Brixham Attractions

Brixham Attractions

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Brixham Attractions

Visitors have flocked to the charming fishing town of Brixham for generations to soak up the laid back atmosphere and bask in the bustling central harbour which is the hub of this historical town. Combining tradition with the perfect tourist hotspot, Brixham offers a wealth of attractions, activities and eateries to holidaymakers of all ages.

Historical delights

There are plenty of things to do in Brixham, which is located at the southern point of South Devon’s beautiful bay. With a host of historical sites to visit, including the replica of Sir Francis Drake’s ship and the statue of William of Orange, there are also endless tales of smugglers and pirates that surround the area. Alternatively there are plenty of cafés and boutique shops waiting to be explored along charming streets, lined with colourful fisherman cottages and countless traditional pubs and eateries serving up the fresh catch of the day.

Outdoor adventure

Days out in Brixham can be taken up with plenty of maritime activity and it is highly recommended that visitors take a boat trip to experience the best views of the stunning surroundings whilst hearing about the historical nautical adventures that the town is famed for.

For those looking for outdoor pursuits, Brixham has a choice of many exhilarating coastal walks and cycle paths and no visit would be complete without a trip to the cliff-top Geo Park, which can access at nearby Berry Head, and experience breathtaking views out across South Devon’s beautiful bay.

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  1. Coleton Fishacre

    National Trust - Coleton Fishacre

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    Historic House/Palace

    Location

    Kingswear, Dartmouth

    Travel back in time to the Jazz Age at the country home of the D'Oyly Carte family. You can lose yourself in the magical 12-hectare (30-acre) garden: viewpoints give enticing glimpses out to sea, paths weave through glades past tranquil ponds.

  2. Berry Head National Nature Reserve

    Berry Head National Nature Reserve

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    Country Park/Nature Reserve

    Location

    Brixham

    Berry Head National Nature Reserve guards the southern half of Tor Bay. One of the gateways to the English Riviera Global Geopark, it is an internationally-acclaimed heritage site, home to a fascinating variety of wildlife and history, with...

  3. Brixham

    Brixham

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    Location

    Brixham

    Radiating a warmth of its own, Brixham nestles in the rugged cliffs at the southern end of the English Riviera.
    Life in Brixham centres around its pretty harbour, where you will absorb the many flavours of the town and its harbour.

  4. Brixham Breakwater

    Brixham Breakwater

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    Pier

    Location

    Brixham

    Protecting Brixham Harbour is the massive structure of Brixham Breakwater, stretching for half a mile offshore. It's a pleasant walk along the length, and from the far end you gain a very different perspective of the harbour and town.

  5. Shoalstone Beach

    Shoalstone Beach

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    Beach

    Location

    Brixham

    Along the coast from the busy fishing harbour of Brixham is Shoalstone Beach. This isn’t just a shingle beach, but has a sea water swimming pool too, so still plenty of activities to keep everyone happy.

  6. Greenway Shuttle Bus from Churston Station

    Greenway Shuttle Bus from Churston Station

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    Bus/Coach Tour

    Location

    Brixham

    Running from Churston Station (FREE with valid train ticket, otherwise £3.50 return. Daily except Fridays 28th March to 1st November)
    Modern low level bus from Churston Station to the turning bay before NT land

  7. Elberry Cove

    Elberry Cove

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    Type

    Beach

    Location

    Brixham

    Elberry Cove is a romantic impressive shingle beach with beautiful cystal blue clear waters a little gem in English Riveria, which is reached by a footpath from Broadsands beach. This is a beautiful beach in an idyllic rural setting.

  8. Dartmouth Day Cruise (From Brixham)

    Dartmouth Day Cruise (From Brixham)

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    Type

    Boat Trip

    Location

    Brixham

    Dartmouth Day Cruise - an exciting day adventure to the lovely historic Port of Dartmouth. Cruising EVERY DAY from1st April to 31st October

  9. Boat Trips - Brixham

    Boat Trips - Brixham

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    Type

    Boat Trip

    Location

    Brixham

    A boat trip is the perfect way to experience the English Riviera from one of its best vantage points - the sea! Whether you're looking for a sight-seeing trip, fishing excursion or simply to cross the bay on a ferry, you'll find it all here.

  10. Brixham Art and Craft Market

    Brixham Art and Craft Market

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    Sub-Attraction

    Location

    Brixham

    Brixham Art and Craft Market is held every Saturday from Easter to the end of October, under the Old Fish Market right on the harbour side in the centre of Brixham, transforming the beautiful harbour area into a shoppers' haven.

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