Brixham & South DevonBeautiful coastline steeped in a rich history waiting to be explored!
About Brixham in Devon
Brixham is a small fishing town located on the beautiful South Devon coast of England.
Along with neighbouring towns Paignton and Torquay, Brixham is part of Torbay, also known as the English Riviera. The town has a rich maritime history, with a long tradition of fishing and shipbuilding.
Brixham is home to a large fishing fleet, and you can regularly see the colourful fishing boats coming and going from the harbour. The town’s fishing industry is still a vital part of its economy today, with fresh fish and seafood being sold in the local markets and restaurants.
Brixham is one of the oldest fishing ports in the UK and has a rich history dating back to Saxon times. It has a charming town centre, with narrow streets and colourful houses that date back to the 18th century.
In short, Brixham is a picturesque and historic town that is well worth a visit.
Brixham in Film & TV
In more recent times, Brixham has been a popular choice for films at the cinema, including the classic 1964 film ‘The System‘ and TV documentaries including Sky Atlantic’s “Fish Town” series, and the popular BBC series about RNLI lifeboats crews, Saving Lives at Sea. A longer list or credits can be found via the following link to the IMDb
Nearby attractions include:-
- Berry Head – spectacular cliff walks (Brixham)
- Sailing, fishing and Churston golf are all available within a very short distance
- Ferry Trips to Torquay or Dartmouth
- Paignton Zoo is a short drive away (Paignton)
- Visit Kent’s Cavern (Torquay)
- Babbacombe Model Village (Torquay)
- Kingswear to Paignton Steam railway stations can be found at Kingswear and Churston
- Fabulous local museums at Brixham Heritage Museum and Torquay Museum
- Castles to explore include Berry Pomeroy Castle, Dartmouth Castle and Compton Castle
- Guided tours of Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth
- Dartmoor National Park (approx 4o mins by car)
- National Trust Properties including Coleton Fishacre, Kingswear, and Greenway, Galmpton near Brixham, the latter being a home of crime writer Agatha Christie
- Lovely sandy, child safe beaches within either walking distance or a short drive (2 miles to Broadsands Beach, 5 miles to Paignton Beaches)
- The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan – approximately one and a half hours by car
And there is plenty more to see and do!