Things to do, Beaches and Coves
Shoalstone Pool - Berry Head Road, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 9FT - A seawater lido in beautiful Brixham is a 53 metre sea water swimming Pool situated in a stunning position on Brixham sea front. It is built into a natural rock pool that has been popular for bathing since Victorian times.
Brixham Breakwater - Protecting Brixham Harbour is the massive structure of Brixham Breakwater, stretching for half a mile offshore. It's a pleasant walk along the length, and from the far end you gain a very different perspective of the harbour and town.
Breakwater and Shoalstone Beach - Brixham, Devon, TQ5 9AJ - Along the coast from the busy fishing harbour of Brixham is the Breakwater shingle beach and Shoalstone Beach. Explore the rock pools at low tide or take a walk along the coast. Why not visit the Breakwater Bistro with magnificent panoramic sea views. - Brixham, Devon, TQ5 9AJ -
St Marys Bay - Brixham, Devon, TQ5 9Q - is a delightful secluded sandy beach where you can enjoy panoramic views of the area from the coastal path overlooking the beach. -
The beautiful little shingle beaches of Fishcombe and Churchston Cove on the outskirts of Brixham are quiet, peaceful coves surrounded on all sides by tall cliffs and wooded hillsides. The scenery at Elberry Cove is beautiful and is framed by wooded hillsides and the sea is crystal clear and is safe to swim in.
Broadsands Beach - Broadsands Rd, Paignton TQ4 6HL - Broadsands is a beautiful long sandy beach in an idyllic rural setting. It's gently sloping gradient makes it a popular choice for families with children. Stop and have a coffee or a bite eat at Broadsands Bistro, great food and amazing views. only a short Drive from Brixham!
Things To Do and Places to Visit
Sea Kayak Torbay - When we think about it, what epitomises Torbay is the view from the sea. We are overwhelmed by the sheer beauty and grandeur of the beautiful place we live in and the geological history of what makes Torbay the stupendous coastal adventure playground that it is. It is something rarely seen by the average visitor, of course, but getting up close and personal to the multitude of rocks, coves, caves and inlets making up the 20 miles and 22 beaches of Torbays coastline that brings it all to life. This is the foundation on which SKT is built:the sheer amazement at what Torbay coastline has to offer, our wish to share with everyone the excitement we feel every time we go out.
Brixham Fish Market Tours - 01803 882325 - Brixham Fish Market, The Quay, Brixham, TQ5 8AW - You can take a look behind the scenes during a guided tour of the market. Now in their 11th year, tours continue to be very popular. You'll need to be up early to catch one as tours start when the auction opens at 6am.
Living Coast - 01803 202470 - Torquay Harbourside, Beacon Quay, TQ1-2BG - Living Coasts is an innovative coastal zoo and aquarium where you can take a journey around the coasts of the world and see amazing animals in naturalistic habitats.
Paignton Zoo- 01803 697500 - Totnes Road, Paignton, Devon TQ4 7EU - Paignton Zoo is not just one of the UK's top zoos and a great day out;we are also a conservation and education charity and part of a group of zoos and charities, recently re-named Wild Planet Trust.
National Trust - Coleton Fishacre - 01803 842382-Brownstone Rd, Kingswear, Dartmouth TQ6 0EQ -Travel back in time to the Jazz Age at the holiday home of the D'Oyly Carte family. You can lose yourself in the magical 12-hectare (30-acre) garden:viewpoints give enticing glimpses out to sea, paths weave through glades past tranquil ponds, and tender plants from the Mediterranean, South Africa and New Zealand thrive in the moist and sheltered valley.
National Trust - Greenway - 01803 842382 - Greenway Road, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 0ES - Agatha Christie described Greenway as the loveliest place in the world. It was here that she had her holiday home, on the banks of the River Dart.
Berry Head Nature Reserve - 01803 882619 -Gillard Rd, Brixham TQ5 9AP - This stunning headland, with its iconic lighthouse and Napoleonic Fort, is surrounded by water on three sides and offers exceptional views across Torbay and beyond. You can enjoy some superb coastal walks along the award winning English Riviera Geopark, spot wildlife on land and at sea, or simply relax in the award winning Guardhouse Cafe - 01803 855 778
Battery Garden - Fishcombe Road, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 8RU - Is not a cultivated park, but more a natural landscape of trees, shrubs and grass. At the top area of the grounds, wild orchids and bluebells flourish. The gardens are known as the 'Grandstand of Torbay', due to the fantastic views across the area - Entry to the park is free and it is open daily all year round.
Lupton House - 01803 845800 - Brixham TQ5 0LD - Lupton House is a Grade II building set in beautiful parkland on the outskirts of Brixham. To the south of the main house there is a formal Italianate garden also listed. Lupton House host a number of events and festivals, Holistic Festival and Festival of History.