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Brixham Events 2018

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Great Torbay Walks – Walks around Torbay.

Some of the beautiful scenic walks around Torbay

Here are some great ideas for walks around Torbay courtesy of

Magnificent romantic cliff path walks

A favourite is to “Walk into the Brixham sunset” around Battery Gardens.   Delightful cliff paths bordered by wild shrubs and flowers, magnificent panorama of shimmering sea in subtle shades of blue and pending night purple, and a huge, low red sun spreading a red-gold path across the waters to Paignton and Torquay on the other side of the bay. Then finally disappearing into the water.

The Panorama Route

The Panorama Route passed by the Oxen Cove coach park, leading to the Tourist Information Centre (inner harbour) via the busy Fish Quay.  The return to Oxen Cove is via Middle Street shops, all Saints Church, quaint fishermen’s cottages, delightful secluded Fishcombe Cove and the peaceful Battery Gardens , where the remains of a World War II Battery can be explored.  Walk takes about 1 hour.

The Mariners Way

Start from the Tourist Information Centre, visiting The Old Coffin House (a building in the shape of a coffin) on through the main shopping area of Fore Street , past the site of Brixham Cavern, returning via Breakwater Beach and the new Marina Walkway, past the Lifeboat Station and the Coastguard building.  Walk takes about 1 hour.

The Original Brixham Ghost Walk

Find out more about Brixham’s haunting ghost walk.

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Beaches in Brixham

Coves & Beaches in Brixham

There are lots of stunning beaches in Brixham and the wider Torbay are

Breakwater Beach  – 
Shingle beach right next to the breakwater with ample parking. Lifeguards, toilets, cafe and beach shop. This is a very popular beach for divers. Just a short walk from Ranscombe House and Overquay Cottage.

Fishcombe Cove – Sand and shingle beach in Brixham with limited parking, dogs allowed, toilets, cafe and deckchair/sun bed hire.

St Mary’s Bay 
 – A quiet sand and shingle beach with footpath access from the car park. No toilets or cafe. A great detour from a walk along the coast path.

Go crabbing 

Just buy a net and bucket from any of the local shops, add some bacon (crabs LOVE bacon – really!) and drop over the harbour side. In no time you’ll have a bucket full of crabs. Best time of day for catching crabs is mid afternoon to early evening.

Go on an organised fishing trip

Here’s a couple of charter fishing companies that we recommend:

 Kelley’s Hero Charters – Call 01803 855179 or 07970 642354

Optimist Charters – Call 01803 882625 or 07817136505.

Throw a line out off Brixham’s famous Breakwater

Fishing off Brixham Breakwater is a great way to take in views of Torbay, while almost guaranteeing grabbing a Mackerel.

For advice & bait go to Brixham Bait & Tackle on the quayside Call 01803 853390 or check the Guide to fishing on Brixham’s Breakwater

Fishing for mackerel in Brixham off a boat

Boats run regular trips from the harbour, suitable for all ages. Trips cost about £12 and last 1 ½ to 2 hours. No experience needed. Keep what you catch! Ask at the kiosks along the harbour.

Sailing and Boating in Torbay

Here are a few companies we recommend when looking to sail in Torbay:

Plain Sailing – 01803 853843, Brixham Marina, Brixham TQ5 9BP
Full range of RYA training courses, Round Britain Experience and yacht charter

Brixham Yacht Club – 01803 853332, Overgang, Brixham TQ5 8AR

Heritage Fleet
 – There is currently a fleet of six heritage sailing trawlers in Brixham Harbour. The “Golden Vanity”, “Leader”, “Pilgrim”, “Provident” and the “Vigilance”. The sailing trawlers are all gaff-rigged boats built between the 18-1900′s.  You can book 3 hour or day trips for up to 12 people on the Vigilance and it is a great experience.

Water Parks

 Splashdown @ Quaywest – Water park with water flumes and pools.  Goodrington Sands, Paignton TQ5 6LN.

Swimming Pools

Admiral Swimming Centre – Indoor Pool
. Check website for opening times and prices– 01803 857151 – Higher Ranscombe Road, TQ5 9HF.

Shoalstone Open Air Pool – 
Brixham’s outdoor seawater swimming pool is one of only a few left in the country, with large open areas to relax in and enjoy the sun. Parking, toilets, lifeguards, cafe and deckchair hire. 
The ‘Friends of Shoalstone Pool’ is a group of community-minded local people who have been instrumental in ensuring that the pool remains open to the public. Without their sterling efforts to repair the winter damage every spring, it is unlikely that it would remain open and free for all.

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Things to do in Brixham

Attractions for the whole family

Tourist Information Centre

Hob Nobs – The Quay, Brixham (open from April to October)

There is an excellent official tourist information centre located on the harbour. The staff are friendly and very knowledgeable and can help you get the most out of your stay in Brixham. They have a wide variety of leaflets and information on attractions, events and things to do in Brixham that caters for every interest. We definitely recommend a visit.


The queen of crime lived and wrote most of her works in the Torbay area.

Torquay Museum – Has a permanent gallery dedicated to Torquay’s most famous writer including an original manuscript and Handwritten notes.

Greenway –  National Trust Property – 
This is an extraordinary glimpse into the private holiday home of the famous and much-loved author Agatha Christie and her family. Outside you can explore the large and romantic woodland garden, with a restored vinery, wild edges and rare plantings, which drifts down the hillside towards the sparkling Dart estuary.


Churston Golf Club –  01803 842751
Cayman Golf – 01803 845 909 – Great value 18 hole pitch n put course using special ‘cayman’ balls. First of its kind in the UK.


There is such a huge variety of things to do in Brixham and places to visit nearby that we could not possibly list them all. Here are some of the most popular.

The Golden Hind
Although it has no direct connection with Brixham, there is a surprisingly small (considering it had a crew of 60) full size replica of the Golden Hind moored in the inner harbour.  Fun for all the family – especially on ‘Pirate Thursdays’.

Go Karts
Churston Go-Karts in Brixham has a junior and senior outdoor go karting track with fast karts and even some 2-seater karts. Suitable for all abilities. Children and beginners welcome. Prices for activities vary so please contact Churston Go-Karts for more information.
01803 842779 – Brixham Road, Churston, TQ5 0HP

Paignton Zoo
Very good zoo located just off the A380 in Paignton. Great for all the family.

Kents Caven
Kents Cavern in Torquay is one of the most important Palaeolithic caves in Northern Europe and the oldest recognisable human dwelling in Britain. It holds beautiful and spectacular geological formations and significant prehistoric finds, some over 700,000 years old. Sadly, Brixham’s own Cavern is not open to the public, but this is the nearest you can get to experiencing it.

Living Coasts
Much more than just an aquarium, Torquay’s coastal zoo features a host of exhibits including local sea horses, cuttlefish, seals, & starfish as well as Penguin Beach.

Model Village 
Feel like a giant at Babbacombe Model Village as you wander through 4 acres of beautiful award-winning gardens.

Lovely park land, quaint thatched cottages, tea rooms, Glassblowing, Blacksmith, Gold & Silver Jewellery design and manufacture, Leatherwork, Pottery, Resident Artists.

Coleton Fishacre
Travel back in time to the Jazz Age at the holiday home of the D’Oyly Carte family. You can lose yourself in the magical 12-hectare (30-acre) garden. .

Brixham’s Heritage Museum
The museum tells the story of Brixham. It covers life in the port from the Stone Age through to the present day with a strong nautical flavour.


Palace Theatre Paignton – Phone or check website for up to date information on shows.

Princess Theatre Torquay – Please check website for up to date information on shows.


Vue Cinema – Phone or check website for up to date information on what’s showing.



Greenway Ferries – 
Lots of regular departures to Torquay from the harbourside. Also many different  trips & cruises to Dartmouth, Greenway, Slapton, Totnes. See the leaflet on our stairs or book at the kiosks on the harbour side.

Riviera Princess – 
Regular trips to Paignton & Torquay from Brixham Harbour side – 01803 529147

Western Lady – 01803 294 700

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