Five Top Tips to Spending a Day in Brixham, Torbay

View of the Quayside Hotel and Harbour in Brixham, Near Torquay, Torbay, South Devon

A One Day Itinerary Travel Guide for Brixham, South Devon

Want to spend a day in Brixham? The whole of Torbay is on our doorstep. That means, the whole of the most beautiful part of England.

We’ve got the sea, coastal walks, relaxing cafes and adventures galore. But sometimes it’s good to stay local. You might be tired after a long hike, or you might want to have a car-free day.

So here’s our five top tips to spend a day in Brixham.

How to Spend a Day in Brixham

A Stroll to the Breakwater

After breakfast, take a stroll around the harbour and along the Breakwater. 

Half a mile long, this is a beautiful walk to check out the boats and Torbay scenery. Built to protect the harbour, it provides a stunning stroll any time of year. And not to mention, it’s a great seal-spotting location.

After your stroll, stop at the Breakwater Beach and enjoy the award-winning views from the shore.

Take a Boat Ride

Explore Torbay and the English Riviera on a site-seeing boat ride. Arguably one of the best ways to explore Torbay, you can’t beat cruising along the water for a few hours. 

Take the ferry to Torquay to explore the local town, or soak in the breathtaking sights of Torbay and the River Dart on a leisurely cruise to Dartmouth with the Western Lady Ferry. That would take up most of your afternoon. And we wouldn’t blame you!

Boats run from 1 Apr 2022 – 31 Oct 2022. Boat trips are weather dependent and may differ according to weather and tidal conditions.

Fish and Chips

With fish as fresh as it can get, a day out in Brixham isn’t complete without sampling some of the best fish and chips in the country. 

Our advice? Get your fish and chips to takeaway, and find a bench to soak up the stunning views of the harbour.

You can’t miss The Rockfish which is located next door to the busy Fish Market. Serving traditional fish and chips, and daily freshly caught specials, there’s a good reason it’s a popular spot. Brixham Fish and Chips and Simply Fish are also excellent.

Climb for a View

After fish and chips, you’ll need to burn off some energy so hike up to the Berry Head and enjoy panoramic views of South Devon as you walk up there.

A stroll up to Berry Head coastal headline is a must for anyone visiting Brixham. With breathtaking views of Torbay, Berry Head is a National Nature Reserve and there are also two forts dating back to the Napoleonic Wars and an iconic lighthouse.

You can easily spend a few hours here admiring the scenery and grabbing a well-earned snack from the Guardhouse Cafe.

Dinner at the Quayside Restaurant

Now the evening lies ahead, and we may be biased but, a day out in Brixham can’t be complete without eating at the Quayside Restaurant for a delicious meal.

A lovely restaurant that’s relaxed and friendly. There’s an a-la-carte menu, a fabulous reputation, quality food that’s locally sourced and excellent customer service.

Enjoy pre-dinner drinks in the cosy, nautical Main Mast Bar, or in the hotel lounge by the fire overlooking the stunning views of Brixham Harbour.

Summary of How to Spend a Day in Brixham: 1 Day Itinerary

That’s how we would spend our day in Brixham. Of course, you could easily spend a few days exploring the famous fishing town but with so much to see and do we’ve packed the best into one day. 

Whether you’re visiting Brixham for a weekend or a week-long holiday, the Quayside Hotel is the ideal place to stay. You’ll be within walking distance of all the main activities and attractions. Click to see our best rates now.

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