A Guide to Brixham
Brixham is a popular seaside town on the South Devon Coast. Located on the South side of TorBay, It retains a certain Victorian charm with its cobbled streets and colour washed houses. It has, however become a very popular tourist destination due to its picture postcard beauty. With a wide range of activities on its doorstep Brixham has something to offer everyone.
Brixham began life as a fishing village and grew to become on of the largest on the South coast. However today fishing takes second place to tourism. Although still a fishing port, its fleet has been drastically reduced.
Life in Brixham centres around the harbour. Here you will find a great selection of cafes, restaurants and gift shops all surrounding the port. If you love seafood then this is one town you should visit as there are seafood restaurants aplenty.
Walk down the cobbled streets of Brixham towards the harbour and the view is dominated by the Golden Hind. This is a full size replica of Sir Francis Drakes ship and a popular tourist destination for young and old alike. It tells the story of Drakes circumnavigation of the world as he plundered his way from country to country. A real pirates adventure and an interactive museum, its a great place to spend a few hours. Make sure, however, they don’t make you walk the plank!
As this is still an active fishing port you can watch the fishermen unload their catch and send it to the nearby Brixham Fish Market. An interesting activity especially for those who haven’t seen fisherman in action before.
Accommodation in Brixham
There are a huge variety of places to stay in the local area. From self catering luxury apartments and houses to boutique hotels and B&B’s. If you are on a family holiday may we suggest one of the self catering options available. These give you all the advantages of a home from home and most properties in Brixham are located on the hillside affording wonderful views.
If its’ a romantic getaway you are looking for then possibly one of the boutique hotels would be more suitable. Choose the right one and you will be pampered in luxurious fashion and leave feeling relaxed and refreshed.
There really is something for everyone when it come to accommodation in Brixham. Take a look at our accommodation listings to choose the perfect getaway location. We are sure you will find somewhere perfect to stay.
Things to do in Brixham
With a wide array of activities and things to see and do in the local area Brixham makes an ideal holiday destination. Although quite a small town there’s plenty on offer. Here are a few suggestions to get you started on your Brixham holiday.
Although mentioned above, this is the centrepiece of Brixham harbour and a must visit activity for all who visit Brixham.
Situated right next to the Harbour and composed of shingle Breakwater beach is a great place to enjoy the sunnier days. Here you can go rock pooling with the kids and even swim in the calm waters. It is a firm favourite for scuba divers, however, as there is plenty of marine life to see under water.
In addition to swimming in the sea you can also try Shoalstone pool. It is a 50m saltwater pool open during the summer months and is an iconic location in Brixham. Being one of he the few remaining saltwater pools in the country. It is open daily from May to September and is a great place to relax and soak up the rays.
This is a tiny selection of a few of the best things to do when in Brixham but there is far more in and around the area. You are sure to have a great holiday if you decide to stay here.