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.