In Brixham today as it has for many years, life revolves around Brixham's busy fishing harbour where the catches are still landed on the quayside. A major fishing port since the middle ages it was also the landing place of Prince William of Orange, later to become King William III. Brixham also has a thriving marina for leisure craft both large and small.
You'll find plenty of places to stay in Brixham and surrounding area to suit all tastes and pockets , from quaint B and B's and Guest Houses to high quality hotels as well as beautiful self catering fishermans cottages and luxury apartments. Just outside of town you'll also find a good number of camping and caravan sites and holiday parks with plenty of family facilities.
Strolling along the quayside at Brixham is a great way to relax and while away some time, there's always something new to look at whether it be boats unloading their catch, leasure craft in the marina or simply seagulls swooping into the harbour's waters in search of fish dropped of a boat whilst unloading. Behind the quayside the small town is a joy to explore with interesting shops and plenty of friendly pubs and restaurants. Whatever you do don't miss out on the chance to have some fish and chips al fresco style on the quayside, somehow it always seems to taste nicer when eaten in these surroundings!!
Around Brixham you'll find plenty of interesting beaches to explore, explore the rockpools with the kids or take a rod and try your luck with some shore casting. A couple of miles from Brixham is Broadsands one of the finest beaches in Torbay.
A short distance away from the harbour and winding streets of the town centre can be found some of the most picturesque scenery on this coast, including the spectacular towering cliffs of Berry Head. Secluded coves and sandy beaches abound in this area or, if you prefer to spend your time on the water, take one of the many boat or fishing trips available.
You'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to leisure attractions in and around Brixham. Being part of Torbay, The English Riviera, all of the areas attractions are near at hand
If your spending a few days in Brixham you'll have the chance to get out and about and explore Torbay's other towns of Paignton and Torquay each with their own unique character or venture a little further afield and and take in the spectacular views of Dartmoor inland or travel ashort distance to Dartmouth and take a trip up the River Dart by boat to Totnes.
With such a wealth of beaches, walks and activities in and around Brixham it is an ideal place to spend some time. Whether you are at the 'bucket and spade' stage or the more mature 'walking the coastline' age you are sure to find something here to appeal.
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