Brixham, Devon

Brixham is a picturesque fishing town set into the cliffs at the southern end of Torbay. Fishing and tourism are its major industries, and Brixham is the town where the fishing trawler was invented in the 19th century

Brixham is a hilly town with life revolving around its busy harbour, where the daily catch is unloaded and a variety of pleasure boats operate tours around the surrounding coast. To add the nautical theme, a replica of Sir Francis Drake’s Golden Hind is moored in Brixham.

With stalls selling freshly caught seafood and restaurants and pubs serving fresh fish prepared to traditional recipes, there is always a strong sense of heritage and tradition in Brixham.

Surrounding Brixham are stunning cliff top walks and sheltered beaches and coves. To the south of Brixham, giving shelter to the southern side of the harbour, lies the coastal headland of Berry Head with its lighthouse, an Iron Age Fort and a National Nature Reserve.