Brixham Holiday Cottages
Did you know...Brixham is the home of Britain’s largest fishing fleet?
Situated in Torbay, the fishing town of Brixham is a charming destination for the traditional family holiday. This historic and quaint port sways many to choose Brixham holidays every year - the town’s sloping cobbled streets and traditional seaside shops create a laidback atmosphere, making Brixham holiday cottages perfect for a family getaway.
- Brixham houses an exact replica of Sir Francis Drake’s flagship
- Deep sea wreck fishing excursions are operated from Brixham
- There is a Napoleonic fort at Berry Head
Brixham Tourist Information
Torbay’s only open-air tidal pool can be found at nearby Shoalstone beach and is free of charge for all. If you fancy a relaxed walk that’s suitable for the whole family, head east of Brixham to the nearby Berry Head. With panoramic views of the bay, this country park and nature reserve includes a Napoleonic fort, the smallest lighthouse in the UK and opportunity for some refreshment.
Those based in Blue Chip’s Brixham holiday cottages may wish to explore further afield during their stay, so why not take the ferry to Torquay and keep your eyes peeled for dolphins as you glide across the bay? Or hop on board the Dartmouth Steam Railway at Churston to explore Kingswear, Dartmouth or Paignton.
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Beach Holidays in Brixham
With 19 beaches and coves and a naturally sheltered port, holidays in Brixham are bound to include the ideal beach for you. The sloping sandy beach of Broadsands is two miles outside of Brixham and is a popular choice with families. Churston Cove is sand shingle and allows dogs, it is also safe for swimming and includes a parking area but access can be difficult for the disabled. Alternatively, Breakwater Beach is very family-friendly, a shingle beach with easy access and plenty of parking, dogs are not permitted, although it is safe to swim and includes facilities.
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Dog Friendly Holidays in Brixham
The town’s main beaches do not permit dogs, although there are many walks in the area which lend themselves to those on dog friendly Brixham holidays. Also, several of the more secluded coves have no restrictions for dogs, such as Churston Cove, Fishcombe Cove in Churston, Shoalstone Beach (except for the pool area) and St Marys Bay. Access to St Marys Bay can be limited and the car park is located quarter of a mile from the beach. Blue Chip Holidays provide a range of dog friendly holiday cottages.
Brixham Family Attractions
The family attractions on hand during holidays in Brixham definitely make the most of the great outdoors! The town’s harbour area is lined with cheery and traditional shops ideal for those Brixham holiday gifts, as well as a traditional amusements arcade. Brixham’s intriguing maritime past is reflected in the presence of the Golden Hind replica in the harbour, the popular fishing trips available and is recorded in Brixham Heritage Museum.
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