Brixham

    Brixham a maritime treasure, where life centres on the bustling harbour, one of Britain's busiest fishing ports.
    Wander around the harbour side gift shops, watch the fishermen unloading their daily catch, sample freshly caught seafood from one of the quayside's fish stalls, or relax in a pub or restaurant and watch life go by. 
    Away from the harbour you can lose yourself in a maze of narrow, winding streets, and within walking distance from the town centre you will find some of the Riviera's most spectacular scenery. Sandy beaches and secluded coves give way to the towering cliffs of Berry Head, offering breathtaking views of Torbay and the English Channel. The stunning South West Coast Path continues from here and winds its way round to the village of Kingswear.
    The marina, one of the busiest on the South Devon coast, is now home to a fascinating collection of heritage sailing vessels including some of Brixham’s original sailing trawlers.

               





          





























    (ABOVE) Marina & Harbour By Christine Ellis

    Right on the harbour are a number of stalls selling fresh sea food such as Whelks, Mussels, Cockles, Prawns and Crab. Alongside these are numerous kiosks where you can book fishing and angling trips or boat rides to Dartmouth, up the Dart to Greenaway, or across the bay to Torquay. 
     
    Brixham’s coastline is brimming with history from the Napoleonic fortifications at Berry Head to the well preserved World War II batteries that were once a vital part of Britain’s coastal defences; a strong heritage that has shaped the character of the town today.

    1. Berry Head

      Berry HeadBerry Head is a coastal headland at the southern end of Torbay to the southeast of Brixham.Enjoy the spectacular at Berry Head. Explore the remains of an imposing Coastal Fort, built to keep Napoleons invaders out to sea. ...

    2. Brixham Churches

      ChurchesGenerations of Seafarers and their families have been invovled in the development of the Christain Curches in Brixham.Events such as `Harvest of the sea` and the recently restored `Blessing of the Fleet` give  an indication...

    3. Brixham Heritage Museum

      Brixham Heritage...

    4. Brixham Theatre & Cowtown Carnival

      Brixham Theatre Sitauted in Bolton Square stands Brixhams own small theatre (the history of it is explored in an exhibition in the Brixham Museum).It's a cosy, community theatre showing sporadic drama performances and concerns.The...

    5. Golden Hind Museum Ship

      Golden Hind Museum Ship Situated alongside the main Quay, is the unique, unmistakable, Museum Ship Golden Hind - a replica of the flagship of Sir. Francis DrakeThe Golden Hind Ship, classically remembered as a ship captured by Frances...

    6. History Of Brixham

      HistoryAlthough there is evidence of ice age in habitants here, and probable trading in the Bronze Age, the first evidence of a town comes from Saxon Time. It is possible that Saxon settlement originated by sea from Hampshire in the...