Each year over 300 Bed and Breakfast and Guest House owners warmly welcome thousands of visitors to the glorious English Riviera. Many accommodation providers have received top hospitality industry excellence awards from Visit England, TripAdvisor, South Devon and Devon Tourism Awards for their customer services, décor and quality food.

Whatever you’re looking for, from best value to five-star luxury; short or long stay breaks; dog-friendly or adult only accommodation you’ll find plenty on offer.

If you’re planning to visit the charming fishing town of Brixham for a B&B break then take a look at our Brixham B&B profiles for some inspiration. Come and visit some of our great B&B hosts.*

Driftwood Boutique B&B

Driftwood Boutique B&B in Brixham, Devon

Keith and Zoe opened the doors of their contemporary classic, boutique style B&B in 2017.  Living close to the water Zoe enjoys gig rowing, and she regularly puts her interior design skills to work whilst Keith spends his spare time redeveloping the garden.

Nestled above the quayside there are fantastic South-East facing panoramic views of the harbour, Brixham town and across the Bay. It’s a great base for exploring the local area with good transport links and ferries to Torquay and Dartmouth close by.

The Driftwood has been awarded Booking.com’s 10 out of 10 Excellence Award and TripAdvisor’s 2017 Certificate of Excellence. There are 4 luxury guest rooms each with elegant furnishings, private or Juliette balconies and comfy Super King or King sized beds.

Keith and Zoe recommend that visitors take in the picturesque views and delightful coastal and woodland walks from Berry Head, Breakwater Beach, Fisherman’s and Churston Coves and to enjoy the lovely sunset over Brixham harbour.

Beacon House

Beacon House in Brixham, Devon

Amanda and Nigel have owned Beacon House for over 6 years. They love living by the sea and walking their two springers, Henry and Lenny on the South West Coast Path.

The property, originally named Prospect House  was built in the early 1850’s for a local smack trawler owner. It was converted into two properties in the 1900’s and when Amanda and Nigel purchased both houses they set about restoring the property to its former glory.  As much of the heritage and character has been retained and enhanced whilst introducing some modern amenities.

Now with 4 guest bedrooms, this gorgeous Victorian detached villa is conveniently located, has ample onsite free parking and stunning sea views. Guests can enjoy breakfast in the dairy and wonderful views of Brixham marina, the breakwater and across the Bay. Beacon House has received TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame, Certificate of Excellence for five years running.

The owners recommend an afternoon tea at GuardHouse Cafe, set amongst the stunning Berry Head National Nature Reserve and gateway to the English Riviera’s UNESCO Global Geopark.

Brixham House

Brixham House in Brixham, Devon

Debra and Mark have been running this highly recommended business for 10 years. They love the coastline, the coves and little bays that they’ve discovered whilst out walking their rescue dog.  They enjoy eating out and sampling the local delicacies of the many restaurants and cafes that are on their doorstep.

Brixham House has 6 guest rooms, free parking and has recently received Tripadvisors’ Certificate of Excellence.  Situated on a level position this B&B is within easy walking distance of the town and harbourside. They offer locally sourced produce and a varied breakfast menu including a delicious Full English, Kedgeree, Scallops or Pancakes with many other options available.

Debra and Mark’s ‘must see’ recommendation is to visit Paignton Zoo, one of the South West’s most exciting visitor attractions and home to over 2,500 animals including gorillas, orangutans, giraffes and crocodiles.

Melville Guest House

The Melville Guest House in Brixham, Devon

Jackie and Colin have been the hosts at The Melville for almost three years. They love the amazing walks and seeing the gorgeous seals and other incredible sea life that are often spotted in the Bay. Colin likes riding his motorbike around the area, taking in the stunning English Riviera scenery and swapping motorbike stories with guests.

The Melville is an old Victorian townhouse which was built by a local trawler owner. Look out for the beautiful stained-glass window of his trawler ‘Our Boys’ BM181, which was built at Uphams, Brixham’s famous shipyard and the site where ‘The Mayflower II’ replica was built. The Wesleys enjoy welcoming returning and new guests to their B&B and offer great value for money with seven comfortable guest rooms.

This B&B has consistently received good reviews on TripAdvisor and has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence, making it a perfect choice when visiting Brixham and the surrounding areas. Ideally located with good access to local transport, The Melville is only a five minute level walk to the charming harbour and town centre.

Jackie and Colin’s ‘must see’ local attraction recommendation is to visit Brixham’s iconic landmark, The Golden Hind (pictured), a full size replica of Sir Francis Drake’s ship that transported him around the globe.

The Shoalstone

The Shoalstone in Brixham, Devon

If you’re looking for a B&B in Brixham with fabulous far reaching sea views then Gary and Sara have just the place for you.

There are 7 guest rooms, onsite free car parking and especially for international visitors, Gary and Sara speak some French, German and Spanish to make you really feel at home. The Shoalstone has received Booking.com’s Guest Review Award 2017 and TripAdvisor’s 2018 Certificate of Excellence.

The owners have been running The Shoalstone for just over a year and they enjoy the South West’s countryside and the very friendly locals. Their ‘must see’ local attraction is Berry Head Nature Reserve and  gateway to the English Riviera’s UNESCO Global Geopark, which has stunning sea views of Brixham and beyond, plus there’s no admission charge.

Redlands Guest House

This late Victorian, Early Edwardian building was built from waste granite used in construction of Brixham breakwater and it is believed that the house was originally constructed for a Master Mariner. Redlands Guest House is now owned by Matthew who is offering a bed and breakfast in Brixham with a nautical twist.

Built around 1900, Redlands has been modernised but still retains its original character and charm. In the 1950’s the business was owned by film and TV actor Conrad Phillips with many famous names staying such as Roger Moore and Barbara Windsor.

All of the guest rooms have been individually decorated to a high standard, with single, twin, double, king and super-king rooms available. Guests can access hi-speed wifi internet access and use of the garden and patio area. Redlands provides onsite parking and is within a short 10 minute walk from the bustling harbour.

A top tip for visitors is to take a Brixham Fish Market tour to see where £25 million of fish is landed and auctioned each day. The tours are hugely popular and are a great opportunity to take a peek behind the scenes and meet the local characters, culminating in a scrumptious fish breakfast at Rockfish.

Sampford House

Sampford Guest House in Brixham, Devon

Rosie and Matthew have been running Sampford House for over 8 years. They love the community spirit that exists amongst the locals in the town and the magnificent scenery around them.

Sampford House is a grade II listed 18th century fisherman’s house. It has 5 guest rooms including one suite and a charming Fisherman’s Cottage. If you’re looking for pet friendly accommodation in a central location overlooking the quaint Brixham harbour with fantastic sea views of the English Riviera, this could be for you!

Sample the homemade yoghurt, marmalade, jams and peanut butter during the breakfast service. This venue has entered TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame for the second time and has received a prestigious Certificate of Excellence.

Rosie and Matthew’s top tip is to explore the Napoleonic Forts at Berry Head National Nature Reserve where dogs on leads are very welcome.

Sea Tang Guest House

Sea Tang Guest House in Brixham, Devon

Claire and Chris run the Sea Tang Guest House, part of an elegant Victorian terrace and a former Sea Captain’s accommodation. This charming B&B is only a 10-minute walk from Brixham town centre and harbour, offering free parking in the marina car park, just 100m away.  

Assistance dogs such as hearing dogs and guide dogs are welcome here and special dietary needs including Vegetarian and Gluten-free can be accommodated.

Sea Tang is spread across three floors with six modern guest rooms, four with stunning sea views across Brixham Marina and towards Tor Bay. Claire and Chris have installed an HD webcam called Brixcam to their website with live streaming giving visitors fantastic real-time views of daily harbour activity, sightings of lifeboats and trawlers, and weather and tide updates.

A delightful short trip on the Western Lady Ferry Service is one of Sea Tang’s recommended things to do. The ferry service has been running for over 70 years and stops at nearby Paignton and Torquay. Look out for the friendly staff dressed in red uniforms at the ticket office to buy your return ticket and embark from New Pier on the harbourside in Brixham.

Fair Winds Guest House

Fair Winds Guest House in Brixham, Devon

Helen and Paul provide a warm welcome and modern, comfortable surroundings at Fair Winds Guest House. It is perfect for a short visit to Brixham or a longer stay to explore the English Riviera and South Devon.  Fair Winds has been awarded a 4 star rating by Visit England.

The guest rooms are individually named such as Mistral and Sundowner Suite and have the latest facilities including WiFi internet access, flat screen TVs and complimentary luxury toiletries. Guests can enjoy off road parking and use of a peaceful, sunny garden. As an added feature there is a self-catering annexe with a private entrance and fully-equipped kitchenette for visitors who prefer this option.

Helen and Paul’s top tip is to visit National Trust’s Coleton Fishacre, an Arts and Craft style house with 30 acres of beautiful gardens by the sea, once the country retreat of the D’oyly Carte family. Located in Kingswear, just a short drive from Brixham, visitors can enjoy the echoes of the family’s Gilbert and Sullivan connections when the piano is played in the 1920’s themed saloon. Well behaved dogs are welcome in the gardens.

Westbury Guest House

Westbury Guest House in Brixham, Devon

Chris and Carol have been running the Westbury Guest House for thirteen years.  They love the fresh air and fabulous scenery in the South West, the good all year round climate and friendly local people. They enjoy growing their own fruit and catching local mackerel so you can be sure that most of the products that you eat at breakfast time will be fresh and homegrown.

There are six guest rooms in this charming 19th Century Georgian house and the business has attained the Visit England 4 Star Award, as well as receiving five-star reviews on TripAdvisor and Google.

Chris and Carol’s  ‘must see’ recommendation is to take a trip on the delightful Babbacombe Cliff Railway, a funicular service transporting visitors down to Oddicombe Beach.

*based on English Riviera website product page views and content from 1 Jan to 5 August 2018.

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