Paignton is located in the county of Devon, South West England, three miles south-west of the town of Torquay, 20 miles south of the major city of Exeter, 74 miles south of Cardiff, and 168 miles south-west of London. Paignton falls within the unitary authority of Torbay. It is in the TQ3 postcode district. The post town for Paignton is Paignton.
COVID-19: Paignton coronavirus cases are reported by Public Health England within the Torbay case numbers. This Paignton coronavirus map shows the position of Paignton within Torbay, along with the number of cases in Torbay and each of the surrounding areas.
Paignton is in the ceremonial county of Devon, the historic county of Devon, and the administrative county of Torbay.
Paignton is situated towards the southernmost extremity of Devon, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Devon.
The nearest postcode to the centre of Paignton is TQ3 3AB.
Paignton is situated towards the southernmost extremity of the TQ3 postcode district, and towards the easternmost extremity of the TQ3 postcode district.
The post town for Paignton is Paignton. Paignton is in the TQ3 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Paignton.
The centre of Paignton is located at position 50.43603° latitude and -3.56777° longitude.
The centre of Paignton is located at the grid reference easting 288758 and northing 60750 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.
Position of Paignton relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Paignton to the centre of the town.
Position of Paignton relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Paignton to the centre of the city.