Places to Stay in Brixham
The charming fishing port of Brixham can be found at the bottom of the Torbay area in the popular English Riviera, a favourite holiday resort for families since Victorian times. The English Riviera is so known because of its mild weather and the palm trees that can be found in the towns and villages in its vicinity. Like its neighbours, Brixham is a lovely place to base yourself during your holiday in Devon and has retained its traditional charm.
The ideal spot for boat fans
Brixham is a haven for fans of all things nautical, not only can you sit in the harbour and watch the boats come in with the day’s catch, but you can also take to the sea yourself by booking a boat trip around the Torbay. There are a number of hotels and guesthouses that line the harbour, giving you the best view of the sea and the various fishing trawlers and pleasure boats right from your window.
If you visit during the summer you’ll not only have the guarantee of some warm weather and the chance to spot the blue water sparkling with the reflection of the sun but you can also celebrate Brixham’s history with their events, including BrixFest and the famous Pirate Festival. Make sure to book a family room at one of the properties in the centre of town so you can be right in the middle of the action.
Not just for boats
While the town is a hive of sailors, fishermen and pleasure cruisers, the harbour and its boats aren’t all it has going for it. Berry Head Nature Reserve and the South West Coast Path are both easily accessed from the town and are great places for relaxing strolls and immersing yourself in nature. The town itself also has an eclectic mix of shops, cafes and restaurants giving you the chance to sample something fresh and locally produced from an independent business or find comfort in something familiar with a popular chain. If you don’t want to be out on the water yourself, you should still spend some time in the harbour, you never know, you might spot some of the resident wildlife including seals and dolphins.
Whether you want a sea view of not, you’ll find a wide range of accommodation options in Brixham, with everything from small cottages to larger properties, like hotels and B&Bs with suites perfect for families and even a couple of properties that are adult only for those that wan't a quiet place to stay. Like many of the properties in this region, the accommodation options have been renovated from traditional Victorian holiday villas or from several smaller houses giving them a quaint and historic feel and retains much of their original charm.
Ideal for a cosy retreat
There is something about staying by the sea and Brixham is no different. From the colourful cottages, the harbour and the grand Victorian features to the variety of comfortable accommodation options, Brixham is a great choice for anyone looking for a cosy, sea side retreat.
Because the English Riviera is a perpetual favourite among visitors, you’re never short of accommodation options and while many of them are family-friendly and go out of their way to ensure that everyone in the family is well catered for, there are also several adult only properties for those that want to relax in peace and quiet.