spot with real chocolate box view of the boats and Torbay, but the real jewel is Fairy Cove a secluded, dog friendly, beach just a few steps beyond the Eastern jetty

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A step back in time with a qauint working harbour full of interest backed by some really good eaterys of real choice.

Thank Daisy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely to walk around, view the boats, enjoy an icecream or snack (plenty of eating establishments around as well)

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely walk along the promenade and to the harbour watching the boats bobbing about Had a nice cup of tea too

Thank mallymoo1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love little harbour with lots of boats to look at. Fairy Cove next to the harbour is a hidden gem of a beach (Not sandy though) loads of rocks to look in and a great view of Torquay.

Thank 17sj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved looking at all the boats. The scenery changes so much with the tides, could sit and watch forever. Beautiful.

Thank Claire S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent a few hours watching vessels entering and leaving this very clean and tidy Harbour. I found it relaxing to observe life in there.

Thank Bob L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful Harbour, with Wonderful Stunning Views. Well worth a visit when in the area. We love Paignton and its many great places to visit. Views, Attractions, Beaches, Eateries and Much More.

Thank Culture161032
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very pretty harbour away from the noise and crowded seafront of Paignton. Not much else around it.

Thank KAY S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although this is a relatively small habour with boat trips, pleasure vessels and a few fishing boats it is well worth a visit Nice to sit on the road and have a panaramic view to your sandwiches

Thank DerbyTraveller-2007
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