Brixham, in South Devon, is a quintessential English harbour town. The colourful houses that surround the harbour bowl are the first things you notice. But the real stars of this town aren't the buildings—it’s the fish.
As one of the busiest fishing ports in the UK, Brixham has a long history of bringing in fresh seafood. Here, in the heart of England’s Seafood Coast, the freshest fish and most delicious seafood is on the menu everywhere.
But that’s not all this quaint town has to offer. There are plenty of attractions to keep the family busy: from the life-size pirate ship museum, the Golden Hind, that sits in the middle of the harbour, to the outside seawater lido, Shoalstone Pool, to the stunning views from the old Napoleon fort at Berry Head. Brixham is also the perfect place for a walkers and a doggy-break with the stunning South West Coast path allowing you to walk through woods and along cliff tops to a variety of local beaches.
A half-mile long breakwater protects the town from high winds and large waves. Why not take a stroll along the breakwater, and reach the lighthouse at the end. On the way back, relax on the Blue Flag Breakwater Beach. Brixham is fast becoming a cultural hub of Devon, with fantastic art murals covering many of the buildings throughout the town. Can you find the angel wings, the pirate map and the Leaning Tower or Pisa? With over 10 beautiful and huge murals to find throughout the town, it will keep you busy!
Brixham’s festivals and events are legendary with one of the country’s biggest Pirate Festivals attracting thousands of scallywags, and BrixFest that celebrates Brixham’s amazing and varied heritage. The annual Brixham Pirate Festival takes place each May, where people of young and old will be dressed in their finest pirate fashions, a spectacular sight to see, and visitors are more than welcome to join in the fun.
If you're looking for an authentic taste of England, look no further than Brixham.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does Brixham have a sandy beach?
Brixham has several sandy beaches including:
- Breakwater Beach.
- Fishcombe Cove.
- Scabbacombe Sands.
- St Mary's Bay Beach.
- Shoalstone Beach and Pool.
Does Brixham have a dog friendly beach?
Yes, there are several dog friendly beaches in Brixham. The following beaches in Brixham are dog friendly all year around.
St Mary's Bay
Where are the angel wings in Brixham?
Around the town you'll find several murals. The Angel Wings can be found on the town's oldest street.Learn more about Brixham here
Where can I see dolphins and seals in Brixham?
The best place to see dolphins and seals in Brixham is by walking along Brixham Breakwater. Alternatively, they can also be seen at Churston Cove and at Berry Head which isn't far from the town centre.See more about Brixham here