Brixham & South Devon

Beautiful 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 Fishing Port

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.

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In addition to its fishing heritage, Brixham is also known for its stunning natural beauty. The town is surrounded by rolling hills and green countryside, with a rugged coastline that offers breathtaking views of the sea. There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities such as walking, fishing, kyaking and sailing.

Historic Brixham

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. The town has several museums and historical sites that offer a glimpse into its past, including the Brixham Battery Heritage Centre, Brixham Heritage Museum and the Golden Hind Museum Ship. 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

Local Attractions & Exploring Devon and Cornwall

Nearby attractions include:-

And there is plenty more to see and do!