Looking out across the sea from breakwater beach
Sandy Sparkle playing at Brixfest
All Saints Church, Brixham
Watersports in the bay
Life in the busy fishing town of Brixham has always centred around the harbour, where yachts and heritage trawlers jostle for space with modern trawlers and dayboats heading out to sea for the day’s catch. There’s plenty to see and do here, whether you’re looking for a romantic break or family-friendly holiday, and the fun starts at sea!
Brixham’s history is filled with pirates and smugglers, and kids of all ages will enjoy our hearty Pirate Days. Head for the Old Fish Market during spring and summer to find a whole crew of salty sea dogs waiting to delight children with puppet shows and pirate fancy dress! For a romantic day out, enjoy a cruise on a heritage trawler across the bay, taking in the stunning coastline (and perhaps spotting some of our local dolphins whilst you’re at it!) The RNLI Torbay Lifeboat is also stationed here and in 2016 it celebrates its 150th anniversary.
Or you could visit the historic fort and at Berry Head or the Museum or the Theatre. or hear the bells at All Saints church play the well loved hymn Abide With Me which was written here in Brixham.
A Taste of the Sea
The fishing industry is thriving here, and where better to taste the fresh catch of the day than at one of the town’s many fish restaurants dotted around the harbour? Most source their fish from the world-famous Brixham Fish Market, where you’ll find more than 40 varieties of fish – you can even take an early morning guided tour before enjoying a hearty English breakfast; a great way to start your day!
Whether you’re heading out to sea on a fishing trip, wreck diving off the coast, walking the South West Coast Path, or soaking up the local ambience in one of the town’s cosy pubs, there’s something here for everyone of all ages and Sea Tang Guest House is ideally situated to enjoy it all. So book your break to Brixham today and get set to experience a taste of life on the English Riviera, South Devon’s Beautiful Bay!
Many images on this page have kindly been provided by our late friend and Local Photographer Basil Taylor.