Life in the busy fishing town of Brixham has always centred around the harbour, where yachts and heritage trawlers jostle for space with dayboats heading out to sea for the day’s catch. There’s plenty to see and do here, whether you’re looking for a romantic break or family-friendly holiday, and the fun starts at sea!
Brixham’s history is filled with pirates and smugglers, and kids of all ages will enjoy our hearty Pirate Days. Head for the Old Fish Market during spring and summer to find a whole crew of salty sea dogs waiting to delight children with puppet shows and pirate fancy dress! For a romantic day out, enjoy a cruise on a heritage trawler across the bay, taking in the stunning coastline (and perhaps spotting some of our local dolphins whilst you’re at it!)
A Taste of the Sea
The fishing industry is thriving here, and where better to taste the fresh catch of the day than at one of the town’s many fish restaurants dotted around the harbour? Most source their fish from the world-famous Brixham Fish Market, where you'll find more than 40 varieties of fish – you can even take a guided tour which ends with a hearty English breakfast; a great way to start your day! Book a stay in a pretty 18th century fisherman’s cottage with harbour views, or enjoy the wide choice of other accommodation available to suit all tastes.
Whether you’re heading out to sea on a fishing trip, wreck diving off the coast or soaking up the local ambience in one of the town’s cosy pubs, there’s something here for everyone of all ages. So book your break to Brixham today and get set to experience a taste of life on the English Riviera, South Devon’s Beautiful Bay!