Visit Brixham: A Hidden Gem in South Devon

Brixham Marina, Near Torquay, Torbay, South Devon

Underrated and unexpected, Brixham is a truly amazing place to visit, and not just because of its location along the English Riviera. The coastal town is a treasure trove of history, beautiful scenery and delicious food.

Brixham, located in South Devon on the English Riviera, is brimming with things to see and do. Kids will be spoilt for choice until the minute they leave this seaside harbour town. 

Brixham is centered around its famous fishing port, where heritage trawlers head out for their daily catch suppling fish and fresh seafood all over the country.

Home to many bars, restaurants, and shops, Brixham is a popular spot among couples and families looking for a good time on the South Coast. It’s also popular among families who want to escape the busy city and relax next to an idyllic coastline.

Whether you’ve got young kids or travelling with friends there’s something to everyone entertained in the popular fishing port.

You may know Brixham as the busy fishing harbour in South Devon, but just a short walk from the picturesque town you’ll find an abundance of beaches. 

Be inspired for your next hotel break in Brixham, South Devon.

Where is Brixham located in South Devon?

Brixham is a historic fishing town located on the south coast in the district of Torbay and the county of Devon.

Its close proximity to neighbouring towns of Torquay and Paignton, as well as many other locations on the South Devon coast, make it the perfect base for exploring the English Riviera.

Situated on the South Devon coastline, Brixham is a thriving vibrant town with lots going on for everyone to enjoy.

What Is There To Do In Brixham?

There is so much to see and do in the small town of Brixham.

Brixham is a large fishing town with a harbour and marina, and also has some of the best beaches in Devon. You could easily spend a week exploring all of the different beaches and coves, many with facilities to keep the entire family entertained.

While you’re here, spend the day at one of Brixham’s best beaches or pull on your walking boots to hit the coastal trails. Wander around the historic fishing town of Brixham, admire the Torbay views from a boat, and sample some of the best restaurants the town has to offer.

Take a look at some of our guides on what to do in Brixham:

The Best Beaches in Brixham

Brixham, located in the English Riviera, has an array of stunning beaches with a mixture of sandy, shingle, and pebble. Perfect for picnics, coastal walks, water sports, and for days out swimming in the sea.

Our two favourite beaches in Brixham are Breakwater Beach and Fishcombe Cove.

Breakwater Beach

Breakwater beach is one of the best award-winning beaches for beauty in the English Riviera. The popular shingle beach is a Blue Flag beach, has a Quality Coast Award and in addition has been recommended by the Good Beach Guide.

Facilities at the Breakwater include a car park, toilets, a shop and a cafe so it’s a great beach to spend the day. 

Breakwater beach is dog friendly during the winter but dogs are banned from May to September.

Fishcombe Cove

Located along the coast of Brixham is the spectacular Fishcombe Cove. This charming cove is surrounded by red cliffs on all sides and is a peaceful place to visit. 

The sheltered cliffs make this beach perfect for swimming and enjoying the beautiful scenery.

Fishcombe Cove is a shingle beach with rocks and cliffs. Facilities include toilets and a cafe at the top of the beach which is open during the summer months. The Freshwater car park is a 5-minute walk away. You’ll also find Battery Gardens close by.

Fishcombe Cove beach is dog friendly all year round.

The Best Hotel in Brixham, South Devon for Families and Couples

If you’re feeling inspired and are looking for a place to stay in Brixham, take a look at the Quayside Hotel. Nestled amongst the harbourside, The Quayside Hotel is located in the thriving heart of Brixham, South Devon.

The sea-views of the busy harbour are hard to beat, and a coastal path is only a stone’s throw away from the hotel doorstep. Whether you’re looking for family-friendly accommodation or a romantic retreat, there’s something for everyone at this quirky, coastal hotel.

Situated close to Torquay and Paignton, you’ll struggle to find a better location for your Torbay getaway.

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