Brixham Harbour, DevonThe small town of Brixham is in Torbay, on the Devon Riviera. Brixham is an ancient fishing port and its harbour is one of the attractions of this characterful place. The old village of Brixham is on the hill that runs down to the quay, where fishing trawlers still enter and leave accompanied by flocks of seagulls. The focal point of the harbour is the replica of Sir Francis Drake's ship the Golden Hind. A long breakwater, used by sea anglers, protects the harbour. There are some early nineteenth-century houses around the harbour and most of the town centre is early Victorian.

Attractions

  • Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company
    Take a short boat trip to Dartmouth and then catch the train to Paignton or Churston.
  • Berry Head Nature Reserve
    It's a lovely walk up to the cliff tops to Berry Head, with fine views over the sea. Apart from the wildlife, there is a visitor centre, cafe and Napoleonic fort at the reserve, and you might even catch a view of dolphins in the bay!
  • Pirates
    Most Thursdays between mid-July and mid-September the Brixham Buccaneers provide music and entertainment around the harbour. In May the town hosts the Brixham Pirate Festival with games, battle re-enactments, live music and fancy dress. Visitors are invited to dress up and join in. The Festival holds the Guinness world record for the biggest gathering of pirates in 2010.
  • Brixham Heritage Museum
    There are many fascinating exhibits reflecting the town's history including a fisherman's cottage, police cell, ARP station, items from the world wars, lifeboat station, Victorian house, shop arcade and the fire brigade.
  • Ferry and Boat Trips
    The ferry service crosses to Torquay, and pleasure trips are also available from Greenway Ferry Pleasure Cruises.

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