The South Devon maritime port of Brixham in Devon is still as lively and bustling today as it always was and offers plenty of fun for family holidays. The pretty multi-colour painted fishermen's houses, many now beautifully restored as holiday cottages, sit above the harbour like a patchwork quilt shining in the bright sunshine.
Brixham sits in the Southern corner of Torbay opposite Torquay, and is a mecca for yachtsmen and sailors worldwide. The town plays host to the replica of Sir Francis Drake's 'Golden Hind' moored and which can be visited all year round. Drake's ship is only one of Brixham Harbour's attractions. Arrive early to see trawlers landing their catches to be auctioned off at the Quayside Fishmarket, catch a terry across Torbay to Torquay and back or just hire a little motorboat of your own and set off for an afternoon's mackerel fishing in the bay.
This spacious, coastal home has wonderful views over Brixham Marina and out across the bay towards Torquay. The bright and welcoming open plan living space as well as its enclosed garden with seating makes it a fantastic choice for families or friends looking to spend a special break in Brixham.
A beautiful villa set in a prime position overlooking Brixham's bay. Luxuriously furnished, this home has a large sitting room with a bay window that makes the most of the fantastic sea views. A fabulous dining room with overhead skylight as well as four lovely bedrooms make it perfect for families.
Perched high above the vibrant town of Brixham, this property has fantastic views of the harbour and out to sea. With three beautiful bedrooms sleeping six guests it makes an ideal holiday home for families or groups of friends looking for a fabulous coastal break in Torbay, Devon.
This Grade II listed cottage with its original beams and open fireplace brings country life charm to the coast. Set in the fishing town of Brixham, this family sized property has four bedrooms, private parking and a large garden with an outdoor hot tub.
Egret is an ultra-modern coastal cottage just moments from the beach in Brixham, Devon. The romantic cottage features a neutral palette with dashes of bold colour and boasts a spacious sunlit deck, open-plan living areas and views of the ocean, plus a heated swimming pool and a gentle sea breeze.
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In recent years Brixham has extended its marina, which is now seen as one of the premier ports of call on the South coast. From Brixham you can sail East up the Jurassic coast towards Weymouth, Poole and as far as Brighton, or turn West and head for Cornwall and the fishing ports of Fowey and Falmouth. There are lovely coastal walks along the South West Coast Path to Berry Head, or head inland and catch a vintage Great Western Railway steam train from Churston to Dartmouth or Paignton.
A self catering holiday cottage in Brixham lies within easy reach by car or boat of the other traditional seaside resorts in Torbay, Goodrington, Paignton and Torquay where plenty of traditional seaside family fun is guaranteed. Inland, spend a day on Dartmoor or take a boat trip along the river Dart from Totnes to Dartmouth.