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Things to Do in Brixham

Head to the quayside and organise a tour around the working fish market which is so important to this town. It’s an early rise to start this tour, but you are rewarded by a fisherman’s breakfast in the market cafe at the tour end. If you want to land your own catch there are plenty of organised fishing trips running from the town centre.

The Golden Hind museum ship dominates the inner harbour, a replica of the original ship which Captain Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the world in is an interesting place to spend an hour or two. Walk the plank or experience how the sailors and prisoners live down below the decks.

Beyond breakwater beach you’ll find Shoalstone Pool, a seawater lido which is free to use. It’s a great spot to relax and swim with stunning views across to Torquay across the bay.

Just a short drive or 40 minute walk from Brixham town centre is Berry Head nature reserve,  an internationally-acclaimed heritage site, home to a fascinating variety of wildlife and history, with recently-restored Napoleonic War fortifications. Enjoy a lovely lunch or cuppa and cake in the Guard Cafe where dogs are very welcome.

If you are visiting over May bank holiday, the Brixham Pirate Fest is a hugely popular event with locals and holiday makers alike.