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Brixham Breakwater

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Brixham, Devon, TQ5 9AF
Brixham Breakwater
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Brixham Breakwater (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

About

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.

Brixham Breakwater is a great spot for fishing - it is possible to fish both the seaward side and into the harbour, meaning you might catch wrasse, conger eels, mackerel, garfish, bass, pollack and mullet. If you chose to fish, do remember that boats have the right of way, and this is the main channel for all vessels to pass in and out of the harbour.

During storms, some spectacular, huge waves smash over the breakwater - this makes for some great photography, but never go onto the breakwater itself in such conditions.

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Road Directions

Following the A380 which then becomes the A3022 into Brixham you will come across the Bolton Arms PH at a set of traffic lights where you need to go left. Follow the road marked “Harbour” until you happen upon another junction where you need to turn right. Follow the road alongside the harbour and head for Shoalstone. You’ll need to go straight over the roundabout and you’ll find the breakwater on your left some 500yds further.

What's Nearby

  1. Close to the mouth of Brixham harbour is Breakwater Beach, one of the cleanest beaches on…

    0.12 miles away
  2. Shoalstone Pool is a 53 metre sea water swimming Pool situated in a stunning position on…

    0.22 miles away
  3. Brixham Marina is in the heart of Brixham, a picturesque Devon town in the wider area of…

    0.22 miles away
  1. In 2007 the English Riviera was designated a Global Geopark and is one of just 7 sites in…

    0.28 miles away
  2. Brixham Harbour is located on the southern side of Tor Bay and boasts one of the largest…

    0.29 miles away
  3. Along the coast from the busy fishing harbour of Brixham is Shoalstone Beach. This isn’t…

    0.32 miles away
  4. The Golden Hind at Brixham, Devon is a full sized replica of one of the most iconic ships…

    0.47 miles away
  5. Brixham Art and Craft Market is held every Saturday from Easter to the end of October,…

    0.47 miles away
  6. You may be surprised to know there are woodlands on this well-known headland - almost 20…

    0.47 miles away
  7. Berry Head National Nature Reserve guards the southern half of Tor Bay. One of the main…

    0.47 miles away
  8. A boat trip is the perfect way to experience the English Riviera from one of its best…

    0.47 miles away
  9. Dartmouth Day Cruise - an exciting day adventure to the lovely historic Port of Dartmouth…

    0.47 miles away
  10. Greenway Ferry & Pleasure Cruises offer a wide range of family trips - Visit Agatha…

    0.5 miles away
  11. Radiating a warmth of its own, Brixham nestles in the rugged cliffs at the southern end…

    0.5 miles away
  12. Brixham Theatre now presents a number of shows, including community shows and hired in…

    0.7 miles away
  13. An English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark Key Site. Housed in the old Brixham police…

    0.75 miles away
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