Tourist Information

What to do in and around Brixham

There is so much to do in Brixham and the surrounding area. Here are a few ideas:

Places to visit

Here are just some of the attractions in this beautiful part of South Devon.

Greenway House & Gardens

Greenway house and Gardens, Agatha Christie’s former home with its lovely Gardens sweeping down to the River Dart.

Torre Abbey & Gardens

Since its foundation in 1196, Torre Abbey has witnessed, survived and even played a role in some epic moments of history. Visit the recently restored Abbey, cafe, gardens and exhibitions.

Dartmoor National Park

A day out on Dartmoor with its breath taking scenery, it was the setting for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Hound of the Baskervilles and most recently Steven Spielberg’s Film War Horse.

Paignton Zoo & Living Coasts

With more animals than anyone else in the South West, you’re in for a really wild time – A great day out for the kids and all the family.

Babbacombe Model Village

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

Shoalstone Pool Brixham

Shoalstone Sea Water Open Air Swimming Pool and picnic area. The pool is patrolled and monitored by Lifeguards from 9.30am until 5pm daily, weather permitting. Notices will show when Lifeguards are not on duty.

Dartmouth Steam Railway

The scenery is breathtaking, along the spectacular English Riviera Geopark coast line, to the picturesque station at Churston, then on through the wooded slopes of Long Wood bordering the Dart Estuary to Kingswear. This is one of the finest heritage steam railway journeys anywhere in Europe.

Vintage Sailing Trawler Pilgrim

Classic Sailing Holidays, Skippered Charter, Day Sails. Adventure Beckons Aboard the Fully Restored. Traditional Brixham Trawler Pilgrim.

Sea Angling Charter Boats

Chartering boats in Brixham.

Great Local Restaurants

There are so many top quality restaurants in and around Brixham within an easy walk from the cottage serving great local food and the freshest of locally caught seafood here are just some we can recommend.

Traditional Fish & Chips

Why not just enjoy the local Fish and Chips, we can highly recommend Simply Fish serving the freshest of fish landed by Brixham Trawlers.

Breakwater Bistro

Café culture by day, and relaxed but intimate restaurant by night, we offer simply the best ambience and views of beautiful Torbay, together with outstanding food and drink.

The Prince William

Our friendly family run bar and restaurant is superbly located to enjoy the scenic views of Brixham Harbour.

Beamers Restaurant

Beamer’s Restaurant set in the heart of Brixham’s historic fishing port and ideally located on the harbour-side.

Inside Beamers you will find a relaxed ambience full of style and comfort with its smart stylish nautical interior, crisp white napkins, and a menu offering a contemporary English menu with seafood being a particular speciality.

Mitch's restaurants - Mitch Tonks

Award winning food writer, restaurateur and fishmonger, Mitch Tonks can only be described as a seafood champion, recognised as one of the leading seafood chefs and restaurateurs in the UK.

Beaches & Coves

Whether its a broad sandy beach or a secluded Cove you are looking for the English Riviera has them all.
From Breakwater Beach and Fishcombe Cove in Brixham, to the sandy Beaches of Paignton or beautiful Blackpool Sands set in a Secluded Bay just three miles from Dartmouth.

Blackpool Sands

Café culture by day, and relaxed but intimate restaurant by night, we offer simply the best ambience and views of beautiful Torbay, together with outstanding food and drink.

Local Food & Supplies

Here are just some of the attractions in this beautiful part of South Devon.

Great Local Fishmongers

Go to one of the local Fishmongers and prepare it yourself at the cottage.

Stefan Suddock on Middle Street Brixham
or
David Walker and Sons in the new £20 million pound Fish Market

Churston Farm Shop

Churston Farm Shop was created in 2007 to market the fabulous food and drink that is produced in the South Hams – the area of South Devon where we are located – and the wider South West.

Local Events

Brixham Pirate Festival

A swashbuckling mix of piratical fun and entertainment over the Mayday Bank Holiday each year!

Brixham Trawler Race

The annual event has brought together two of the port’s biggest one-day festivals – the famous Trawler Race and the Fisherman’s Mission Open Day. Skippers dress the boats with bunting and battle it out with two lap race around the Bay and fun and festivities on the quayside all raising money for local charities.