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Paignton Pier

Esplanade Rd, Paignton, England
+44 1803 522139
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Hours of fun!.

Such a great pier.. The first part of the pier was open with the arcade but the end of the pier... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
joanne a
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
via mobile
Watch out for the 'rigged' 10p falls - some items don't move at all!

I know what the tuppenny falls and 10p falls should be like and unfortunately some of theirs... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Chatham, United Kingdom
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“arcade games” (48 reviews)
“candy floss” (25 reviews)
Esplanade Rd, Paignton, England
+44 1803 522139
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Such a great pier.. The first part of the pier was open with the arcade but the end of the pier was closed for winter I think.. We had a good couple of hours in the arcade won a few key rings out of the...More

Thank joanne a
Reviewed 6 days ago

I know what the tuppenny falls and 10p falls should be like and unfortunately some of theirs appeared to be "rigged" in my personal opinion. Very disappointed after putting £15 of 10p's in and the items at the front and middle stayed where they were,...More

Thank EmmaHB-field
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a disappointing pier. We strolled onto the pier and you had to go through the huge amazement of gaming machines to get to the end of the pier. (End of pier was closed.) There was no cafe on the pier where you sit and...More

Thank IzzywalkerWorthing
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on the pier at 8.50pm to be told you have 10 minutes until we close so I questioned the board that states the time on and blokes answer it’s quiet and we wanna get home. If that was my staff member a p45 would...More

Thank Theentrepreneur1709
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely walk along the pier, lots of penny arcade's. We took lots of photos with the funny photo shot bits. We came today and are going back later when it is dark to take more photos of the pier as it's illuminated. Looks very pretty....More

Thank rebpen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent for children with rides to suit most ages plus a huge gaming area with numerous slots and fruit machines. The Pier appears very well maintained and there are stalls selling souvenirs and the usual candy floss and ice creams. There is also a well...More

Thank Illumin8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pier is good for the family something for all ages. The cafe has nice food and reasonably priced. Ideal for those rainy days.

Thank dean1349
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As other have said it's a bit of a rip off like many other arcades The grab machines are a joke they pick nicely, come to the top then open what a CON

Thank rowley136
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like arcade machines! Then this is the place for you. The pier has a lot of a history attached to it, unfortunately you don't get to see any of that. it's a shame, it's become a tacky strip for holiday makers.

Thank Claire J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not much of interest full of gaming machines designed to take money off you. The grab a toy games deliberately designed for you to loose

Thank eigbob
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Charlene M
14 September 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Hi there,yes you can access the pier on a wheelchair.
25 July 2017|
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Response from mistyjill8 | Reviewed this property |
sorry i said yes that was to another question i was asked .. I am not sure if it is open all year .
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