On my very first Wednesday we went to Paignton Pier and then to the cinema to watch "inside out" a very good film!
But to be honest I was more blown away by the views of the sea, the pier and the beach. Even though, the locals don't exactly call it a proper beach, I still think it has its charm, probably mainly because it was the first one I saw during my stay here in England. And even then I was sure that I was going to come back a few more times.
We even saw a couple of surfers on one side of the pier, which I had not expected to encounter, because who associates the south west with surfers? But they do exist in quite vast numbers!