Beaches and Coves
Shoalstone Pool - Berry Head Road, Brixham, TQ5 9FT - A seawater lido in beautiful Brixham is a 53 metre sea water swimming Pool situated in a stunning position on Brixham sea front. It is built into a natural rock pool that has been popular for bathing since Victorian times.
Brixham Breakwater - Protecting Brixham Harbour is the massive structure of Brixham Breakwater, stretching for half a mile offshore. It's a pleasant walk along the length, and from the far end you gain a very different perspective of the harbour and town.
Breakwater and Shoalstone Beach - Berry Head Road, Brixham, TQ5 9AJ - Along the coast from the busy fishing harbour of Brixham is the Breakwater shingle beach and Shoalstone Beach. Explore the rock pools at low tide or take a walk along the coast. Why not visit the Breakwater Bistro with magnificent panoramic sea views.
St Mary's Bay - Brixham, TQ5 9QF - is a delightful secluded sandy beach with interesting rock formations and surrounding cliffs just off the South West Coast Path, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the area from the coastal path overlooking the beach.
The beautiful little shingle beaches of Fishcombe and Churston on the outskirts of Brixham are quiet, peaceful coves surrounded on all sides by tall cliffs and wooded hillsides. The scenery at Elberry Cove is beautiful and is framed by wooded hillsides and the sea is crystal clear and is safe to swim in.
Broadsands Beach - Broadsands Rd, Paignton TQ4 6HL - Broadsands is a beautiful long sandy beach in an idyllic rural setting. It's gently sloping gradient makes it a popular choice for families with children and dog walkers. Stop and have a coffee or a bite eat at Broadsands Bistro, great food and amazing views. Only a short Drive from Brixham!
Things To Do and Places to Visit
DEVON&MOOR WALKING AND DRIVING TOURS - 07768 565 656 - A Land Rover 4 X 4 for a day of exploration, discovery and fun on one of DEVON&MOORS' personalised guided tours. Visit some hidden gems, stunning landscapes and charming habitats. Be captivated along the way with local knowledge, fascinating facts and breathtaking views. In addition they offer two half day walking tours of amazing Brixham, steeped in history and heritage.
Sea Kayak Torbay - 01803 912 963 - Oddicombe |Beach, Beach Road Torquay, TQ1 3DD - Sea Kayak specialise in delivering sea kayaking adventures in and around the coves of the English Riviera and are proud to be also delivering high-quality SUP tours and courses and beach water sports hire. So whatever you're looking to earn a new sport or just planning an unforgettable day out, they've got something for everyone.
Brixham Fish Market Tours - 01803 882 325 - Brixham Fish Market, The Quay, Brixham, TQ5 8AW - You can take a look behind the scenes during a guided tour of the market. The Fish Market Tours take place whilst the online auction is in progress, providing you with a not-to-be-missed experience. You'll need to be up early to catch one, as tours start when the auction opens at 6am.
Paignton Zoo- 01803 697 500 - Totnes Road, Paignton, TQ4 7EU - Paignton Zoo is not just one of the UK's top zoos and a great day out; they are also a conservation and education charity and part of a group of zoos and charities, recently re-named Wild Planet Trust.
National Trust - Coleton Fishacre - 01803 842 382-Brownstone Rd, Kingswear, Dartmouth TQ6 0EQ -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; viewpoints give enticing glimpses out to sea, paths weave through glades past tranquil ponds, and tender plants from the Mediterranean, South Africa and New Zealand thrive in the moist and sheltered valley.
National Trust - Greenway - 01803 842 382 - Greenway Road, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 0ES - Agatha Christie described Greenway as "the loveliest place in the world". It was here that she had her holiday home, on the banks of the River Dart. From walled gardens to riverside woodland, the informal garden at Greenway is very relaxed and tranquil. There are hidden gems to discover, views to admire and places to relax.
Berry Head Nature Reserve - 01803 882 619 -Gillard Rd, Brixham, TQ5 9AP - This stunning headland, with its iconic lighthouse and Napoleonic Fort, is surrounded by water on three sides and offers exceptional views across Torbay and beyond. You can enjoy some superb coastal walks along the award winning English Riviera Geopark, spot wildlife on land and at sea, or simply relax in the award winning Guardhouse Café - 01803 855 778
Battery Garden - Fishcombe Road, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 8RU - Battery Gardens has one of the most panoramic views in the Bay and is a great location to watch the annual English Riviera Air Show (June). The gardens are a natural landscape of trees and grass, with footpaths throughout the park, it is a great place to walk in all seasons. The Battery Gardens is also host to the Brixham Battery Museum http://www.brixhambattery.net/
Lupton House - 01803 845 800 - Brixham TQ5 8LB - Lupton House is a Grade II building set in beautiful parkland on the outskirts of Brixham. To the south of the main house there is a formal Italianate garden also listed. The Coach House is now a delightful café. Lupton House host a number of workshops, events and festivals.