Local Area

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Bay Cottage is within easy walking distance of many pubs and restaurants, including The Spinning Wheel, The Harvester, Murphy’s Roadhouse, The Inn on the Green and The Lion’s Monocle. Oggy Oggy and St Mary’s Bakery are good for lunch on the go and tea.
You don’t have to drive anywhere once you’re in Paignton. Take the train (or steam train!) to your destination – the station is only 10 – 15 minutes walk from our front door. Alternatively take the 22 bus to Torquay and Exmouth. The bus stop is about 5 minutes walk from the Guest House at Victoria Park. Sit back and ride everywhere and enjoy your day out more without having to worry about traffic or parking.
BMAD (Bikers Make A Difference) is a huge event every May Bank Holiday. Thousands of motorbikes can be seen lining the seafront and other attractions include a music tent, funfair and a mini market selling clothes and food on the Green. The aim of the event is to raise money for charity, including The Air Ambulance, St Johns Ambulance, Devon Freewheelers (Blood Bikes) and the Torbay Young Carers.
Torbay Air Show takes place during the first weekend of June. Air displays are guaranteed to thrill with the aeroplanes flying over the bay making this show a safe one for spectators. This event is free, but parking needs to be purchased beforehand. Travel by train or coach and stay overnight with us!
If you’re a National Trust member, Paignton is the perfect place to stay. From Paignton you can easily visit Coleton Fishacre, Bradley, Parke and The Church House. There are also a number of National Trust walks in the area, including Brownstone and Coleston Camp, Little Dartmouth and Hembury and Holne Woods. And, if you are an Agatha Christie fan, a visit to Greenway is not to be missed. Take the steam train from Paignton to Greenway and then either take the Shuttle Bus to the house, or walk through the beautiful Devonshire countryside to your destination.
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