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Brixham

The English Riviera’s Colourful Harbour Town

Welcome to the idyllic fishing town of Brixham. The holiday park is little more than a mile from the centre of the town, and its picturesque, bustling harbour. Easily recognisable by the iconic row of colourful houses, Brixham is a small, charming town, with plenty of fresh seafood, and much to explore.

You won’t be short of places to eat, drink, shop, and be active in Brixham, thanks to the wide range of eateries, independent businesses, and tourist attractions. The unmissable Seafood Festival, incredible Golden Hind Museum Ship, and famous Pirate Festival are just a few of the delights that Brixham has to offer.

Shoalstone Seawater Pool

The 53 metre, tidal swimming pool is one of the few remaining in the world. Built into natural rock, the seawater pool offers incredible views across the sea to Torbay and beyond. The pool is free to use, relying on donations from the generous public to keep the 1920s structure going. With easy access to changing rooms, on-site parking, and on-site bathrooms, this is a no-fuss and memorable day out for all. Did we mention the 'Shoals' Restaurant and Kiosk? The seafood restaurant offers Brixham's finest catches, snacks, drinks, and takeaway food for a relaxed, quintessentially Brixham day out.

Golden Hind Museum Ship

Step back in time with a visit to the Golden Hind - the full-size replica of Sir Francis Drake's Tudor galleon ship, located on Brixham harbour. Immerse yourself in Tudor history as you explore above and below deck. Audio tours are available to illustrate the history of the ship, and crew, as you tour the replica. The ship's prime location means you're never too far from Brixham's first-rate fish and chip shops, bars, and desirable eateries. Why not finish the day by taking a walk around the harbour with your takeaway chips, and compare the historic Golden Hind to the plethora of modern boats about to set sail?

Boat Trips

A part of the English Riviera, Brixham contributes to an incredible coastline. Exploring the area's coast is a magical way to spend your time here, so why not opt for the best vantage point to appreciate the natural beauty with a boat trip! Navigate Brixham's coves and beaches, visit the surrounding areas, and learn the lay of the land with visitors and locals alike. Whether you opt for a dolphin watching boat, or simply hop on a ferry to the next town, you won't regret setting sail when in Brixham.

Places to Eat & Drink

Brixham is awash with incredible places to eat and drink, no matter your tastes. Famed for it's fresh seafood and plethora of independent restaurants, there are plenty of options for your choice of culinary delights. Take a stroll down the half-mile Breakwater and enjoy the incredible, panoramic views across the harbour and out to sea, before popping into the Breakwater Bistro for some lunch, or dinner and glass of wine. You'll find the harbour lined with cosy eateries, like Albero and The Prince William. The streets are bursting with bakeries, independent cafe's, and restaurants, where you can stop off for a delicious breakfast at The Curious Kitchen cafe, or enjoy a candlelit dinner at the Olive restaurant. Don't forget to sample Brixham's famous seafood before you go - dine in or takeaway at Simply Fish, opposite the harbour.

Ways to Spend Your Day

Besides the famous Golden Hind Museum Ship, the unique Shoalstone Seawater Pool, and the unforgettable boat trips, there is plenty to discover in Brixham. You can easily idle away the hours along the area's intricate coastline, exploring pebbled coves and sandy beaches. The area is known for it's many paddleboarders, so why not join in? A popular place to launch from is Elberry Cove, just around the corner. Alternatively, simply spend the day navigating the cobbled streets of Brixham, and pottering around independent shops, before grabbing a Devonshire ice cream. Enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day at one of Brixham's wine bars - The Wine Loft is a local favourite. Why not take advantage of all The English Riviera has to offer, and explore the area? The nearby town of Dartmouth is picture-perfect, and Totnes is riddled with historic beauty and earthy charm. Click the button below for more ideas!