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A day out in Brixham


Brixham is really easy to get to from Torquay and a lovely day out. It's the beautiful harbour town not far past Paignton. If you don't fancy driving, you can catch a bus or why not hop on the ferry at Torquay harbour? Alternately, why not park at Berry Head Nature Reserve and walk into Brixham?

There's plenty there to keep you busy. Here's a few ideas...

recently-restored Napoleonic War fortifications

Spend some time at Berry Head Nature Reserve - view the recently-restored Napoleonic War fortifications and take in the stunning views. There's plenty to walk round before you head off. We'd suggest grabbing a bite to eat or a drink at the Guardhouse Café at Berry Head. They have fab cakes too and it's run by our friends Alex & Lucy. When you're ready, head along the coastal path and through the woods, past Berry Head Hotel towards Brixham harbour.

On route, you'll pass Shoalstone outdoor seawater pool. If it's a nice day then stop off for a swim.

Continue walking and you'll come down into Brixham - with a traditional fishing harbour with one of the largest fishing fleets in the UK. You'll find little stalls selling freshly caught seafood like cockles. This pretty harbour includes a replica of the Golden Hind - Sir Francis Drake's galleon and worth having a look round.

If it's time to rest your legs then try Liberty - a tea parlour and cocktail bar owned by the same guys that have Soho Bar - one of our favourites in Torquay harbour. They have a great selection of loose teas, massive slices of cake and tasty fresh sandwiches, and don't forget their great cocktail list.

Fancy some seafood for lunch instead? You'll also find Poopdeck - one of our recommended restaurants in the harbour too.

When you're ready to move on, why not head into town and explore the shops? You'll find some unusual things at Lulubelle's and some nice interiors items at Lilly's and Inspirations. While you are in the town, follow the signs to the old police station where you'll find the small but interesting Brixham Museum.

If you fancy some more walking, head in the opposite direction to Berry Head along the coastal path and you'll enjoy some picturesque views up at Brixham Battery.

I hope this has given you some inspiration for your day out in Brixham.

Whatever you do and wherever you go whilst you are staying with us, we are sure you'll have a great time.

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